Rachael joined Big Talk Pictures as Head of Development in 2009 having previously worked for many years as Development Executive at Working Title Films. Since then she has helped build a slate of projects under Big Talk’s joint first look deal with Studiocanal and Film4, through which Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers (Empire’s Best British Film of 2013) and Jeremy Lovering’s Sundance premiering psychological horror In Fear were most recently produced and released.
In 2013 Rachael finished what she started in 2004 on Shaun of The Dead, by overseeing development of Edgar Wright’s final film in his ‘Blood & Ice-Cream Trilogy’ The World’s End, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike.
Currently on release in the UK is salsa dance comedy Cuban Fury directed by James Griffiths, written by Bafta winning Jon Brown and starring Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Kayvan Novak & Olivia Colman.
Big Talk are currently in production on Brit Listed romantic comedy Man Up by newcomer Tess Morris, starring Simon Pegg & Lake Bell, directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners).
Big Talk Pictures have a number of projects slated for production this year including supernatural horror Off Season by Bafta nominated writer & director Jonathan van Tulleken and family comedy Kidnapped By The Kids by writer Will Davies.