Rachel Davies began making short films in 1989; she won critical acclaim in 1992 for her short Sweetness, an original take on the ‘piece to camera' interview.
In 1993 Davies attended the Australian Film, Television and Radio School as a director, and for the next six years continued to make dramatic and documentary short films.
In 2003 Davies won Silver at the New York Festivals, and Gold at the New Zealand Axis Awards for her direction of an advertisement for Women's Refuge: domestic violence piece Day After Day.
The following year she joined the Script Development and Directors Coaching Programme at Amsterdam-based film development school the Binger Filmlab. During the past few years Davies has been developing feature film projects.
Her favourite directors include David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock and Sergio Leone - although The Godfather would be the first film in her suitcase, on any trip to a metaphorical desert island.