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About Rachael

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.

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Loglines

  • The Vaccine

    The Vaccine Sci-fi Thriller When her husband joins the millions being vaccinated against sleep, an idealistic woman fights against his gradually fragmenting mind and an increasingly dangerous world to save her dream of having a child. In a world without sleep, how do our dreams survive?

  • The Siren Seven

    The Siren Seven Action Thriller When her lover murders her father and takes her protégé captive, a kick-ass career criminal who lost her mojo assembles an all-female crew to pull off a daring heist aboard a luxury yacht where her lover runs an illegal gambling den.

  • Sanitized (TV Pilot)

    Sanitized (TV Pilot) Thriller Horror Drama The superintendent of a psychiatric facility must contend with a new violent patient and a group of religious zealot protesting the facility, and to compound her problems, her staff members seem crazier than the patients.

  • Firebrand (TV Pilot)

    Firebrand (TV Pilot) Action Historical Pursuing freedom beyond her impoverished station, an audacious kitchen maid disguises herself as a man and wins a fencing tournament before the tempestuous King, but instead invokes the wrath of her alcoholic father and the lustful attention of his conniving employer. Based on the true life story of Julie D'Aubigny.

Credits

  • Cheer Up!

    Cheer Up! (2018)
    Film Writer

  • What the Hell is a Shortstop

    What the Hell is a Shortstop (2017)
    Film Actress

  • Anise

    Anise (2016)
    Film Actress

  • Caned

    Caned (2015)
    TV Movie Actress

  • Sugarplum

    Sugarplum (2015)
    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.

  • The Wait

    The Wait (2014)
    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.

  • MurderDrome

    MurderDrome (2013)
    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...

  • Revelation

    Revelation (2012)
    Film (short) by Liam Firmager Writer The end is nigh...

  • Unravelled

    Unravelled (2011)
    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?

  • Sunday Night

    Sunday Night (2011)
    Television by Channel Seven Productions (News) Actress Add a Plot »

  • 11 Minutes on Sunday

    11 Minutes on Sunday (2011)
    Film Actress

  • Swing It!

    Swing It! (2010)
    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.

  • Only Connect

    Only Connect (2009)
    Film Actress

  • The Silence

    The Silence (2009)
    Film Actress

  • November Rain

    November Rain (2009)
    Film Actress

  • City Homicide

    City Homicide (2009)
    Television by Channel Seven Productions (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Add a Plot »

  • My Year Without Sex

    My Year Without Sex (2009)
    Film Actress

  • Sick to the Vitals

    Sick to the Vitals (2006)
    Film Actress

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
    (2015)

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