Podtalk: Filmmaker Clare Cooney for Short Film ‘Runner,’ Debuting on YouTube’s Omeleto

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CHICAGO – The determining factor of a creative work’s shelf life can simply be its excellence. Writer, director and actor Clare Cooney released her first short film “Runner” in 2017, and the positive reaction was immediate. After a number of film festivals and awards, Cooney will release the film nationwide on the YouTube channel “Omeleto” on April 23rd, 2019. To access the film, click here.

Clare Cooney in ‘Runner,’ Now on YouTube’s Omeleto
Photo credit: Clare-Cooney.com

Clare Cooney is a native of Detroit, and graduated from Notre Dame University with a degree in Psychology and Theater. She moved to Chicago to pursue acting, and also has attended the School at Steppenwolf. She has also appeared (and worked as a casting director) in a couple of feature collaborations with filmmaker Michael Glover Smith, “Mercury in Retrograde” and “Rendezvous in Chicago.” The story of “Runner” is the story of Becca (Cooney) who witnesses an event while out on a run, and the implications keeps haunting her for months.

In Part One of the following Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Clare Cooney chats about the two year journey of “Runner,” and her evolution in guiding the film.

In Part Two, Cooney talks about the variations in working and challenging herself as an actor.

“Omeleto” is a YouTube channel specializing in short film presentation. Click here to access. For a Podtalk with Clare Cooney from 2018, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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