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Rachel is a BAFTA award-winning filmmaker with extensive short film and TV directing experience. She is predominantly interested in writing from a female perspective and is keen on dark comic stories, psychological thrillers and HETV sci-fi concepts and films.

 

Rachel went to Bretton Hall College (Leeds Uni) before completing a MA in Film Direction at the Royal College of Art.  With BFI early development funding Rachel started her dark comedy SOMEWHERE OUT THERE. She attended the Cinesisters BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS at Cannes and she won the Tangerine Entertainment Fellowship with this feature idea for the June 2021 Stowe Story Lab.  In addition, Rachel is working on her Sci-Fi idea called MAPPED, a popular concept at the Torino Film Lab. TFL Extended - TV series, which has been optioned by ie productions in Cardiff.  Rachel made a short proof of concept for MAPPED in 2019.

Rachel has made thirteen shorts, her most recent shot in 2022 is in post-production. Many of her shorts were financed by a range of funders such as LFVDA, UKFC, Film Four, and Anglia TV. She’s sold 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.

 

Rachel 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 CUB, which had Tim Spall and Helen McCrory attached in principle. CUB, originally nurtured by the late Catherine Wearing (Producer) was selected for the Berlinale Talent Project Market.

 

Rachel was a BFI NETWORK BAFTA CREW 2021 and she is a part-time Senior Film Lecturer

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