Raising Dion

Issue #103: Watch Man

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

Following a run-in at school, Nicole has a difficult but necessary conversation with her son. A mysterious figure from Mark’s past resurfaces.

Issue #104: Welcome to BIONA. Hope You Survive the Experience

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

As Nicole tries to track down the person behind an ominous photo, Pat takes Dion to BIONA, where they see a few things not on the official tour.

Veronica Mars

Season 4, Episode 4: Heads You Lose

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

Convinced the bomber is still at large, Veronica visits Chino to learn more about Clyde and Big Dick. Mayor Dobbins’ request for help from the FBI brings an old flame to Neptune. Veronica confronts her mugger.

Mayans MC

Season 1, Episode 7: Cucaracha/K’uruch

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

New secrets are brought to light, putting the M.C. at odds.

Season 2, Episode 5: Xquic

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

An unexpected storm kicks up dust south of the border, as old family secrets bleed into familial affairs.

American Horror Story: Cult

Season 7, Episode 7: Valerie Solanas Died For Your Sins: Scumbag

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

Kai (Evan Peters) begins to solidify his grasp in power; Bebe Babbitt (Frances Conroy), the former lover of the first female cult leader Valerie Solanas (Lena Dunham), warns Beverley (Adina Porter), Ivy (Alison Pill), and Winter (Billie Lourd) about Kai.

Welcome to Camelot

Camelot Jones is a troubled teenager who escapes abuse by hiding inside a world of fantasy — one hidden inside her identical twin sister’s paintings. But when reality descends on her safe haven, the true horror begins.

WELCOME TO CAMELOT was written by Rachel Goldberg and won Best Screenplay from the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival and was selected for the Women in Film Financing Initiative with mentors Lynette Howell (BLUE VALENTINE) and Chris Tricarico (KILL BILL). It also won Best Screenplay from the Garden State Film Festival where it received a staged reading in Atlantic City with a phenomenal cast including Al Sapienza (HOUSE OF CARDS). Earlier drafts of the screenplay were recognized by Sundance, Slamdance, PAGE International, the Big Australian and Shriekfest.

Transformation Awaits

Maggie, a quirky shut-in, spends her days obsessed with television personality and “Transformational Healer,” Connor Robinson. When Maggie gets a feisty new neighbor, Lamay — a trans woman in a tumultuous relationship — the two begin a strange friendship that catapults them on a cross-country adventure to meet Connor in person.

TRANSFORMATION AWAITS was written by Rachel Goldberg and Jonathan Pope Evans.

The feature screenplay is based on the award-winning short film, NEIGHBORS, which was created through AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women.

The screenplay was selected for the highly competitive Film Independent Screenwriting Lab where it was developed under the guidance of Jeff Stockwell (DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS), Kirsten Smith (LEGALLY BLONDE) and Damien Chazelle (WHIPLASH). The script was also supported by the Sundance/Women in Film Financing Initiative under the guidance of Cassian Elwes (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), Amy Baer (LAST VEGAS) and Sundance Executive Director, Keri Putnam.

TRANSFORMATION AWAITS won a Grand Prize in Screenwriting at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, was a quarterfinalist for the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship (placing it in the top 5% of over 7500 scripts), and was top 5 for the Cinestory Screenwriting Fellowship.

Rosita Lopez for President

Fourteen-year-old Rosita Lopez is running for President of the United States of America. As she tries to garner votes, she renews more than just a sense of democracy in the people she meets.

Selected Awards and Festival Screenings:

  • WINNER, Best Overall Short Film – River Bend Film Festival (2014)
  • WINNER, Kid’s Choice Award – LA Diversity Film Festival (2014)
  • HBO Jury Prize, Best Short Film, Runner-Up – Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2014)
  • Nominated, Best Short Comedy of 2014 – New Filmmakers LA (2014)
  • Annual Pride Film Festival (Official Selection, 2016)
  • 10 x 10 Film Festival (Official Selection, 2016)
  • SONY/New Filmmakers LA Screening (2015)
  • Athena Film Festival (Official Selection, 2015)
  • Muff Society Screening paired with “Legally Blonde”
  • Cleveland International Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Athens International Film + Video Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • San Francisco Mini Muff (Official Selection, 2015)
  • Ojai Film Festival (Official Selection, 2015)
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Gasparailla International Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Laughlin International Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • SHOUT Birmingham GLBT Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Queen City Black Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Capital City Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Boston LGBT Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • A Place Called Home, Summer Movie Nights, 2014
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival (Official Selection, 2013)
  • BET/HBO Urbanworld Film Festival (Official Selection, 2013)
  • Chinese American Film Festival (Official Selection, 2013)

Muted

When her teenage daughter Crystal disappears, Lena Gladwell, a divorced African-American mother of two, is stunned by the inaction of local police. She and her older daughter Cara rally friends and family, flier the neighborhood and reach out to the media, all to no avail. They come to learn the painful message that all missing children are not created equal.

Muted sold to HBO and aired on HBO and Cinemax.

Selected Awards and Festival Screenings:

  • WINNER, HBO Short Film Award – American Black Film Festival (2014)
  • WINNER, Director’s Choice Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival (2014)
  • WINNER, Best Short – Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, Best Dramatic Short – Los Angeles Downtown Independent Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, Best Actress (Chandra Wilson) – SOHO International Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, Best Short – SOHO International Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, ARTIOS Award (Robin Lippin, CSA) – Casting Society of America (2016)
  • Nominated for Women with a Vision AOF Award (2015)
  • Nominated for Black Reel Award (2015)
  • Will air on PBS as part of Rhode Island International Film Festival “Double Feature” series (2016)
  • Women in Film Short Film Showcase (Official Selection, 2016)
  • New Filmmakers LA (Official Selection, 2015)
  • SAG Film Showcase (Official Selection, 2015)
  • Sacramento International Black Film Festival, Cinesoul (2015)
  • BET/HBO Urbanworld Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Bahamas International Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Oklahoma Urban Cinema Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Toronto International Black Film Festival (Official Selection, 2015)
  • Athena Film Festival (Official Selection, 2015)