Rachael is a freelance project manager, producer and consultant, and is currently managing the Support your local Cinema
project for moviepilot
GmbH. She is also a documentary filmmaker. Her next project is a feature film about a theatrical collaboration between artists in Minneapolis, USA and artists in Congo.
Until December 2008, Rachael Castell was English National Opera
’s Interactive Producer working to develop a long term interactive audience development strategy for the company, involving social networking, blogging and the creation of high quality video content with a view to providing dynamic, engaging, uniquely creative access to ENO productions, company members and teams.
Prior to her appointment at ENO, Rachael worked as the Head of New Media for Adventure Pictures
(Sally Potter’s production company), and previous to that spent four years as Producer of the East End Film Festival
. She has produced over 100 short films on a range of formats from 35mm to HDv, is a freelance sub-editor and film journalist with print and radio experience, and holds an MA in the History of Film and Visual Media.
Rachael also runs her own production company and consultancy: Rouge and Tripoli Productions. Under the banner of Rouge and Tripoli Rachael has directed video work for Opera Europa, Glyndebourne Opera, English National Opera, Masterclass Haymarket, the UK government’s Music and Dance Scheme, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.