Rachel Tillotson is a BAFTA award winning filmmaker with extensive short film and TV directing experience. She trained as an actress and directed theatre at Bretton Hall College (Leeds University) before completing a MA in Film Direction at the Royal College of Art. She’s made nine shorts, financed by a range of funders such as LFVDA, UKFC, Film Four and Anglia TV. She’s sold her shorts internationally to many TV stations and has won numerous awards, such as from Clermont-Ferrand, DepicT, R.T.S, Brest and Encounters Film Festival. She won her BAFTA for the BBC drama OFFSIDE and won another R.T.S for GIRLS IN LOVE (Granada Kids). She’s been BAFTA long-listed for her most recent short. She attended the Cinefondation screenwriting residency in Paris (Cannes film festival) and attended the 2008/9 Guiding Lights scheme. Her directing mentor was David Yates (Harry Potter). She also attended the ‘Think, Shoot, Distribute’ BFI scheme alongside Andrew Haigh. Rachel won the Nick Darke award for screenwriting for her feature CUB, which had Tim Spall and Helen McCrory attached in principle.