Rachel Dickson

Rachel Dickson is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Chicago. Before working in film, she worked as a print and radio journalist in Latin America. She is currently the Supervising Producer of The School Project, a series of short documentaries and webisodes about public education collaboratively produced by Kartemquin Films, Kindling Group, Media Process Group, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, and Free Spirit Media.

She is also a producer on ’63 Boycott, a Kartemquin production directed by Gordon Quinn, and has worked in various capacities on a handful of Kartemquin projects, including research, translation, media management, camera, and sound. Those projects include Hard Earned, Almost There, The Homestretch, In the Game, and The Prosecutors. Last year she was a producer for Central Standard on Education, WTTW/ Channel 11’s first web series. She is currently directing her own short verite film on school closings called Closed for Good.

Rachel is a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools. She studied International Studies and Spanish at Kenyon College in Ohio, and has since lived abroad in Colombia, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Cuba. She studied Cinematography at the University of Antioquia in Colombia. Her second home is in Medellin, Colombia. Her website is: www.racheldicksonmedia.com.

Films by Rachel Dickson

'63 Boycott 2017
Producer, Camera, Location Sound, Assistant Editor
Unbroken Glass 2016
Kartemquin Staff, Kartemquin Intern
Raising Bertie 2016
Kartemquin Interns
Hard Earned 2015
additional camera, Field Associate Producers
In the Game 2015
production assistants, Kartemquin Production Assistants
The School Project 2014
Supervising Producer
The Homestretch 2014
Translation, Kartemquin Films Interns
Life Itself 2014
Kartemquin Interns
American Arab 2013
Kartemquin Interns & Production Assistants