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Like most filmmakers, Rachel’s passion for the industry began at a young age. Rachel first tried her luck at acting, auditioning for many projects around the Boston area. However, upon starting high school, she quickly realized that her true passion lies behind the camera. Before graduation, she would go on to direct a live-to-tape show as well as the schools regular news program. She also became president of the TV Production Club and helped teach the Production class.

At 19, Rachel made the move from New England to Los Angeles, where she attended the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. Throughout her time in school, she developed a love for Assistant Directing. She majored in Directing, Producing and Production Design and was the only student to graduate as a triple major. Immediately after graduating, she took a job at the school helping to instruct new students.

In the years following, Rachel has worked on a variety of projects, such as feature films (Off the Ledge and Border Brothers), short films (Grains of Sand and Mable), commercials (5 Hour Energy and Doritos), music videos (Portugal. The Man and Maher Zain), web series (Sean Patrick Flanery’s Devlin Made Me Do It) and TV Shows (Whale Wars and Monk).

Rachel currently Assistant Directs and helps produce all Hectic Films projects, specializing in scheduling and budgeting. She also takes on freelance jobs, such as the upcoming feature Graveyard Boys (currently in pre-production). Her long term goals include working with her idol, Joss Whedon and someday rebooting the Harry Potter franchise.

Outside of film, Rachel loves literature, going to theme parks, taking trips and everything Disney

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    Hectic Films is an indie film company formed by Rickey Bird and Jason Sanders in 2003. The name was the best way they could explain how things got crazy on set. Since 2003 Hectic Films has gained a very professional team to create amazing projects.