Dr. Rachel Landers completed a PhD in History at the University of Sydney and a Post-Graduate Directing Diploma at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Working in theatre after graduation, Rachel then moved into film as a writer/director and producer of drama and documentary. Her films have screened at numerous international festivals, been broadcast all over the world and have won and been nominated for a number of awards.
Most recently Rachel made the feature documentary A NORTHERN TOWN nominated for the prestigious UK Grierson Innovation award, a United Nations media award and was a finalist for best documentary in the Dendy's and the Film Critics Circle of Australia. A NORTHERN TOWN, which she also shot, won an AFI for Best Cinematography and the 2009 Premiers History Award and is in competition at FIFO in 2012.
Rachel produced the feature documentary THE SNOWMAN, which was selected for competition at IDFA; nominated for an AFI award for Best Feature Documentary and won the Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize.
Her last film was the documentary THE INQUISITION screened on the ABC and France 1 and was in competition at FIFO in 2011.
Rachel has recently been awarded the 2011 NSW Premier's History Fellowship and appointed Head of Documentary at AFTRS. (8/14)
The Lost Tribe
A film by Rachel Landers, 2005, 56 min., Color
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