Rachel Kwan is a Vancouver-based film director and screenwriter. Graduate of the Motion Picture Arts Program at Capilano University, Rachel is driven by her desire to bring BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices to the forefront. Connecting with like-minded people, Rachel creates a warm work environment for everyone to thrive and is always on the hunt for the next glass ceiling to shatter.
Whether its commercial or feature length, she believes that every moment is purposeful, and that an attention to detail is the glue to any narrative. Rachel is fuelled by collaborative team environments and is in perpetual search for new experiences and perspectives to add to her repertoire. Currently working in Locations for an undisclosed tv series, her love of film began at a young age. At the age of 16, Rachel started her own videography company that continues to create films for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. Soon after, her fresh perspective garnered her her own column in the Richmond News as a returning photojournalist/writer. In 2019, Rachel made the Top 40 in the Crazy 8s Film competition for “In Your Shoes”, and again in 2020 for “Moonboy” (now in development).
Aside from her freelance work, Rachel is an okay skateboarder, comic book hoarder, and craft beer connoisseur. She is highly ambitious in everything that she does, whether that be competitive sports or all you can eat sushi. Though just five-foot-one, she is up for any challenge and looks to explore her ever-expanding comfort zone. If you would like to speak with her, she is most likely hidden under her mask on set. Or just e-mail her, that works too.
BTS photos from Offside, courtesy of Maira Gimenes