Clayton Haskell

eXtinction is an environmental art short that brings together powerful storytelling with visceral imagery. View it here: https://vimeo.com/summerrayneoakes/extinctionthemovie

It depicts that the most pressing environmental issues are not happening thousands of years from now, but are in fact happening within our lifetime, and more personally on the timeline of a young woman’s life - from birth to death.

CLAYTON HASKELL (director) takes viewers on a visually stunning journey through space and time, while SUMMER RAYNE OAKES (Producer/Writer/Actress) breathes fervent passion and emotion to the piece through her own personal story and life.

“Inspired by the magnificent filmography of Koyaanisqatsi and the timeless work of cultural heroes like Carl Sagan, eXtinction is as much a celebration of life’s beauty as it is about the urgent need to cherish and save it from our own destructive forces.”

- CLAYTON HASKELL, Director


CLAYTON HASKELL was born and raised in Virginia where he began to explore behind the lens from the age of 6. He continued his film studies at the Savannah College of Art & Design where he directed and shot an award winning short film “Lyra Lezama,” the he produced in Havana, Cuba.

Subsequent to earning his Bachelors degree in 2005 in Film & Television, Haskell became a member of the International Cinematographers Guild in 2009. He presently lives in Brooklyn, specializing on directing and shooting both features and commercials, and counts among his clients such prestigious brand names as Bentley, Pepsi, Target, DSquared, Vogue, Above, Modo, Discovery Networks, Taylor Swift, and others.

His feature Directorial debut titled “Paper Moon” is currently in development.

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