Rachel Tunnard

Editor / Writer/ Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Camille McCurry
Writing/Directing
Associate Agent: Mark Brennan
Agent: Silvia Llaguno
Editing
Assistant: Julian Dickson

Below the Line

Agent: Silvia Llaguno
Editing
Assistant: Julian Dickson
Agent: Camille McCurry
Writing/Directing
Associate Agent: Mark Brennan

Film, TV & Theatre

Born in Sheffield, England in 1979 Rachel grew up watching American movies and dreaming of having a perm. A stint at the National Youth Theatre followed by a first class degree in Theatre and Film at Bristol University planted the seed of being an 'auteur' - singularly admired as she graced the Croisette in her beret and heels smoking filterless Gauloises. 
 
A series of lies and accidents enabled Rachel to move from being the receptionist at Yellow Pages into a job as an assistant editor. From there she went on to cut award winning feature and short films, as well as trailers, music videos, promos and animations. Rachel was awarded ‘Best Editing in a Feature Film’ at Los Angeles HDFEST 2008.
 
She made her first and only short film EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX in 2014 and it was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA (2015 / 2014). It won the Audience Award at the British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin and the Jury Prize for Best Fiction at the This Is England Film Festival, Rouen. Her first feature film, ADULT LIFE SKILLS, won the Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival (2016), the Accession prize for screenwriting at the East End Film Festival, the Best Debut Screenwriter Award at the British Independent Film Awards (2016) and the Best First Screenplay Award at the WGGB Awards 2017. It was released in the UK in summer 2016.
 
Rachel is a BAFTA ‘Brit to Watch’ and one of the ‘Creative England 50’ (a study of the UK’s most creative people and businesses in 2015). Despite this she is mostly known for making videos using her thumbs as actors. 
(Nowadays she dreams of having a waterslide from her bedroom to a swimming pool and more than five people seeing her films).

www.racheltunnard.com

www.adultlifeskills.co.uk

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

BOYS OF SUMMER

2017

Duck Soup/Film4

- Writer/director
- Original feature

MOBILE LIBRARY

2017

Duck Soup/C4

- Writer/director
- 90 ' single drama

MIS-SHAPES

2017

eOne/Barnaby Spurier

- Writer/director
- Original TV series

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

ADULT LIFE SKILLS

2016

Pico Pictures/Creative England

- Written, directed and edited by
- Michael Berliner producing, Ken Marshall exec producing
- Starring Jodie Whittaker
- Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Winner of the Nora Ephron Prize
- BIFA 2016: Winner of Best Debut Screenwriter
- WGGB Awards 2017: Winner of Best First Screenplay

SHELL

2012

Brocken Spectre / Creative Scotland / BFI

Editor
Dir: Scott Graham
Prod: David Smith & Margaret Matheson

* Nominee: Sutherland Award for Best New Feature, BFI London Film Festival 2012
* Winner: Turin Film Festival 2012

ONE MAN WALKING

2011

MJW Productions / Channel 4

Dir: Margaret Williams
Prod: Anne Beresford

SKELETONS

2010

Forward Films / EM Media / Scottish Screen

Dir: Nick Whitfield
Prod: Tracy Brimm & Kate Myers

* Winner: Best New British Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
* Nominee: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA 2011

BROKEN LINES

2009

Axion Films International

Dir: Sally Aprahamian
Prod: Douglas Cummins & Carlo Dusi
With Paul Bettany & Olivia Williams

LITTLE ASHES

2009

APT Films / Aria Films

Dir: Paul Morrison
Prod: Carlo Dusi & Johnny Persey
With Robert Pattinson, Matthew McNulty & Javier Beltran

* Winner: Audience Award, Schermi D'Amore Film Festival, Verona 2010

KILL KILL FASTER FASTER

2008

Aria Films / Full Circle Films 

Dir: Gareth Maxwell-Roberts
Prod: Carlo Dusi & John Pantages

* Winner: Deffie Award for Best HD Feature Editing, HDFEST 2008

NINA'S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS

2006

Kali Films
(Assembly Editor)

Dir: Pratibha Parmar
Prod: Chris Atkins & Marion Pilowski
Editor: Mary Finlay

A WOMAN IN WINTER

2005

S2S / Vestry Films 

Dir: Richard Jobson
Prod: Chris Atkins

* Nominee: Best Film, BAFTA Scotland 2005

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

FUZZBOX

2013

My Pockets / BBC3

Editor
Dir: Peter Snelling
Prod: Sally Snelling

LITTLE DEVIL
TV MOVIE

Talkback Thames 
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: David Richards

EMPATHY
TV MOVIE

Talkback Thames 
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: David Richards

STARTING OVER

Gate TV
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: Giles Foster

LIFE LINE

BBC / Carnival
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: Jamie Payne

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX

2014

Creative England

- Written, directed and edited by
- Starring Jodie Whittaker
- BFI London Film Festival 2014: selected for The Meaning of Love Shorts Programme
- Best Short nominee at the British Independent Film Awards 2014
- BAFTA 2015: Nominee for Best Live Action Short

IF HIMMLER PLAYED GUITAR
DOCUMENTARY SHORT

2011

Sodalite Films

Dir: Andy Taylor Smith
Prod: Nicola Clayton

FIXING LUKA

Digicult / Creative Scotland / Film Council

Dir: Jessica Ashman
Prod: Anna Odell

THE RULE OF THUMB

Digicult / Creative Scotland / Film Council

Dir: Gregor Johnstone
Prod: Deva Smith

THE SEND OFF

BBC HD Shorts

Dir: Jonathan Humphries
Prod: Michael Berliner

P.S. YOUR MYSTERY SENDER
DOCUMENTARY SHORT

BBC Scotland / Scottish Documentary Institute / EM Media

Dir: Benjamin Wigley

BIATCH

Parallax East

Dir: Deborah Hayward
Prod: Wendy Lilly

JUNK

Screen Yorkshire / Film Council

Dir: Joe Morris
Prod: Alex Usborne

DEAD HAPPY

Sky Movies / The Independent / Film Or Die

Dir: Nicky Lianos
Prod: Huberta Liel

* Winner: Sky Movies Short Film Competition 2010

NATIVE SON

Brocken Spectre / Scottish Screen

Dir: Scott Graham
Prod: David Smith

* Nominee: Best Film and Winner: Best Cinematography, Fujifilm Shorts 2010
* In Competition: Semaine De La Critique, Cannes 2010

BATTENBERG

Digicult / Scottish Screen / Film Council

Dir: Stewart Comrie
Prod: Anna Odell

* Winner: Jim Poole Award for Best Scottish Short Film, 2010
* Winner: New Talent Award for Best Animation, BAFTA Scotland 2010

I'LL BE RIGHT HERE

Digicult / Scottish Screen / Film Council

Dir: Gregor Johnstone
Prod: Paul Welsh

* Nominee: Jim Poole Award for Best Scottish Short Film, 2010

MONSTERS AND RABBITS

Film or Die Productions (Pulse / Film Council)

Dir: Nicky Lianos
Prod: Nicky Moss

* Winner: Jury Award, Le Touquet Film Festival 2009

PERFECT TO BEGIN

Digital Shorts Plus / Film Council 

Dir: Richard Lawson

* TCM award-winning short

ONE WEEK LATER

First Light / Film Council 

Dir: Peter Snelling

* Winner: Best Drama at Film Council First Light Awards

23 PIECES

Film Council

Dir: Peter Snelling

* Winner: Best Short Film, First Light Film Awards

WE'RE OK, AREN'T WE?

Mediabox / PVA

Dir: Peter Snelling

Promos

ProductionCompanyNotes

TAKING LIBERTIES

Revolver Entertainment 

Dir: Chris Atkins

THE NEW TOWN KILLERS

Vestry Films 

Dir: Richard Jobson

CLOCKWORK LEMON

S2S Productions Ltd

Dir: Chris Atkins
Prod: Felicity Leabeater & Christina Slater

THE NUTCRACKER: THE UNTOLD STORY

Noisette Film Production

Dir: Andrew Konchalovski
Prod: Paul Lowin

MATRYOSHKA

Coco de Mer 

Dir: Eva Midgley

AGE OF STUPID

Dir: Franny Armstrong

STARSUCKERS

Dir: Chris Atkins

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Dir: Chris Atkins
Prod: Eric Fellner & Lee Hall

Below the Line

Rachel is a writer director and editor. She has just completed her first feature, ADULT LIFE SKILLS (Creative England / BFI Net.Work), which will be out in the UK in summer 2016.

Her short film EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA (2015 / 2014). It won the audience award at the British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin and the Jury Prize for Best Fiction at the This Is England Film Festival, Rouen. 

Rachel is a Bafta ‘Brit to Watch’, and named as one of the ‘Creative England 50’ in 2015  (a study of the UK’s most creative people and businesses).

www.racheltunnard.com

www.adultlifeskills.co.uk

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

ADULT LIFE SKILLS

2016

Pico Pictures/Creative England

- Written, directed and edited by
- Michael Berliner producing, Ken Marshall exec producing
- Starring Jodie Whittaker
- Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Winner of the Nora Ephron Prize
- BIFA 2016: Winner of Best Debut Screenwriter
- WGGB Awards 2017: Winner of Best First Screenplay

SHELL

2012

Brocken Spectre / Creative Scotland / BFI

Editor
Dir: Scott Graham
Prod: David Smith & Margaret Matheson

* Nominee: Sutherland Award for Best New Feature, BFI London Film Festival 2012
* Winner: Turin Film Festival 2012

ONE MAN WALKING

2011

MJW Productions / Channel 4

Dir: Margaret Williams
Prod: Anne Beresford

SKELETONS

2010

Forward Films / EM Media / Scottish Screen

Dir: Nick Whitfield
Prod: Tracy Brimm & Kate Myers

* Winner: Best New British Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
* Nominee: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA 2011

BROKEN LINES

2009

Axion Films International

Dir: Sally Aprahamian
Prod: Douglas Cummins & Carlo Dusi
With Paul Bettany & Olivia Williams

LITTLE ASHES

2009

APT Films / Aria Films

Dir: Paul Morrison
Prod: Carlo Dusi & Johnny Persey
With Robert Pattinson, Matthew McNulty & Javier Beltran

* Winner: Audience Award, Schermi D'Amore Film Festival, Verona 2010

KILL KILL FASTER FASTER

2008

Aria Films / Full Circle Films 

Dir: Gareth Maxwell-Roberts
Prod: Carlo Dusi & John Pantages

* Winner: Deffie Award for Best HD Feature Editing, HDFEST 2008

A WOMAN IN WINTER

2005

S2S / Vestry Films 

Dir: Richard Jobson
Prod: Chris Atkins

* Nominee: Best Film, BAFTA Scotland 2005

NINA'S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS

2006

Kali Films
(Assembly Editor)

Dir: Pratibha Parmar
Prod: Chris Atkins & Marion Pilowski
Editor: Mary Finlay

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

FUZZBOX

2013

My Pockets / BBC3

Editor
Dir: Peter Snelling
Prod: Sally Snelling

STARTING OVER

Gate TV
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: Giles Foster

LIFE LINE

BBC / Carnival
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: Jamie Payne

EMPATHY
TV MOVIE

Talkback Thames 
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: David Richards

LITTLE DEVIL
TV MOVIE

Talkback Thames 
(Assistant Editor)

Dir: David Richards

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

BOYS OF SUMMER

2017

Duck Soup/Film4

- Writer/director
- Original feature

MOBILE LIBRARY

2017

Duck Soup/C4

- Writer/director
- 90 ' single drama

MIS-SHAPES

2017

eOne/Barnaby Spurier

- Writer/director
- Original TV series

Promos

ProductionCompanyNotes

AGE OF STUPID

Dir: Franny Armstrong

STARSUCKERS

Dir: Chris Atkins

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Dir: Chris Atkins
Prod: Eric Fellner & Lee Hall

TAKING LIBERTIES

Revolver Entertainment 

Dir: Chris Atkins

THE NEW TOWN KILLERS

Vestry Films 

Dir: Richard Jobson

MATRYOSHKA

Coco de Mer 

Dir: Eva Midgley

THE NUTCRACKER: THE UNTOLD STORY

Noisette Film Production

Dir: Andrew Konchalovski
Prod: Paul Lowin

CLOCKWORK LEMON

S2S Productions Ltd

Dir: Chris Atkins
Prod: Felicity Leabeater & Christina Slater

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

IF HIMMLER PLAYED GUITAR
DOCUMENTARY SHORT

2011

Sodalite Films

Dir: Andy Taylor Smith
Prod: Nicola Clayton

EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX

2014

Creative England

- Written, directed and edited by
- Starring Jodie Whittaker
- BFI London Film Festival 2014: selected for The Meaning of Love Shorts Programme
- Best Short nominee at the British Independent Film Awards 2014
- BAFTA 2015: Nominee for Best Live Action Short

FIXING LUKA

Digicult / Creative Scotland / Film Council

Dir: Jessica Ashman
Prod: Anna Odell

THE SEND OFF

BBC HD Shorts

Dir: Jonathan Humphries
Prod: Michael Berliner

THE RULE OF THUMB

Digicult / Creative Scotland / Film Council

Dir: Gregor Johnstone
Prod: Deva Smith

P.S. YOUR MYSTERY SENDER
DOCUMENTARY SHORT

BBC Scotland / Scottish Documentary Institute / EM Media

Dir: Benjamin Wigley

BIATCH

Parallax East

Dir: Deborah Hayward
Prod: Wendy Lilly

JUNK

Screen Yorkshire / Film Council

Dir: Joe Morris
Prod: Alex Usborne

DEAD HAPPY

Sky Movies / The Independent / Film Or Die

Dir: Nicky Lianos
Prod: Huberta Liel

* Winner: Sky Movies Short Film Competition 2010

NATIVE SON

Brocken Spectre / Scottish Screen

Dir: Scott Graham
Prod: David Smith

* Nominee: Best Film and Winner: Best Cinematography, Fujifilm Shorts 2010
* In Competition: Semaine De La Critique, Cannes 2010

BATTENBERG

Digicult / Scottish Screen / Film Council

Dir: Stewart Comrie
Prod: Anna Odell

* Winner: Jim Poole Award for Best Scottish Short Film, 2010
* Winner: New Talent Award for Best Animation, BAFTA Scotland 2010

I'LL BE RIGHT HERE

Digicult / Scottish Screen / Film Council

Dir: Gregor Johnstone
Prod: Paul Welsh

* Nominee: Jim Poole Award for Best Scottish Short Film, 2010

MONSTERS AND RABBITS

Film or Die Productions (Pulse / Film Council)

Dir: Nicky Lianos
Prod: Nicky Moss

* Winner: Jury Award, Le Touquet Film Festival 2009

PERFECT TO BEGIN

Digital Shorts Plus / Film Council 

Dir: Richard Lawson

* TCM award-winning short

ONE WEEK LATER

First Light / Film Council 

Dir: Peter Snelling

* Winner: Best Drama at Film Council First Light Awards

23 PIECES

Film Council

Dir: Peter Snelling

* Winner: Best Short Film, First Light Film Awards

WE'RE OK, AREN'T WE?

Mediabox / PVA

Dir: Peter Snelling