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Claire Mundell

Credits: THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

CLAIRE MUNDELL is an award-winning Executive Producer / Producer and Founder / Creative Director of Synchronicity Films, a scripted production company based in Scotland, UK.
Claire most recently launched The Tattooist of Auschwitz, a major 6-part adaptation of the Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller for Sky Atlantic, Peacock, Stan, All3Media International and NBCU, which debuted on May 2nd, 2024. It follows Lali (Jonah Hauer-King), who arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, where he was made one of the tattooists charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners’ arms. He meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number, and they experience love at first sight. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Stefan Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita become determined to keep each other alive. Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel stars as present-day Lali who meets novice writer Heather Morris (Critics Choice Awards winner Melanie Lynskey). Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story. Two-time Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and Kara Talve composed the score for the series.
The series features an original son – “Love Will Survive” composed by two-time Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer in collaboration with multi-Emmy nominee Kara Talve, and Grammy-winner Walter Afanasieff, with lyrics by Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Charlie Midnight, recorded by the world-class London Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Ross at Abbey Road Studios. The song is produced by multiple Grammy winners Walter Afanasieff and Peter Asher.
Barbra Streisand, Jay Landers and Russell Emanuel are Executive Producers.
In 2023 Claire won a BAFTA for Best Scripted at the BAFTA Scotland 2023 Awards for Synchronicity’s adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan’s acclaimed novel Mayflies, which Claire executive produced for BBC One. The series received a raft of five- and four-star reviews across every major UK broadsheet.
With Synchronicity, Claire aimed to establish a scripted indie in Scotland with a reputation for critically acclaimed IP. The company has established a track record in high-end scripted adaptations, including the BAFTA and RTS-winning BBC One/ ABC series The Cry, a psychological thriller starring Jenna Coleman, adapted from Helen FitzGerald’s novel by Jacquelin Perske, developed and executive produced by Claire. Other current projects include Graeme Armstrong’s debut The Young Team and Hanif Kureishi’s The Body and Graeme Macrae Burnett’s His Bloody Project..
Film credits include Karen Gillan’s directorial debut, The Party’s Just Beginning, Kill by Rodger Griffiths (financed by Library Pictures International and Screen Scotland) BIFA nominated Only You, starring Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor and BIFA winning Weekend, Andrew Haigh’s debut feature.
Claire is a PACT Council Member and PACT’s national Rep for Scotland. Prior to Synchronicity, Claire enjoyed a career at the BBC in senior management as Head of Children’s’ BBC in Scotland for the network, and Executive Producer in BBC Drama. During her time at the BBC Claire won an RTS, a BAFTA and a Broadcast Award for various children’s programmes she developed and executive produced.

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