Rachel’s feature film directing credits include THE ENGAGEMENT DRESS (starring Mike Manning, Angel Prater & Lisa Thornhill - 2023,) HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST DEATH (2022) and YOU’RE NOT SAFE HERE (starring Nicky Whelan, Haskiri Velazquez & Cleo Anthony - 2021.) In the Winter of 2021, she served as the 2nd Unit Director for the Hallmark Christmas movie A HOLIDAY IN HARLEM.
Her 2019 short film HATCHED (starring Melissa Ponzio) was chosen as a Bitpix Short of the Week, an Official Selection of HollyShorts, an Official Selection of StudioFest - where she was a finalist director - and a Film Shortage Daily Short Pick. She was named a New Director to Watch by SHOOT Online Magazine and is a current member of the Alliance of Women Directors and Film Fatales. Additionally, she freelance directs long form IPO investor content for the San Francisco based creative agency GLASS & MARKER.
As a character-driven director, Rachel is heavily influenced by her acting background. She has appeared on THE KNICK, LAW & ORDER: SVU, POWER, in the upcoming HBO mini-series FULL CIRCLE (directed by Steven Soderbergh) - and in the Netflix film THE POLKA KING.
Rachel holds the proud distinction of being the Youngest Producer in Broadway history to be Nominated for a Tony Award for her work on Neil LaBute’s REASONS TO BE PRETTY - and has been featured in publications like the New York Times, Backstage and Forbes.www.rachelannettehelson.com