Rachel is a BAFTA award-winning filmmaker with extensive short film and TV directing experience. She 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 in June 2021 Stowe Story Lab. In addition, Rachel is working on her Sci-Fi idea MAPPED, a popular concept at the Torino Film Lab, TFL Extended - TV series, which has been optioned by IE IE Productions, in Cardiff.
Rachel has made thirteen shorts, Many 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, The Royal Television Society (R.T.S), Brest and Encounters Festival. She won her BAFTA for the BBC drama OFFSIDE and won another R.T.S for Children's TV Series GIRLS IN LOVE by Jacqueline Wilson.
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 also mentored by Philippa Lowthorpe via the Directors UK Inspire scheme. 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 is BAFTA connect member and a part-time Senior Film Lecturer. She lives in Bristol, England.