About Rachel


Rachel is a short film written & directed by Karen Anstee. Filming took place in June 2016 and with post production now complete, Rachel is now beginning its journey out into the world.


From beyond death, a young woman fights to have her last wishes fulfilled against the will of her intransigent father.

In a world where couples often come from different cultural backgrounds and many of the younger generation are moving towards alternative lifestyles and secularism, the traditional rites of passage, which once brought families and communities together, may now bring bitter conflict.

Rachel explores the complex relationship between religion, family and love, and asks whether funerals are for the living or the dead.


Rachel – a short film by Karen Anstee from Karen Anstee on Vimeo.

Kol Nidrei performed by Karen Anstee


Our crowdfunding campaign for the production of RACHEL via Kickstarter was a success – click here to see how we did. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us with pledges. We can’t wait to show you then end results.