Rachel Maxine Anderson is an Australian director and writer based in Brisbane. A strong believer that there is strength in vulnerability, Rachel is drawn to telling honest stories that explore themes of home, family and identity. Rachel's body of directing work includes short films, commercials and episodic content.
Rachel co-created the short-form factual series Bananas (2019) as part of the Screen Queensland and SBS Unscripted Initiative. Co-created with Mary Duong, Bananas is a series about living between two cultures in Queensland as an Asian- Australian and can now be streamed on SBS on Demand. Bananas was an official selection into SXSW Film Festival 2020. Earlier this year, Rachel completed a director’s attachment with Jeffrey Walker on Universal Studio Group TV Series Young Rock through SQ Attach.
Moving forward in her career, Rachel is inspired to work in the episodic space for web and television. Rachel is determined to continue telling authentic, female driven stories and representing the under represented.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    How to Break a Heart2017
    Short
    Little Kingdom2015
    Short
    Sailboats2013
    Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    How to Break a Heart2017
    Short
    Little Kingdom2015
    Short
    Sailboats2013
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    How to Break a Heart2017
    Short
Nomination: Best Queensland Film
Sailboats
Heart of Gold International Film Festival
Gympie, Australia
2014
Birth Date
September 13, 1992
Birth City
Sydney, Australia
Current City
Brisbane, Australia
Gender
Female
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