Rachel Libert is a New York-based director. Her critically acclaimed documentary Beyond Conviction was called a “humanizing portrait of life after death” by the Philadelphia Weekly and “Must See Cinema” by the Hollywood Reporter. After premiering in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the film was broadcast as a primetime special on MSNBC and featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the TODAY Show. It also received a PASS award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival.
She made her directing debut with the award-winning short film Undertaker. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at thirty film festivals worldwide and aired on Lifetime Television. It received many awards including a Golden Spire from the San Francisco Film Festival and a national CableACE award for best dramatic short film. Her broadcast credits include work for MTV, Discovery Health, HBO, Court TV, Food Network and Oxygen. Most recently, she was the Executive Producer and Director of a documentary series on Discovery/Planet Green which follows the effects of an oil boom on a tiny town in North Dakota. She is a 2010 Sundance Institute Documentary Fellow and she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.