Rachel Israel

| March 9, 2015

Columbia University

Rachel Israel

Rachel Israel received her B.F.A. with honors from Rhode Island School of Design, where she attended as a Princess Grace Award Scholar. She then received her M.F.A. in film directing with honors from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has directed numerous short films and was an associate producer on Academy Award winner Geoffrey Fletcher’s film, Violet and Daisy (2013).

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Keep the Change

Keep the Change

David has autism, but he prides himself on not being rigid, “like that movie Rain Man.” He enjoys chasing women, offensive humor and “exclusive clubs,” but he comes to reevaluate “normal” when he meets a new love interest at a support group. A short film by Rachel Israel.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer