Filmmaker. Storyteller.

"If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies." Kathryn Bigelow


Filming wrapped on Follow the River short film

Sep 21, 2017

Rachel just wrapped production on the short film Follow the River — a proof of concept for the feature film by the same name. Rachel wrote and directed the short, and has written the feature script which she is attached to direct. The short will serve as a calling card for Rachel’s vision as a…

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Short film ‘Half Light’ acquired by Seed & Spark for exclusive distribution

Dec 18, 2016

I am very excited to announce that my short film Half Light has been acquired by the platform Seed & Spark for exclusive distribution. The film will be released alongside a collection of female-directed short films, and I’m thrilled to have my directorial debut included in this line up! More details to come when a release…

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The Storyteller wraps filming in Indianapolis, IN

Jul 28, 2016

I am back from Indiana where I spent a month shooting the feature film The Storyteller – a film I co-wrote and produced. The script won SILVER PRIZE in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards last year, and the film is now moving into post production.   You can keep up with the film’s progress at…

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Launch of female-focused production company Emergence Films

Apr 08, 2016

I am thrilled to announce that, along with my three incredible producing partners, I have launched the female-focused production company Emergence Films! Emergence Films is an LA based production company committed to supporting emerging female filmmakers and exploring new ways to tell stories that showcase strong, complex and multidimensional women. We believe it’s time for…

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Stunts: Behind the Magic

Aug 11, 2015

Recently shared another blog post with 20 Questions Film. Wanted to post it here as well. Happy Tuesday!   Most of the movies making a box office smash are rip roaring rides. Action sequence strung after action sequence. The special effects have become so lifelike that its almost impossible to tell the practical effects from…

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Production Diary: The Storyteller

Jun 16, 2015

I have started an ongoing production diary for the feature The Storyteller that has just gone into pre-production. The company I am working with, 20 Questions Film, will be running the blog on their site – you can keep up with it there, and I will post each entry here as well!  Happy Tuesday!   ‘The…

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Paramnesia wins Best Short at LA Thriller Fest 2015

May 05, 2015

Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share the news that a short film I wrote, produced and starred in alongside the fabulous Mikey May just won BEST SHORT at the LA Thriller Fest last month. The film was also selected to be part of the horror-short collective FUN SIZE HORROR: Volume 1, which is being distributed by…

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