Rachel Wolther

Writer/ Director

New York, New York, United States

Rachel Wolther is a director and producer whose work has screened at the Berlinale, BFI, Rotterdam, and New York Film Festivals, among others. Since 2015, she has directed episodes of GEPodcast Theater's science fiction series The Message, which was the #1 podcast on iTunes and won numerous awards. Wolther was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Film" in 2017, along with her directing partner, Alex Fischer.

Recommended Resources: 

  • Anything written by Caity Weaver, who is the best writer working today. Her voice! She's insightful and funny and simply the best. Here's my favorite piece about all-you-can-eat day mozzarella sticks at the TGI Fridays in Red Hook: My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers
  • High glamour & camp films of previous eras, especially musicals. I love Auntie Mame, Funny Girl, Valley of the Dolls and Bye Bye Birdie.
  • Various behind-the-scenes docs about Kubrick's 2001 - Parts of Room 237 or these Taschen books. It's inspiring to see how Kubrick & his team negotiate every little detail of the film: Room 237The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'The Stanley Kubrick Archives
  • But the real truth when I need some inspiration is I go thrift shopping at a Unique or a big Salvation Army. I love picking through old clothes to figure out how to repurpose & restyle them. I mean, filmmaking is about having good taste & good judgement, two skills I hone while bargain hunting.

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