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Rachel Beaulieu is an Anishinaabekwe from Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in southern Manitoba Canada. She graduated in 2010 from Assiniboine Community College with a Media Production diploma, winning two awards for her recognized talent.
Rachel’s professional experience ranges from commercial/brand, promotion, narrative, documentary, broadcast, and educational. Her work is influenced by her unique perspective as a First Nations woman and aims to make space for creators with a diverse vision.
As an eager young person in the industry, Rachel has received various professional mentorship and gained opportunities to hone her skills. She worked on short biographies and documentary films for the National Screen Institute, National Film Board of Canada, and produced documentaries and narrative films for her own company, Can Dream Productions. She has had her audio and video production work on CBC, CTV, FOX, Al Jazeera, NBC, APTN, SHAW TV, Bell MTS, as well as in international film festivals such as American Indian Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, LA Skins Fest, and the Gimli International Film Festival.
Rachel has produced and directed all of her films, Red River Roots, Hunger, Crush and Children of the Stars. Rachel won the Gimli International Film Festival’s RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmakers Pitch Competition and premiered Mèmére July 2023. She also is currently in post-production for her mid-length thriller film, “Otherside” set to be completed in 2024
Rachel holds membership to DOC Manitoba and Canada, Winnipeg Film Group. She is an alumni of the National Screen Institute, Women in the Director’s Chair Short Works Program and Story and Leadership program and recently the Tricksters & Writers program with Women in Film and Television Vancouver. She is also assistant director for the Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmaker Collective.
Rachel currently works as an Audio Video Producer at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. She creates original content for cultural and educational purposes; the majority is shared online as viral videos.
Although she has a full-time career as a video producer, Rachel is active in the local filmmaking community. She is currently the Assistant Director for the Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective, which provides monthly meeting events and training opportunities to Indigenous participants.