Rachel is a BAFTA award winning filmmaker with extensive short film and TV directing experience. She trained as an actress and directed theatre at Bretton Hall College (Leeds University) before completing a MA in Film Direction at the Royal College of Art. She’s made eleven shorts, financed by a range of funders such as LFVDA, UKFC, Film Four and Anglia TV. She’s sold her shorts internationally to many TV stations winning numerous awards, such as from Clermont-Ferrand, DepicT, R.T.S, Brest and Encounters Festival. She won her BAFTA for the BBC drama OFFSIDE and won another R.T.S for GIRLS IN LOVE.

 

Her 10th short written by Caroline Bird and staring Pandora Colin and Jane Stanton is currently doing the festival rounds. Her previous short ('I'll Tell You') won at Encounters Film festival (Best of SW) and was BAFTA long-listed. She attended the Cinefondation screenwriting residency in Paris (Cannes film festival) and attended the Guiding Lights scheme. Her directing mentor was David Yates (Harry Potter). She was on the BFI scheme ‘Think, Shoot, Distribute’ alongside Andrew Haigh (‘45 Years’) and she was accepted onto the Creative England ‘Elevator Scheme’. Rachel won the Nick Darke screenwriting award for her feature script CUB, which had Tim Spall and Helen McCrory attached in principle. CUB was selected for the Berlinale Talent Project Market

With BFI early development funding Rachel is writing dark comic idea SOMEWHERE OUT THERE, which she pitched at the Cinesisters BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS event at Cannes in 2018. She is working on a ScI-Fi idea called MAPPED, which was a popular concept at the Torino Film Lab. TFL Extended - TV series in 2018. She is collaborating with ie ie productions  in Cardiff.

Rachel shot her 11th short, which is a proof of concept for MAPPED, with the Central School of speech and drama and their MA Acting for Screen in May 2019. 

 

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