After working abroad for 15 years, Clare returned to South Africa to complete a MA in Digital Art (3D Animation) at WITS University in 2014. She is now able to put to good use the business acumen she’s gained in her three years as producer at Johannesburg-based TV & film production company, Coal Stove Pictures (2014 – 2016) and leverage her international network developed during her travels to access both local and international markets.
After leaving Johannesburg , Clare opened Katanimate Studios, an animation studio in her home town of Durban, South Africa. Katanimate is currently in early production on “Time Sliders”, a 26 x 22-min 2D/3D animated TV series as well as two short animated films. Clare is a certified Skills Development Facilitator and will soon be a lecturer in 3D Animation, teaching Blender at CFAD-Durban.