Rachel Israel (Writer/Director) received her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She lives in NYC and is an adjunct professor of film at Rhode Island School of Design. She was an associate producer on Violet & Daisy (2011) and has directed short films that have screened at festivals around the world.
Based on her award-winning short, Rachel’s feature directorial debut, Keep the Change, has received support from the Sundance Institute, Rooftop Film Festival, and the Princess Grace Foundation. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was awarded several prizes including Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Feature Director.