Rachel Thomas-Medwid

Rachel Thomas-Medwid

Independent Filmmaker

Other Roles: Director

Areas of Focus: Shorts

Website: rachelspoonerthomas.com



Rachel is an award-winning screenwriter, director, author, and independent filmmaker. As a storyteller, she likes to explore the darker instincts of human nature as a means of shedding light on important subjects. Her short film The Squirrels in the Attic takes on the topic of sex offenders and the multiple levels of fallout that can occur from this crime. It is currently in the festival circuit and recently received the Audience Award for Outstanding Short at the Film Invasion Los Angeles Festival 2020 and was selected as a semi-finalist in the Academy Award Qualifying Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Her screenplays—two features, a television pilot, and numerous shorts—have won multiple awards and have provided her with incredible opportunities to network and learn more about the craft of filmmaking. Her most recent screenplay, The Influencer, was the Grand Prize Winner in the ISA’s Shoot Your Short 2020 contest and is currently in preproduction. Rachel feels that stories are an extraordinary tool that can help both empower and humanize individuals that may not have that voice in the real world. There are so many stories to tell and she’s looking forward to continuing that journey through both writing and independent filmmaking.