Rachel I. Johnson, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She thrived at NYU Film school earning awards and various scholarships for her work, and further developed her craft of filmmaking. Johnson directed her thesis film White Sugar in a Black Pot with the assistance of the Warner Bros. Film Award and the George A. Heinemann Film Production Award. Her thesis film received a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2011, an African Movie Academy Award in 2012 amongst other awards and has screened in numerous festivals. Johnson is grateful for the exceptional love, support, and guidance she receives. She will continue to serve as a positive role model and write and direct poignant films.