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.
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 in Paranoia, 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. Recently, she won Best Actress for her role in Caroline at Fentress Film Festival.
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).
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 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. Rachel’s latest feature screenplay MayFly: The Lilian Bland Story and TV pilot From this Land are currently receiving attention.
Rachel Rath – DIRECTOR
Rachel’s first foray into directing Tiny Head Man won bronze at the Fast Fwd Film Festival in Ireland 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. Hens played at Reykjavík International Film Festival. 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 is founding partner of production company 12pt Pictures with Kevin Marron.
She built www.greencard.guide for artists and business people aiming to qualify for the extraordinary ability US visas.
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.
Rachel is honoured to be a board member of CIACLA – Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles www.ciacla.com
She has been involved with the Los Angeles Irish arts community since 2009 and was awarded City of Los Angeles Irish Honoree 2019.
Rachel works regularly with the British Film Commission, Pinewood Studios, and recently with the AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) for whom she organized the 43rd Cineposium in St Petersburg, Russia. She also set up their online Community giving the Commissions an online forum to communicate and share during the pandemic.
Rachel is Associate Producer of Irish Screen America, Los Angeles and New York, screening films made in Ireland www.IrishScreenAmerica.com
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 approximately 1500 active members in 2009 when she stepped down to come to Los Angeles.
Rachel served on the Women in Film International Committee in Los Angeles.
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
For fun, Rachel loves star gazing, gold panning, reading medical studies, old books and smelling random flowers.