Rachel Goldberg earned her BA in Theater and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Directing for Film, Theater and Television from the California Institute of the Arts.
As a proud participant in AFI's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, Rachel created the award-winning short film "Neighbors." Soon after, she was named one of "30 Emerging Filmmakers to Watch" by Film Independent where she was a 2011-2012 Film Independent Project: Involve Fellow in Writing/Directing. Rachel was a finalist for the HBO/DGA Directing Fellowship the same year.
She has had the great pleasure of working in the editing department of Kill Bill: Vol. 2 with Quentin Tarantino, and was one of 16 filmmakers chosen from around the world to study under David Sacks (The Simpsons) and Jason Venokur (3rd Rock from the Sun) as a Jewish Impact Films Fellowship Recipient.
Her work in film and television has garnered numerous awards including the HBO Short Film Award from the American Black Film Festival for MUTED, the Alternative Spirit Award and the Director's Choice Award from the Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival for NEIGHBORS and MUTED respectively, the Broader Vision Award from the Garden State Film Festival for MAN, WHERE'S MY SHOE?, and the Best Pilot award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival for BOTTLE ROCKETS.
Her theater production of Vern Theissens’s Apple was described as “poetry in motion” by the LA Weekly, and “stunning,” by the LA Stage Scene.
She has taught writing, directing, media production and acting at the University of Pennsylvania, Occidental College, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.