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Reel

Film reel showcasing a variety of projects that Rachel has produced, directed, and shot.

Fast Rodney Who Was On His Way Out

“Fast Rodney, Who Was On His Way Out,” produced for the Pens to Lens Film Festival, was deemed “a triumph on every level” by RogerEbert.com (http://rogerebert.com/). “Fast Rodney” also went on to win “Best Dramatic Film” and “Audience Choice” awards at the 2016 Feminist Film Festival. Pens to Lens is a Champaign-Urbana screenwriting competition for K-12 students. The winning scripts are adapted into short films by independent filmmakers.

Sansone Popcorn Truck

The Sansone Popcorn Truck has been popping corn Champaign, Illinois since 1921. This was a video made for the Champaign County History Museum, made at the Champaign County Freedom Celebration on July 4th, 2022.

MTD Hydrogen Production Station

In 2021, Rachel was commissioned by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to produce a timelapse video of the construction of their Hydrogen Production Station. She worked with MTD management to edit MTD's drone footage into a compelling story of the station's construction.

Winter Prairie

Playing with the Blackmagic 6k Pro at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. This was my first outing with the BM6KP. It was very windy, which made me realize I needed a heftier tripod.

Standing Rock 19,000, Mascots 0

Short film for the Pens to Lens Film Festival examining the use of native american sports mascots with the backdrop of the protests at Standing Rock Indian Reservation over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Four Hornsmen of The Apocalypse

Short documentary chronicling the band The Four Hornsmen of The Apocalypse

It's All Done and Over With

A short film, written for the Pens to Lens Film Festival, chronicling the struggles of a family wrestling with homelessness.

Derek & Ryan Break The Fourth Wall

Sketch comedy show that Rachel was the lead editor on.