Rachel (Stubbings) is probably best known for creating dark and often sad comedy films. Her short Good Grief, directed by Jim Owen, was selected by shortoftheweek.com and screened at Bafta as well as film festivals around the world. Good Grief is now being developed as a feature length version.
Rachel is currently being commissioned by Oscar winning production company Grain Media (The White Helmets, Virunga, Superbob) to write a feature film with director Jon Drever and has also written various television and online commercials for them.
In 2016 Rachel was commissioned by BBC Learning to write a 12 episode series for their BBC Teach channel, helping 14-16 year olds get to grips with their English literature syllabus texts; Animal Farm, Anita and Me, Never Let Me Go and The Woman In Black, some of which can be found on her writing page. Rachel’s English teacher once told she made her feel physically sick. Seems harsh looking back.
Rachel also runs and curates Shooting The Breeze at Shortwave Cinema. A lovely little film night attracting filmmakers from all over the place including the Daniels, Jim Cummings, Alice Lowe and The Blaine Brothers.
Once a stand-up, Rachel has written and performed in two solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival which went on to have extended runs at The Soho Theatre and Kings Place in London. Now more or less a hermit, Rachel writes for other comics on shows like 8 Out Of 10 Cats (E4), Mock The Week (BBC2) and The Last Leg (C4).
“Hysterically funny. Brilliant Performances.” – Larry Charles (director of Curb, Borat, Bruno)
“I was utterly thrilled by the show, by her manner, and her material and I really really loved it a lot… this show is really really good and she is really good too.” – Daniel Kitson
“…the comic performance from Rachel Stubbings in ‘Can We Talk?’ stood out” – Jason Solomons (Film critic for The Observer, Chairman of The London Film Critics’ Circle)
“Sharp witted…destined for hugeness” – Time Out
“very few jokes…as infectious – and welcome – as crabs” – Steve Bennett (Chortle)