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Rachel Abigail Holder ‘01

Rachael Abigail Holder ’01 is a first-­generation Guyanese American filmmaker from New York. Rachael attributes her creativity to attending The Waldorf School of Garden City from nursery through her senior year. Before attending graduate school at NYU Tisch, Rachael wrote an original screenplay for the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). This Nobel Prize ­nomi­nated organization funded her film in Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived. Her play, Dead Fish, had a successful run at HERE Arts in New York. She was a finalist in NBCUniversal’s Emerging Writers’ Fellowship and listed as a director to watch by the Alice Initiative. Her short-­form comedy series I Love Bekka & Lucy, developed by Warner Bros., premiered at SXSW and was nominated for an Emmy.

Rachael is an active member of the Director’s Guild of America. She has directed episodes of OWN’s Love Is , Freeform/Hulu’s Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, and upcoming blocks of Bon­nie Hunt’s Amber Brown, and Dickinson for Apple TV. Currently, Rachael is attached to direct the feature films Fleeing with Andre Holland and Danielle Brooks and You’re Ugly, Fat And Stupid with Gabrielle Union. She is represented by CAA and MACRO’s M88.

Rachael lives in Jersey City with her partner Jamie, a chemical engineer, and their pet plants.

Rachael graduated from The Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001, as did her sisters Nerissa ’97 and Joylynn ’99.

Rachel Abigail Holder ‘01

Arts & EntertainmentSymposium Panelist 2021
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Rachel Abigail Holder ‘01

Arts & EntertainmentSymposium Panelist 2021

Rachael Abigail Holder ’01 is a first-­generation Guyanese American filmmaker from New York. Rachael attributes her creativity to attending The Waldorf School of Garden City from nursery through her senior year. Before attending graduate school at NYU Tisch, Rachael wrote an original screenplay for the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). This Nobel Prize ­nomi­nated organization funded her film in Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived. Her play, Dead Fish, had a successful run at HERE Arts in New York. She was a finalist in NBCUniversal’s Emerging Writers’ Fellowship and listed as a director to watch by the Alice Initiative. Her short-­form comedy series I Love Bekka & Lucy, developed by Warner Bros., premiered at SXSW and was nominated for an Emmy.

Rachael is an active member of the Director’s Guild of America. She has directed episodes of OWN’s Love Is , Freeform/Hulu’s Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, and upcoming blocks of Bon­nie Hunt’s Amber Brown, and Dickinson for Apple TV. Currently, Rachael is attached to direct the feature films Fleeing with Andre Holland and Danielle Brooks and You’re Ugly, Fat And Stupid with Gabrielle Union. She is represented by CAA and MACRO’s M88.

Rachael lives in Jersey City with her partner Jamie, a chemical engineer, and their pet plants.

Rachael graduated from The Waldorf School of Garden City in 2001, as did her sisters Nerissa ’97 and Joylynn ’99.