As a small child in the beachside town of Hervey Bay, Rachel always grew up wanting to be a storyteller. Born to a filipino mother and an Australian father, Rachel’s parents gifted her a camcorder for her thirteenth birthday and she spent her adolescent years writing and making films. Hundreds of cassettes later, Rachel is now a masters graduate of Griffith Film School and a Brisbane based director who has built a diverse body of work.
An incredibly versatile storyteller, Rachel's work ranges from drama to comedy and short films to web series content. Her love for short-form filmmaking ignited during her web series directing debut with LGBTQ series Two Weeks, created by Mary Duong.
Rachel and Mary then went on to co-create factual series Bananas as part of the Screen Queensland and SBS Unscripted Initiative. Bananas is a series about their shared experiences as Asian-Australians living in Queensland and is due for release on SBS on Demand later in 2019.
Rachel was nominated for an Australian Director's Guild award in 2016 for her work on short film, Little Kingdom. Her short films have screened at International Film Festivals all over the world.
Rachel is drawn to telling female driven stories and representing the underrepresented. Moving forward in her career, Rachel is determined to continue putting more women like her on screen.