With no cinema and only a fuzzy, local TV broadcast, Rachael grew up in rural Australia entertaining herself -- writing, dancing, and exploring the land. She was bored enough to climb the Himalayas when she was sixteen, and has been conquering figurative mountains ever since.
An IT Business Analyst by trade, Rachael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. Being curious type, she studied everything from chemistry and physiology, to literature and film. Rachael is also a graduate of the full time Howard Fine Acting Studio program and of the Professional TV Writing Program at UCLA.
Rachael's screenplay THE VACCINE made the Semi-Finals of the 2015 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
Rachael's stageplay KINDRED premiered in December 2014 to great critical acclaim. “Blackwood’s script is brutal, honest and unflinching, 4/5.” “Kindred is a captivating and well performed piece of theater.”
Rachael loves creating character-driven stories brimming with passion, cheeky wit, and a vulnerable authenticity. She tends to write in the thriller, suspense, and action space.
Name: Rachael Blackwood
Occupation: Screenwriter and Actor
Film (short) by Geoffrey Wright (Comedy) Actress It's Sam's birthday and she plans to throw the party of the century to impress her eclectic collection of friends and frenemies, but her jerk flatmate Royden is hellbent on winning the heart of innocent Marie-Lee, whatever the cost.
Film (short) by Jet Wilkinson (Drama) Writer When two children go missing from daycare, their parents are confronted with their own worst fears and their personal failings. At each others' throats, terrified and powerless, all they can do is wait.
Film by Daniel Armstrong (Action, Horror and Sport) Actress When roller derby sensation Cherry Skye catches Brad's eye, the sparks fly. Unfortunately, she also catches the ire of Brad's ex, her roller derby nemesis Hell Grazer. The heat generated by this romantic rivalry arouses a malevolent demon-spirit, hungry for human souls. Trapped between the wrath of Hell Grazer and damnation at the Gates of Hell, Skye has no option but to throw down and sort this mess out the only way she knows. Stop screaming, start skating...
Film (short) by Liam Firmager Writer The end is nigh...
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actress Lily and Sam have the perfect relationship. Passion, compassion, trust, and intimacy. What is their secret to keeping it together?
Television by Channel Seven Productions (News) Actress Add a Plot »
Video (Comedy, Music and Musical) Actress Katie is caught between her passion for swing dancing and her passion for David. Facing a one shot chance at swing dancing on a national TV show, she risks everything and finds out that sometimes winning it all means losing everything.
Television by Channel Seven Productions (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Add a Plot »
Semi-Finalist PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
University of California-Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)