Louisa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker passionate about exploring the intersection of art and social commentary. Her work focuses on creating character-driven films that shine a light on various social issues. She is interested in presenting alternative perspectives that challenge conventional views of modern life. 

Louisa's first short film, THEY, is a portrait of a family raising their child with a gender-open approach. The film was selected by the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, was screened at a number of international film festivals, and won four international awards. After her graduation from the University of the Arts London, Louisa was recognised by one of the most prestigious events in UK documentary film, the Grierson Awards. She was shortlisted in the All3Media: Best Student Documentary category. Louisa has produced and directed the short films THE INSIGHT and WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND and has been involved in four commissioned documentary projects for The New York Times and The New Yorker over the past few years. 

She has participated in Reclaim the Frame’s Filmonomics 7 programme and was selected by the British Film Institute and Doc Society to attend CPH:DOX 2023 as part of their official UK Producers Delegation. Louisa has been a BAFTA Connect Member since 2023 and recently gave a four-hour seminar at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany, sharing firsthand experiences from her eight-year documentary project in production.

AWARDS 
British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Humanity Shortlist (UK, 2021)
Best Short Documentary Award at Future Generations Film Festival (UK, 2021)
The Grierson Documentary Awards - Best Student Documentary Shortlist (UK, 2020)
Audience Award Best Short Documentary at Brooklyn Film Festival (USA, 2020) 
Undergraduate Film Award at Encounters Film Festival (UK, 2019)
International Winner of Hazlo en Cortometraje (Mexico, 2019) 

SELECTED INTERVIEWS & PRESS
Creative Lives in Progress Interview, 2023
Birds Eye View Filmonomics 7 Cohort, 2023
It's Nice That Interview, 2022
Girls in Film Feature, 2022
UAL - Screen School Students shortlisted for Grierson Awards, 2020
BFI - Every female filmmaker at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, 2019
Diva Magazine - How do you raise a child as gender neutral, 2019

HONOURS
2024 - Participant - Sheffield DocFest Filmmaker Challenge 
2024 - Guest Lecturer - University of Tübingen, Germany
2023 - Member - BAFTA Connect
2023 - Curator - University of the Arts London Graduate Showcase
2023 - Panelist - 'Emerging/ Established and No In-between' presented by the Open City Documentary Film Festival and TAPE Collective
2023 - UAL Alumni Panelist - University of the Arts London

PUBLICATIONS
Huck Magazine - The Hedonism Issue, Portrait of Humanity Book Vol 3, VOGUE Germany 

CLIENTS                                                                                                                              
Alliance for Women Film Composers, GIRLvsCANCER, Google, London Migration Film Festival, Medicine Festival, One World Media, Open City Documentary Film Festival, South London Gallery, TEDxLondon, The Mosaic Rooms, The Other Art Fair 


CONTACT
hello@louisarechenbach.com




 

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