2011 Commissions Artist | 2020 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Rachel is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia artist.
She is co-founder and Executive Director of Storyline.
In addition to producing the short film and exhibition Water Warriors, about a community fighting to protect their water (POV), recent projects Rachel’s co-directed include: the participatory web documentary and exhibition Sandy Storyline about Hurricane Sandy (Tribeca Film Festival’s inaugural Storyscapes Award 2013); Sanctuary, a theatre commission from the Working Theater about the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan; and 28th Amendment: Housing is a Human Right, a multimedia project about the 2008 housing crisis.
Rachel has produced content with the award-winning national oral history project StoryCorps and EarSay, Inc., and was an associate producer on Incite Picture’s Young Lakota (Independent Lens). She has directed dozens of short films for organizations like AFSCME and The John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and taught oral history and storytelling in collaboration with institutions like the Museum of the City of New York and Parsons The New School for Design.
She is also a sound recordist for film and radio, including most recently Knock Down The House (Netflix).