Rachel has produced over 80 hours of film and television, from remote Aboriginal communities to international locations. Films produced by Rachel have won many awards including AFI and Australian Writers Guild Awards. She has produced documentaries, television comedy series, children’s television drama, short dramas and magazine-style television.
Rachel wrote and produced her first short film, Flasher, in 1996 and won the Most Popular Film (audience vote) at the Qld New Filmmaker Awards. She then moved to London where she worked for MTV and Miramax Films. She returned to Australia to attend AFTRS, graduating in 2001 with an MA in Producing, and receiving the inaugural FFC Creative Producer Award.
From 2001 to 2004, Rachel produced award-winning short films funded by Screen NSW and the AFC including Tree (Sundance) and Soul Mates (IF Award nomination). From 2004 to 2009, Rachel worked at CAAMA Productions in Alice Springs, producing award-winning shows including Double Trouble, the first Aboriginal (children’s) drama series for network TV (13 x 30 min, Channel 9, Disney Australasia) and documentaries including Karli Jalangu and Cheeky Dog (both premiered at the Sydney Film Festival).
Rachel has executive produced documentaries commissioned by ABC and NITV, including NITV’s launch documentary, Urrpeye (Messenger). Rachel produced award-winning documentaries Ochre and Ink (ABC, 2011, ATOM winner) and Big Name No Blanket (ABC, 2013), which screened at Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals and was nominated for ATOM and Deadly Awards. 2014 productions are 8MMM Aboriginal Radio.