Rachel Rath – ACTOR
Rachel has worked all over the world on stage and screen. She is currently living between Los Angeles, NYC and Dublin, Ireland.
Theatre credits of note include: the European premiere of Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh’s Babylon Heights, the lead in the world premiere of Arnold T. Fannings Those Powerful Machines, Joan of Arc in War of the Roses I, II & III directed by fight choreographer Paul Burke (Whiplash! Productions), devised theatre show Traces and Woyzeck directed by Serena Brabazon (Pushing Tin Theatre Company), one-woman show Spoonface Steinberg directed by Simon Hubbard (Cartway Productions) and Doublethink directed by Ant Hampton (Rotozazza).
A selection of screen performances include: TV pilot Husbands produced by Kevan Peterson for Bravo USA, BULL for CBS, Sorcha in TV3 show The Guards, Anton by Graham Cantwell, Nuts the directorial debut short film of Irvine Welsh, Axe Raiders, Darkside of Heaven and Cycle, three features directed by Robbie Moffat, filmed in the United Kingdom, The Actors with Sir Michael Caine directed by Conor McPherson, Laws of Attraction with Pierce Brosnan directed by Peter Howitt.
Working as gaeilge (Irish Language) Rachel performed in Failte go hEirinn directed by Graham Cantwell, Fiorghael directed by Macdara Vallely and played the lead role inParanoia, the critically acclaimed bi-lingual feature directed by Colin Downey. Film Ireland said “Rachel Rath is mesmerizing in this role…”. A Dublin Story, in which Rachel performed, won the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Irish Short at the Galway Film Fleadh 2003, Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival 2003, The Bronze Award for Dramatic Original Short at the Film World Fest Houston 2004 and was short-listed for Academy Award Nomination in 2004.
She has trained in Stanislavski, Meisner, Method as well as physical theatre. She is certified to an advanced level in stage fighting, unarmed, Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Sword & Shield and Knife.
She is a member of comedy improv troupe The Craic Pack, Ireland.
Rachel is Little Miss Voiceover
Rachel is honoured to have been selected to represent Ireland at the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus and 2012 Reykjavik TransAtlantic Film Lab
Rachel Rath – WRITER
Jig, Rachel’s debut feature screenplay was at CineKid Amsterdam (2006). Rachel’s latest feature screenplay, Lost at Sea and TV pilot From this Land are currently receiving attention. The rights Stalker 2.0 and Sins of the Father are under negotiation.
Rachel Rath – DIRECTOR
Rachel’s first foray into directing Tiny Head Man won bronze at the Fast Fwd Film Festival in Ireland 2006 and she has made a few films since including shorts Hens and Arrivals/Departures for Dublin the Movie: 4 Day Film curated by Lenny Abrahamson and Andrew McAvinchey. She directed 6 part webshow Masters of the House, Gumbo 5 in a Row and spec pilot The Grand Disaster starring Jennifer Hartnett.
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Rachel Rath – INDUSTRY
Rachel works with Irish Screen America, a year round series screening films made in Ireland www.IrishScreenAmerica.com She has been involved with the LA Irish Film Festival since 2009.
Rachel served for a year on the Women in Film International Committee in Los Angeles.
She has an artist friendly guide on moving to Los Angeles as part of Actors ebooks available here. DOWNLOAD This ebook came about from her move to USA and the need for a practical step by step guide.
In Dublin 2003, Rachel founded The Attic Studio a support network for dedicated film and theatre practitioners. Rachel set up the studio to promote the feeling of community within the theatre and film industries and to facilitate dialogue between artists. The studio had about 1500 active members.
Rachel served on the Irish Equity Actors Council and Executive Council from 2003 for four years helping to re-vitalizing the working of the office and perception of the union, write and compile the Irish Equity Handbook and populated the Irish Equity website. She was part of decision making on a national level on behalf of the acting fraternity. www.irishequity.ie