Rachel Kwan (she/they) is a Vancouver-based film director, screenwriter, and production designer. Graduate of the Motion Picture Arts Program at Capilano University, Rachel is driven to bring BIPOC/LGBTQ+ voices to the forefront. Connecting with like-minded people, Rachel strives to create safe spaces 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. While many started their first jobs, Rachel created her own film company, specializing in commercial and lifestyle films. Since then, Rachel has worked on both union and non-union film sets, finding a soft spot for her indies. 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). Rachel is fuelled by collaborative team environments and is in perpetual search for new experiences and perspectives to add to her repertoire.
Aside from her freelance work, Rachel is a retro gamer, DND player, 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 is always looking to explore her ever-expanding comfort zone. If you would like to speak with her, she is most likely hidden in an editing cave. Or just e-mail her, that works too.
BTS photos from Offside, courtesy of Maira Gimenes