Rachel Pikelny is a filmmaker and producer based in Chicago.
She is currently a Producer for Adelstein Liston, working on several TV and radio spots for political candidates, civic organizations and unions.
With Kartemquin Films, Rachel is the Producer of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Previously, she was Co-Producer on Mormon Movie, American Arab, and On Beauty, all now in post-production, and Associate Producer on A Good Man, which aired on PBS' American Masters in November 2011.
As an active freelancer, Rachel directs corporate videos for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi and LKQ Corporation, has written television scripts for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and has produced short films for the Future of Storytelling Summit and the University of Virginia.
With documentary production house The Kindling Group, Rachel 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. Prior to that, she spent several years at Kurtis Productions, creating episodes of Cold Case Files for A&E and American Greed for CNBC.
She serves on committees for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the Chicago Short Film Brigade and the Hugo Television Awards.