Rachel Pikelny is a filmmaker and producer based in Chicago.
Currently affiliated with Kartemquin Films, Rachel is producing The Trials of Muhammad Ali and co-producing Mormon Movie. She recently served as associate producer on A Good Man, which aired on PBS' American Masters in November 2011. Previously, she co-produced Kartemquin’s films American Arab and On Beauty, both now in post-production.
With documentary production house The Kindling Group, Rachel recently acted as production coordinator and producer for “Whatʼs Your Calling?” – the companion web engagement campaign for The Calling, a four-hour documentary miniseries broadcast on PBSʼs Independent Lens in December 2010.
Rachel spent several years at Kurtis Productions, creating episodes of Cold Case Files for A&E and American Greed for CNBC. She also produces promotional content for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi and LKQ Corporation, and serves on committees for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the Chicago Short Film Brigade and the Hugo Television Awards.