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Hey! I'm Rachel, I'm a Filmmaker from Hampshire. I have been involved in Film since 2010 after being hired as the Southampton Film Week assistant for community filmmaking company, City Eye.

In 2011, I attended a digital filmmaking training course and since then have been making my own short films, working as crew for other filmmakers. My role for City Eye evolved to  the Projects and Productions Facilitator, where I led on filmmaking workshops, projects and screening events.

I have written and directed several short films as well as working as crew on other filmmakers projects in a variety of roles from

Production Assistant to Producer. In 2014 I was the Producer for the Danze Macabre music video 'Jamaica Inn'.directed by Rakesh Thind which has had more than 14,000 views on YouTube. In 2017 I was the 1st Assistant Director for Ben Grace's mental health drama 'Antelope' which has had regional, national and international success at film festivals and competitions.​​


I left City Eye in 2019 to focus on my career as a freelance filmmaker. Between August 2019 and March 2020 I worked as crew on two independent feature films and commercial productions.

During COVID lockdowns I was able to work on a few digital/online filmmaking projects including an Film Education project for INTO FILM and helping City Eye to deliver a completely virtual edition of Southampton Film Week (2020).

Getting back in to film work full-time after COVID has been slow which was part of my inspiration for setting up a Film & Media production company, Blue Moggy Media

In 2023 I will be directing & producing a couple short films as well as releasing videos, podcasts & online content for Blue Moggy Media.

​I love filmmaking because you get to create stories, characters and worlds that otherwise wouldn't have existed.

I also love the creative and challenging process of making a film - every project is different and creates its own unique problems to overcome.

Annie Rachel Hillman


Rachel joined us a Runner/Production Assistant for our feature film 'Alive'.

She quickly proved her capabilities in all areas on set and we asked her back as 1st AD, which she further impressed us with her organisational skills.

We very much look forward to working with her again.

"I’ve been blessed to work on several films that Rachel has produced and directed. She is a talented and dedicated filmmaker who is committed to putting in the time and effort required to ensure that her shoots go smoothly and yield great results.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Rachel and look forward to working with her again."

Phil Peel


I’ve known Rachel for many years and was really pleased when she agreed to work on our  feature film ‘Gone to Ground’ as a production assistant.  She was super efficient in organising what was a complex production and also shot much of the behind the scenes filming and publicity stills.  Much of the smooth running of the production was down to her. 

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