Rachael joined Big Talk Pictures as Head of Development in 2009 having previously worked for 12 years as Development Executive at Working Title Films. Since then she has built a slate of projects under Big Talk’s then 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), Jeremy Lovering’s Sundance premiering psychological horror In Fear and James Griffith’s Cuban Fury were 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.
Up next for release on April 10th 2015 in the UK is 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 Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver with Working Title, MRC & Sony, Aaron Berg’s Blacklist topper Section 6 to be directed by Joe Cornish, supernatural horror Off Season by Bafta nominated writer & director Jonathan van Tulleken and family comedy Kidnapped By The Kids by writer Will Davies & to be directed by Ben Palmer.