Clarke Mayer

Clarke Mayer
Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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About Clarke

Clarke Mayer is NY/NJ based director, writer, and producer. Clarke Mayer's first directorial short "Feed A" had a successful festival run, and earned the attention of cinematic icon Werner Herzog. The short gained him a place in Werner Herzog's fifth "Rogue Film School" an invitation only 4 day seminar with the legendary filmmaker himself in which his work was screened.

Clarke’s most recent feature length screenplay, “Skyjack,” was selected as a 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist, 2019 Black List Feature Lab Finalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Semifinalist, Emerging Screenwriters Hot 100 Semi-Finalist, and a Finish Line Screenplay Competition quarter finalist. Clarke also co-wrote and directed "The Uncle Gerry Show," starring
Vincent Pastore and Tony Darrow, a television pilot that won Best Director and Best TV Pilot at the LA Comedy Festival.

After graduating from William Paterson University with a BA in Communications concentrating in film, Clarke began to produce his own content. His credits include producing as well as serving as cinematographer and story developer on "Heaven is Now" a feature length sci-fi love story directed by Audrey Lorea. He served as cinematographer on "Off Season,” a feature length thriller shot entirely on Martha's Vineyard that is now in the distribution phase.

Among feature length narrative and short films, Clarke has also directed multiple concert films including "Let Us In - A Tribute to Linda McCartney,” a Reviver Records awareness concert featuring various Nashville Recording artists including Jeff Daniels and Kenny Loggins and "The Many Moods of McCartney" a tribute to Paul McCartney's classical music featuring the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.

Clarke has also shot over 20 short films including multiple award winning 48 Hour Film Projects and sports documentaries including “Keep Punching,” a story about a daytime chef who competes in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament at night. “Keep Punching” premiered at The Montclair Film Festival and took best NJ Documentary short film at the Atlantic City Cinefest.

E-mail: clarkemayer@


  • Skyjack

    Skyjack Budget: $30M+ | Thriller Historical (An interpretation of the infamous D.B. Cooper story) A flight attendant must comply with the demands of a dying criminal seeking infamy in history's only unsolved plane hijacking.

  • Mercury

    Mercury Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror Plagued by the loss of her husband, a woman discovers an experimental drug that allows her to see him again, but the threat of abuse invites otherworldly entities that threaten her safety and sanity.

  • The Ghosts of Sundown

    The Ghosts of Sundown Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime Western An aging woman with a dark past must confront a small desert town's corrupt distribution of 3D-printed guns.



  • 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Quarterfinalist for "Skyjack" - Screenplay

  • 2019 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Semifinalist for "Skyjack" - Screenplay

  • 2019 Black List Feature Lab Finalist for "Skyjack"

  • 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist for "Skyjack"

  • Emerging Screenwriters Hot 100 Semi-Finalist for "Skyjack" - Screenplay

  • Finish Line Screenplay Competition Quarter-Finalist for "Skyjack" - Screenplay

  • Screencraft Scf-Fi and Fantasy Quarter Finalist for "Amnesia" - Screenplay

  • Best Director LA Comedy Festival - "The Uncle Gerry Show"

  • Best TV Pilot LA Comedy Festival - "The Uncle Gerry Show"

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