Louisa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer based in London. Passionate about storytelling as a force for social change, her films are often intimate portraits of people that challenge the status quo. Her first short film They (2019) is a portrait of a family raising their child gender neutral. The film has been selected by the BFI London Film Festival and was screened at a number of international film festivals. In addition, They won the Undergraduate Film Award at Encounters Film Festival, is the international winner of the film competition ‘Hazlo en Cortometraje’ in Mexico City, won the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and most recently got shortlisted for the Grierson Documentary Awards 2020. Louisa has just completed her two latest short films The Insight and What We Leave Behind and is currently producing and directing her debut feature documentary. In 2021, her portrait of brother Constantin has been shortlisted by the British Journal of Photography for their Portrait of Humanity Award.

(Photography by Lucia Garcia)

Publications: Huck Magazine - The Hedonism Issue, Portrait of Humanity Vol 3 (Hoxton Mini Press), VOGUE Germany 

Clients: South London Gallery, Open City Documentary Festival, London Migration Film Festival, TEDxLondon, Callaly


All Images © 2017-2019 Louisa Rechenbach
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