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 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.
Rachel Bower has produced hundreds of hours of content for broadcast. Her independent documentaries have been screened at dozens of film festivals around the world. "In The Same Boat" won Best Documentary at the 2012 Silver Wave Film Festival. "The Singing Lumberjack won Best Documentary at the 2015 Silver Wave Film Festival.