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Los Angeles, California
Rahel Grunder creates authentic, sensitive, and female-driven stories as a writer and director in both fictional and documentary films. Her docudrama EMILIE KEMPIN-SPYRI about Europe's first female lawyer who moved to NYC in 1888 received high critical and public acclaim. The TV comedy DADDYHUNT was broadcast primetime on the biggest Swiss network.
Rahel's first short HAPPY TOBIKOMAKI screened at the World of Women Film Festival in Australia, the Moscow Short Film Festival, and the Tucson Slow Food Film Festival. Her documentary SWIMMERS OF HOPE won the audience award at the Science et Cité Cinéma festival in Switzerland, her documentary FARM WOMEN received the audience award at the Regard Bleu festival.
Originally from Zurich, Rahel moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and graduated from the American Film Institute (AFI) in 2012. She honed her skills not only during her master's degrees in screenwriting and directing, but also by working as a script supervisor for a few years.
Rahel speaks four languages and has an academic background in anthropology, film history, and art history. She’s an avid dancer and a hiking, running, and cycling enthusiast. She teaches documentary filmmaking at University of Zurich and is a mentor for the Munich Screenplay Workshop.