Rachel Dickson is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Chicago. Before working in film, she worked as a print and radio journalist in Latin America. She is currently the Supervising Producer of The School Project, a series of short documentaries and webisodes about public education collaboratively produced by Kartemquin Films, Kindling Group, Media Process Group, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, and Free Spirit Media.
She is also a producer on ’63 Boycott, a Kartemquin production directed by Gordon Quinn, and has worked in various capacities on a handful of Kartemquin projects, including research, translation, media management, camera, and sound. Those projects include Hard Earned, Almost There, The Homestretch, In the Game, and The Prosecutors. Last year she was a producer for Central Standard on Education, WTTW/ Channel 11’s first web series. She is currently directing her own short verite film on school closings called Closed for Good.
Rachel is a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools. She studied International Studies and Spanish at Kenyon College in Ohio, and has since lived abroad in Colombia, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Cuba. She studied Cinematography at the University of Antioquia in Colombia. Her second home is in Medellin, Colombia. Her website is: www.racheldicksonmedia.com.
Films by Rachel Dickson
- '63 Boycott 2017
- A Film by, Producer, Camera, Location Sound, Assistant Editor
- Unbroken Glass 2016
- Kartemquin Staff, Kartemquin Intern
- Raising Bertie 2016
- Kartemquin Interns
- Hard Earned 2015
- additional camera, Field Associate Producers
- In the Game 2015
- production assistants, Kartemquin Production Assistants
- The School Project 2014
- Supervising Producer
- The Homestretch 2014
- Translation, Kartemquin Films Interns
- Life Itself 2014
- Kartemquin Interns
- American Arab 2013
- Kartemquin Interns & Production Assistants
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