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RACHEL ANNETTE HELSON was recently honored by SHOOT Online as a 2019 NEW DIRECTOR TO WATCH for her work on "Hatched," a dramatic short film starring Melissa Ponzio (Series Regular: "Teen Wolf.")
As an honoree of SHOOT, a selection of "Hatched" premiered at the DGA. The film began its festival run at Hollyshorts (Official Selection,) played at numerous festivals and was released online as a Film Shortage Daily Short Pick. Rachel was chosen as 1 of 5 finalist directors at Studiofest for her work on "Hatched."
In April 2019, she was selected as a director for the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge sponsored by RED Cameras and Zeiss. Her team's mockumentary short debuted at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC.
For the past six years, Rachel has produced, edited and directed over 150 online advertisements and branded content videos for clients like Macys, Pepsi, Dun + Bradstreet, The Broadway League and more.
She is the co-creator, executive producer, writer and original character designer for "Cape Kids," a new educational children's television show starring David Faustino, Keith Powell+ Suzy Nakamura.
As a producer, she was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for her work on Neil LaBute's "reasons to be pretty" making her the youngest producer in Broadway history to be nominated for a Tony Award at age 20.
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