Rachel Landers completed a PhD in history at Sydney University and a post-graduate directing course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Working in theatre after graduation she then moved into film as a writer and director of both drama and documentary. Her films have screened at numerous international festivals and have won and been nominated for a number of awards that include: the Gold Hugo from the Chicago Film Festival, Best Cinematography from the Australian Cinematography Society, Nominations for 2 AFI's (writing and direction) for the film Revisionism; won a United Nations Media Award at the Melbourne Film Festival for the documentary Whitey's Like Us and a Logie nomination for the documentary series Drama School. Her most recently completed projects include the one hour documentary A Girl, A Horse, A Dream (finalist for the ATOM awards), the 4 part documentary series, Missing for SBS, and The Lost Tribe for the ABC's Compass slot, both of which go to air in 2005.
The Lost Tribe is Rachel's third project to be completed since the formation of her production company Pony Films in 2002. She has two projects in development: the documentary series Saving The World? with the Australian Film Commission and the feature film Storage with the NSW Film and TV Office. (09/09)
The Lost Tribe
A film by Rachel Landers, 2005, 56 min., Color
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