Hello, my name is Rachel Reaugh. I am an award-winning and produced screenwriter with a great deal of integrity and a well-fuelled imagination. As a writer, I feel blessed to be alive in this dynamic and transitional time of life. The heartbeat of stories waiting to be developed is all around us. It's extraordinary! There was a time, not long ago, when people who wrote science fiction would spend months, if not years, developing a good story. Nowadays, all one has to do to craft a riveting science fiction story is read the advancements in technology and science, mix it with an ounce of imagination and understand the fine basics of storytelling. Life is unfolding at us at a rapid pace, as a writer, it's important that I don't get bogged down in 'my idea' of crafting a story and instead let the story craft me.
As for my skill-sets, I have written for every aspect of the film industry, including commercial writing for brand advertising agencies.
In between my own writing, I also offer a one-to-one 12-week mentorship program to screenwriters. This program is aimed at mentoring participants through the entire screenwriting process, which includes the ever dreaded layers of editing and finally the art of pitching and marketing one's work. By the end of the 12-weeks, participants are guaranteed to have a completed first draft of a feature-screenplay and the ability to pitch their work. I find it rewarding to support the achievements and career growth of other writers in the film industry. My mentorship program can be found at www.rachelreaugh.com
Rather than me telling you a bunch of things about my writing, I prefer my writing to stand on its own merits. This is how I know I've done the job right. Competition judges have said the following to say about my writing ... 'richly engaging and compelling,' professionally written in structure and tone,' 'provocative work,' '...loved the unforgettable characters and even the unforgivable ones,' '...captures the realities of life and shades of grey that we stumble through,' '...a writer worth investing in.'
I have written for all genres and budgets. Typically, my stories are character-driven pieces that capture the raw and jagged essence of being human while highlighting the unexpected moments of human tenderness.
I am in the process of marketing two award-winning screenplays. They are:
1. A GIFT FOR OONA OWENS, a family-friendly, fantastical adventure. Competition judges have likened this screenplay to films such as The Princess Bride and Inception.
2. A MAN NAMED LOGAN, a heart-warming, family-friendly Christmas drama. Competition judges have likened this screenplay to films such as Serendipity and The Preacher's Wife.
I am in the process of crafting treatments for a few stories, which I will be writing in the Fall and Winter of 2019-2020. The scripts fall under the following genres; action spy thriller; animated, family-friendly adventure; international, romantic drama; a docu-fiction drama; and, a coming-of-age drama inspired by a true story.
As of June 2019, LOST FARE is the top-watched independent feature on Amazon Prime. Find out more about this award-winning film: @lostfaremovie
The beginning of 2019 saw the success of LOST FARE in the film festival circuit winning numerous awards, as well as, doing very well in theatres.
In August 2017, Rachel's feature-length screenplay LOST FARE (based on a true story), was produced by Director, Bruce Logan. The film will attend the film festival circuit, including, Sundance and Cannes, in 2018.
In October of 2015, Rachel's feature screenplay LOST FARE (based on a true story), was optioned by the legendary and very talented film guru BRUCE LOGAN, of Bruce Logan Films.
In October of 2015, Rachel's short screenplay THE PLANT made it through the first round in the American Gem Short Screenwriting Competition.
In August of 2015, Rachel's short screenplay THE PLANT placed in the semi-final's in the HollyShort Screenwriting Competition, granting Rachel full access to the Hollywood Short Film Festival being held August 13 - August 22, 2015. THE PLANT will be a contender for the Grand Prize win held at the Festival's Award Ceremony Night on August 20, 2015. (Grand Prize winners will have their short screenplay professionally Produced and the screened at the Hollywood Short Film Festival in 2016!!)
Kicking off July 2015, Rachel's feature screenplay LOST FARE scored in the HOT 100 most interesting screenplays out of thousands of international entries in the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition. LOST FARE will be sent out to buyers and financiers worldwide as being one of the TOP 100 most interest screenplays this year.
In May 2015, Rachel's short screenplay DRAGONFLY TIME made it to Quarter Finals of the ScreenCraft Short Writing Competition. It will be moving on to the Semi-Finals. The Competition had 2,400 screenplays entries.
Recently, in late March 2015, Rachel made the Top 20 out of 52 thousand entrants in the Jameson First Shot Competition for her short screenplay THE PLANT, a brilliant love story that is magic from beginning to end. Inspired by true events.
Kicking off 2015, Rachel's short screenplay PROMISE IN A BUBBLE, a dynamic drama, was a winner in the WILDsound Screenplay Competition and will be performed by talented actors in front of a select group of industry professionals in February 2015.
Again, in January of 2015, Rachel's feature screenplay, MIDNIGHT LILY, a noir crime thriller, was selected as a Quarter Finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition and will be moving forward to the Semi-Final round of the competition.
In November of 2014, Rachel was selected out of 600 screenwriters, to join ADMERICA | Branded Entertainment Studios, as a contracted screenwriter. (Now called Bangers and Mash | Branded Entertainment Studios).
Again, in November of 2014, Rachel's short screenplay LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR, a psychological thriller, was purchased by a Director/Producer in London, UK.
Early in the Fall of 2014, Rachel's feature-length screenplay MIDNIGHT LILY, a noir crime thriller, placed in the Top 15% of the Academy Nicholl's Fellowship Screenwriting Competition. Meanwhile, her short screenplay A TALE OF TWO CINDY'S, a neo-noir horror, came in 6th place (receiving honourable mention) in the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge.