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Rachel Higgins
Birdcage Films
Over the past 25 years Rachel has worked on over 50 feature film, television and documentary productions, with some of Australia’s most esteemed producers - Al Clark, Andrew Mason, John Edwards – across all facets of production: the equivalent of over two decades of producing masterclass.

In 2010 she associate produced the feature film "Red Hill", directed by Patrick Hughes, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and sold to Sony in the US. Rachel’s role included the financing structure, with “Red Hill” being considered Screen Australia’s most financially successful film since its inception. 

Rachel produced the short "Lois" filmed in Australia and Greece. Starring Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver, “Lois” screened at many film festivals including Palm Springs, Warsaw, Cleveland, Melbourne, Hof, Brisbane, released theatrically in Germany, and sold to SBS and Virgin Airlines. 

She associate produced the feature film "Apprentice", with Birdcage Films being the Australian Production Company. Selected for Un Certain Regard, Cannes (2016), the film released theatrically around the world and was Singapore’s Oscar submission. Rachel is currently in postproduction on the iconic Ivan Sen’s next feature “Limbo”, which she produced with long-time collaborators David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin. “Limbo” will be released in 2023.

She also worked within Screen Australia Investment Department for several years. In 2014 she was selected for the Producers’ Lab, Rotterdam. In 2017 Rachel completed an International Producer Placement at Maven Pictures (NYC). In 2019 she was selected as “One to Watch” by Screen Producers Association Australia, winning the International Prize.
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