Rachel Fleit (INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR)

Tonight's Movie: INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR Directed by: Rachel Fleit

Watch the film on Discovery+ HERE

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Rachel Fleit is a writer and director who lives between New York and Los Angeles. Rachel was born in NYC on an icy January morning, which makes her a Capricorn and technically a native New Yorker, however she spent her formative years in the idyllic yet homogenous suburbs of Long Island, which are a recurring motif in her work. Introducing, Selma Blair, which was just in the Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW, is Rachel’s first documentary feature and was sold to Discovery+. At SXSW, Introducing, Selma Blair won The Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling. She is currently in development on her first narrative feature, which she wrote and will direct, titled Up Island. Rachel is a recipient of the first ever, and now annual, Women’s Fund Grant from Made in NY/ Mayor’s Office for Film & Television for her short documentary Ava & Bianca about two female transgender cinematographers.


Rachel’s short documentaries, Ava & Bianca, Gefilte and Barbara & Stanley, can be seen at www.nowness.com. Gefiltehas been screened at over 40 Jewish Film Festivals internationally since its premiere in 2018. Ava & Bianca won best documentary short film at The Bentonville Film Festival. Rachel is on the director’s roster at Good Story Films in NYC. Rachel is also a proud advocate of people living with Alopecia and has appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, Vogue.com, The Wall Street Journal, W magazine, Today.com, Refinery 29, The Riveter, The Fold Magazine, Prose, Arc and Bird among many others.