Clayton is at work on his original short screenplay Kansas: 1989, and the adapted screenplay Riding the Doghouse, from a short story by Randy DeVita. He just returned from serving as a moderator at the Austin Film Festival, and is proud to have been a festival screener for them in addition to Bend Film Festival and Brooklyn Film Festival.

World Premiere Screening:
TOO LATE will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival on March 22nd, opening for Greg Emetaz’ horror comedy feature Camp Wedding:

This just in: TOO LATE has been nominated for Best Comedy Short as well as Best Short Short at QWFF !


Poster Design: Christina D'Angelo

off track betty

Clayton's first project as writer and director is the story of a longtime resident of New York City who realizes she no longer recognizes her neighborhood. Shot on 16mm film on locations that were soon demolished, Off Track Betty is a short film about love, memory, and what it means to move forward.

Winner: Kodak Award for "Best Work Shot on Film,” 2018 Queens World Film Festival.
Winner: Best Short Audience Award, Brooklyn Film Festival
Winner: Best in Category Jury Award, Tallgrass Film Festival
Official Selection: Austin Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Bend Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Tallgrass Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, LA Indie Film Fest, Manhattan Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Kansas City Film Fest, Soho International Film Festival, Hells Half Mile Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival

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too late

Produced under the auspices of Filmshop, TOO LATE tells the story of Chad, a man who sets out to make amends to the woman he wronged. He better get it right--the stakes couldn't be higher. TOO LATE will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival on March 22, and is up for two festival awards: Best Comedy Short and Best Short Short.

Follow Clayton and his work on his Vimeo channel.



Chad (Josh Mendelow) in Too Late

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captain bulldog productions

Clayton's next projects include an original short screenplay about growing up queer in the Midwest; a short film adapted from a story by Randy DeVita in development; and two feature film screenplays in development under the auspices of Captain Bulldog Productions, LLC.