Despite being the author of this bio, Rachel feels compelled to follow tradition and write about herself in the third person. She loves living in New Orleans, reading, rescuing animals and volunteering for programs that help families and children, has a passion for education despite swearing as a child she wouldn't be a teacher. No matter what she's in the middle of, she wants to hear about the book you're reading. She’s also worked in production audio for theater, radio, TV and film for over ten years.

follow Rachel on Twitter: @GrissomRachel
Or views her credits on IMDB.


“Regret” (short film script)
in post-production

“Ripe Figs” (short film script)
official selection: New Orleans Films Festival 2017, Big Easy International Film Festival 2018, GNO Film Fete 2018, Film Girl Film Festival 2018, Women Over 50 Film Festival 2018, Lonely Seal Film Festival 2018 (Honorable Mention - Best Female Filmmaker (Artemis Preeshl)), Lake Charles Film Festival 2018, Raleigh Film Festival 2018 (winner - Best Short Film), Franklin International Independent Film Festival 2018, Black Film festival of New Orleans 2018 (winner - Best Music/Sound Design, Best Cinematography), Southern States FanFilmFest 2018 (winner - Best Original Score).

“There’s More to Life Than Work” (Dominion Street pilot script) 
Screencraft Pilot Launch 2016 Quarterfinalist, La Femme International Film Festival Finalist 2018

“The Catch” (short film script) 
finalist, Austin Revolution Film Festival 2017

“Desirèe’s Baby” (feature film screenplay) 
finalist, #createlousiana film grant 2017

“The Somnambulist” (feature film, screenplay)
Official selection, New Orleans Film Festival 2012
nominee, Best Louisiana Feature Film
released as “Paranormal Abduction” by Sony Home Entertainment

“Dr. Chevalier’s Lie” (short film script)
adaptation of "Dr. Chevalier's Lie" by Kate Chopin
official selection: Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival 2018, MidTenn Film Festival 2018, Skyline Film Festival 2018, Film Girl Film Festival 2018, Black Film Festival of New Orleans 2018, DTC Film Festival 2019.

“Inacheve” (short film script) 
adaptation of “A Respectable Woman” by Kate Chopin

“Prodigals” (play)
winner of the Rod Parker Playwriting Award, Emerson College

Directing Projects

“Regret” (short film)
in post-production

NOPD: COVEN, “Getting In”; (comedy web series pilot)
world premiere, Dances With Films, June 9, 2018; Portland Comedy Film Festival 2018, Pontchartrain Film Festival 2018, Southern States FanFilmFest 2018 (nominated for Best Web Series and Best Director - Web Series), DTC Film Festival 2019.

“Mistress Margeaux Explains It All For You” (web series pilot) 
view here, or on the WATCH page

“Broad Strokes” (web series, episodes 9-16)
We Make Movies film cooperative   http://www.funnyordie.com/broadstrokes (original  series)
or on the WATCH page for director's cuts

“The Somnambulist” (feature film, NOFF 2012 Louisiana Best Feature nominee)
released as “Paranormal Abduction” by Sony Home Entertainment