Rachel Bower has worked as a director, camera operator, and editor for the Outdoor Life Network, CBC and CTV. Choosing subjects of deep personal interest and connection she has worked on documentaries in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, Romania, and North America.
Rachel had directed and written 19 episodes for CBC’s documentary series Land and Sea. Her independent documentaries have been screened at film festivals around the world. IN THE SAME BOAT and THE SINGING LUMBERJACK won best documentary at the Silver Wave Film Festival. MEET MAURICE CROSBY won best musical score at the British Documentary Film Festival. Her latest documentary, I AM SKYLAR has won 6 short best documentary awards at various film festivals around the world, and can be seen on Amazon Prime.
Rachel was one of twenty-five crew members from across Canada to receive a scholarship to the Women in the Director’s Chair program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She was one of four directors chosen from Atlantic Canada to participate in the director/composer mentorship program though the Atlantic Canada Film Festival Association, the Guild of Canadian Film Composers and Symphony Nova Scotia. Rachel won a National Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Dave Rogers Award for Best Short Feature and a Maritime Philanthropy Award Outstanding Special Event.