Rachel McDonald

Production Company: Tool,Spy Films
Website: Website

Rachel spent the initial years of her film career working for heralded filmmakers like Frank Darabont, Nancy Meyers and Clint Eastwood.  She transitioned into directing with an award-winning short documentary about gorilla conservation and tourism filmed in Uganda.

Working both in the American and Canadian markets, Rachel has directed spots for Microsoft, Ikea, HP, DSW, Trojan and an ad for the 2017 Grammy’s “It Was You,” that went viral and won a Gold Clio.  Her campaign for One Love Foundation, “Behind the Post,” won a Cannes Lion and included several short films that are currently being used as education material for relationship abuse across the country.

Rachel has an adept sensitivity to her subjects and tells honest stories driven directly from the heart.  When Rachel’s not on set, she’s traveling the globe or chasing waves.