Director, Writer, Editor
In 2012 as a freshman in high school and very interested in a career in film, Rachel participated in the 3 day Brookfield Film Festival Workshop at Western CT State University taught by film professor J.C. Barone, PhD. The following year, she produced her first short, "One Man's Noise". Later that year Rachini Productions was formed, bringing Rachel together with photographers Douglas Foulke and Anne Dahlgren, as well as musicians Gary Blu and Barbara Bock.
In 2015, while a senior in high school, she created a creative writing Independent Study course focusing on screenwriting. During this course she wrote the screenplay for "As I See It", which Rachini Productions made into a short film. "As I See It" (2016) debuted at the 9th annual 2017 SENE Film, Music, and Art Festival. Rachel is currently a senior at Keene State College in Keene, NH studying Film Production/Critical Studies. In 2016, her sci-fi Freshman Film "Trajectory Steps" (2016), starring BHS student Colin McLoone, was screened at both the 2016 NYU Film Festival and 2016 Keene State College Film Festival. Rachel has made several music videos as well for original bands and artists. She has been the coordinator and co-host for "Music Video Night", a night featuring music videos made by film students at Keene State College for the past two semesters. Rachel recently returned from internships at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival working with the Hollywood Reporter and Anthem Films in LA. It seems she is always in pre-production for her next Rachini Productions original short.
Script Supervisor, Producer, Composer, Actor
Barbara is a dynamic vocalist, composer, and actor who is constantly working on new material. She sings with a fresh style that holds your attention and doesn’t beckon for comparisons. Her diverse background includes performances in clubs, on the stage, television and in the recording studio.Born in upstate New York, Barbara began singing as a young child in church choirs and in school performances. She then went on to study voice at University of Buffalo. After college she studied acting with Uta Hagen at the Actor's Studio in New York City. She has performed in countless venues across the tri-state area including The Goodspeed Opera House, Resorts International, Bally’s and Caesar’s. Barbara’s vocal’s can be heard on CD’s such as Jordan Rudess’ Listen, Rob Silvan’s Top Banana featuring Randy Brecker, A Bock & Blu Christmas, and Bock & Blu’s Still with the Music and I Hide My Face Like This... which also features some of her songs. Her extensive studio experience also includes vocal arrangements, voice over work, and nationally televised commercials. Barbara's compositions have won Best Original Music and Best Song in a Short Film awards at Film Festivals across the US.
Audio Engineer, Composer/Arranger, Musician
Gary Blu has worked alongside Donald Fagen as assistant arranger and music copyist with The New York Rock & Soul Revue, featuring Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Phoebe Snow, and Chuck Jackson. From 1997 until 2007 he did the same for all of the Steely Dan tours, as well as music copyist for Steely Dan's multi Grammy winning Two Against Nature, and Everything Must Go, Donald Fagen's solo records Kamakiriad and Morph the Cat, and Walter Becker's 11 Tracks of Whack. Some of his horn arrangements can be heard on Steely Dan's CD Alive In America. He was also involved in Steely Dan's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. Gary also had the pleasure to work briefly alongside the late Gerry Mulligan re-arranging music for Mulligan's tentet. Gary's diverse experience also includes live performances and recordings with many local artists. Other endeavors includes the formation of Hybrid Records (which released Bock & Blu's Still with the Music, Bock & Blu's I Hide My Face Like This... and A Bock & Blu Christmas)and Rancho Cucamonga where Gary produces and records local songwriters. Gary was also the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Laurel Music Camp Jazz Band Conductor/Director. Gary's compositions have won Best Original Music and Best Song in a Short Film awards at Film Festivals across the US.
Cinematographer, Lighting Design
Ann is a fine art and commercial photographer specialixing in flowers, gardens, and nature. She hails from Fresno, California and has been based in New York and Connecticut since 1995. Ann is an award winning graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography and also holds degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. Ann love and knowledge of the natural world is reflected in the beauty of form and function in her images. Her work is sold through various art buyers and distributors and graces the walls of many leading hospitals, banks, restaurants, and institutions across the country including Dna Farber Cancer Institute and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Ann is also the co-creator of the black and white photography book "A Fairy's Child", published in 2002 by Harry Abrams. Ann has also worked on several short films and worked on "The Lunacle" in 2013 with her husband, Douglas Foulke. In Addition to traditional film and digital photography, she has worked with many forms of alternative processes, including Polaroid manipulation, infrared film, Platinum printing and TTV (through the viewfinder) of vintage twin lens reflex cameras.
Director of Photography, Lighting Design
Doug is a commercial and fine art photographer and filmmaker based out of New York. Doug's work covers advertising, fashion and editorial. His clients include American Express, Arm & Hammer, Johnson & Johnson, Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises, Viking River Cruises, AT&T, Sony Records, SteinMart, Pima Doll and Morris Media Group to name a few. His work has been published worldwide and has received several advertising and editorial awards. His work has been published in consumer magazines such as Martha Stewart, People, Esquire, Vanity Fair and Travel & Leisure. He is also a regular contributor to Bedford Magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, Fairfield Magazine and Litchfield Magazine. His work has been published in fine art books such as Graphis, and is co-publisher of the book "A Fairy's Child" published by Harry N. Abrams. His short film "The Lunacle" was seen at the 2013 Corona Fastnet Film Festival and the 2013 Hollyshorts Film Festival and his music video for Hillary Hahn's 133...at Least" was a finalist with Generotv.com. Doug's fine art photographs have been shown at Swann Galleries, New York N.Y., Christinarose Gallery; New York N.Y., Flat File Galleries; Chicago IL, and Photo Bistro.