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. While studying at 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 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.

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
It's Nice That interview about They, 2022
Girls in Film Feature, 2022
DIVA - They Film Review , 2019
UAL - Screen School Students shortlisted for Grierson Awards, 2020


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

CLIENTS 
Google, London Migration Film Festival, One World Media, Open City Documentary Film Festival, South London Gallery, TEDxLondon


CONTACT
hello@louisarechenbach.com




 

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