Rachel Pikelny

Rachel produced the award-winning documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in 2014. Prior to that, she served as co-producer on Kartemquin's Mormon Movie, American Arab, and On Beauty, and Associate Producer on A Good Man, broadcast on PBS American Masters in 2011.

In 2014, Rachel joined the staff at Siskel/Jacobs Productions as its Director of Production. In that capacity, she produces and directs a number of feature documentaries, web shorts, nonprofit videos, and branded content.

With documentary production house The Kindling Group, Rachel served as production coordinator and producer for “What’s Your Calling?” – the companion web engagement campaign for The Calling, a four-hour documentary miniseries broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens series in December 2010.

Rachel spent several years at Kurtis Productions, creating episodes of the nonfiction series “Cold Case Files” for A&E and “American Greed” for CNBC.  She also produces promotional content for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi and LKQ Corporation, and serves on committees for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the Chicago Short Film Brigade and the Hugo Television Awards.

Films by Rachel Pikelny

The School Project 2014
The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013
American Arab 2013
A Good Man 2011
Associate Producer