I think I am the Sex Pistols but I’m probably Bananarama…

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Rachel is a writer, director and editor represented by United Agents. Her first feature, ADULT LIFE SKILLS (Creative England / BFI Net.Work), was nominated for six BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) and won two. It won the ‘Nora Ephron Prize’ at Tribeca Film Festival (2016), ‘Best Debut Screenwriter’ from the Writers Guild, the ‘Accession Award’ for Screenwriting at the East End Film Festival and was nominated for ‘Best Debut Feature Film’ by the London Critics Circle. It was released in the UK in 2016 (watch it here buy it here)

Her short film EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA (2015 / 2014). It won the audience award at the British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin and the Jury Prize for Best Fiction at the This Is England Film Festival, Rouen.

Rachel is a Bafta ‘Brit to Watch’ and was named as one of the ‘Creative England 50’ in 2015  (a study of the UK’s most creative people and businesses). She was part of Guiding Lights 2014, on the Script Factory Talent List 2011 and nominated for a creative residency at The Hospital Club in 2011.

As an editor, Rachel has cut award winning features and shorts, as well as trailers, music videos, promos and BAFTA nominated short animations. Rachel was awarded ‘Best Editing in a Feature Film’ at Los Angeles HDFEST 2008.

As a writer / director, Rachel is developing several projects including a second feature with Film 4 and two television series.

Rachel has a First Class Honours degree from the University of Bristol and an MA in menial jobs including cleaning for the Army, working the night shift in a fish factory and people counting.


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I love ROCKY – especially the bit about Sylvester Stallone selling his dog before he made it because he was too poor to feed it.

I like what David Mamet said – If you make them laugh, then make them cry, then make them laugh again they give you a house in Hollywood (at least I think he said it…)

I don’t want a house in Hollywood but I do want a water-slide from my bedroom to the swimming pool

And someone bringing me a plate of cheese and biscuits when I ring a bell

I think our bodies are more than just brilliant machines – they are containers of our hopes and dreams.

(my childhood dreams were to have a perm and a shell suit)

(my longstanding life hopes are to snog Pacey from Dawsons Creek and to understand the possessive apostrophe)

I think the answer lies somewhere in between Tarkovsky and Peter Kay.

I like jokes, limmericks and giving the thumbs up.

Party on Wayne.