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Oct 4, 2022

Today we welcome Rachel Noll James to discuss her latest film project INGRESS.


Rachel is an award winning screenwriter, actor and filmmaker with a focus on female driven films and bringing the female gaze to stories and genres traditionally dominated by a male perspective.

Rachel grew up in Santa Fe, NM. She moved to Los Angeles to attend Occidental College, and went on to study and work in the LA area for over a decade.

Rachel spent her first few years in LA working solely as an actor before she found herself getting increasingly restless waiting for other people to offer her work. So she started creating her own.

Rachel’s first feature was ‘Don’t Pass Me By,’ a film she wrote, produced, and starred in alongside Hollywood veterans Keith David, C. Thomas Howell and Sean Stone. Rachel won Best Feature Writer at the LA Femme Festival for the script, and the film was released worldwide in February of 2014.

Soon after, Rachel produced and co-wrote the feature film ‘The Storyteller’ which won the Silver Prize in the Family Film category in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards and was released on Hallmark Movies Now after winning multiple awards in the festival circuit.

Additional credits include the multiple award-winning short film ‘Paramnesia’ that was released as part of acclaimed horror collective Fun Size Horror Volume 1, the short film ‘Half Light’ that landed Rachel as a quarter finalist in the NextTV directing talent search and was released exclusively through Seed&Spark, and the short ‘Follow The River’ that won Rachel honorable mention in the Port Orchard Film Festival.

Rachel is currently in post-production for her next feature film, ‘Ingress’ which Rachel wrote and directed.  Slated for completion in 2022.

Rachel is a member of Northwest Film Forum, Women in Film Seattle and a co-founder of the female-focused production company Emergence Films.

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