Clayton is a documentary and narrative filmmaker interested in exploring the hidden stories and compelling characters that emerge when people pursue their passions. A graduate of Northwestern University's Master of Fine Arts program in film, Clayton has received several awards and seen his films screened across the country and internationally. His films explore what happens when fascinating characters, real or imagined, are caught in curious obsessions. He is co-director of the award-winning documentary "The Atom Smashers" which was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. Clayton teaches film production at Northwestern and is a co-founder of 137 Films, a non-profit documentary production company telling stories found in the world of science.