Rachel James

Writer, Director, & Content Creative


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Rachel James directing on the set of Big Bad Wolves

Rachel James is a California bred, New York City based screenwriter, director, and content creator.

Her work often subverts genre paradigms, infusing unexpected humor, horror, and heart to tell an array of character driven narratives -- all connected by themes of social justice, female aggression, and feminine power.

Rachel recently received an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University Film School, and holds a BFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts.

Her work has been supported by Lewis Klahr's Flixus Program, the Nick England iCAP grant, Latino Film Fund, and the CATWALK Art Residency.

Rachel currently assistant teaches nonfiction film at Barnard College, is the producer of the Positively Gotham Gal Podcast, and freelances as an Assistant Director, art director, and writer.