Rachael Castell is a director, producer and interactive consultant. She runs her own production company under the banner of which she has directed films for the Fabulous Russella, Marawa the Amazing, The Broken Hearts, Royal Institute of British Architects, British Waterways, Opera Europa, Glyndebourne Opera, English National Opera, Masterclass Haymarket, the UK government’s Music and Dance Scheme, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She is also working on a documentary feature: The Congo Project, and is in post-production on a short film about the artist Belle Benfield whose focus on ‘home grown wealth’ (the value of environmental sustainability over money) is of deep interest to Rachael. Until December 2009, Rachael was English National Opera’s Interactive Producer producing and directing high quality video content with a view to providing dynamic, engaging, uniquely creative access to ENO productions, company members and teams. It was also her task to develop a long term interactive audience development strategy for the company, involving social networking and blogging. Prior to her appointment at ENO, Rachael worked as the Head of New Media for Adventure Pictures (Sally Potter’s production company), and previous to that spent four years as Producer of the East End Film Festival. Rachael is a freelance sub-editor and film journalist with print and radio experience, and holds an MA in the History of Film and Visual Media with distinction. She has produced and directed a total of over 100 short films on a range of formats from 35mm to HDv – both as part of her interactive outreach work and purely for art. Finally, she is a proud member of contemporary acoustic folk duo Rye.