Rachel Goldberg is an award-winning writer/director and one of eight women selected to participate in AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. There she created her short film, NEIGHBORS. NEIGHBORS has screened at close to twenty film festivals, including Oscar-qualifying fests such as the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the Nashville Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival where it won First Place for the Alternative Spirit Award. Stephen Nemeth, famed producer of FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS has said of NEIGHBORS, “With the skills of a seasoned film director, Rachel Goldberg served up a balanced/nuanced/serious film with just the right dose of levity to allow you to thoroughly enjoy NEIGHBORS!” The praise continues as Jacob Krueger of writeryourscreenplay.com personally recommended Rachel for an interview.
Rachel earned her interdisciplinary MFA in Directing for Theater, Film and Television from Cal Arts and her BA in Theater and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has directed numerous productions for film, theater and television and her theater production of Vern Theissens’s APPLE was described as “poetry in motion” by LA Weekly and “stunning” by the LA Stage Scene. In 2012, she was named one of “30 Emerging Filmmakers to Watch” by Film Independent and was an HBO/DGA Directing Fellowship Finalist the same year.