Louisa is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in London. Her short film THEY (2019) has been selected by the BFI London Film Festival and among other countries was screened at festivals in Mexico, Colombia, India, Australia and Germany. 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 Awards 2020.

Louisa spent three years working in the film and advertising industry before deciding to study for a film degree at London College of Communication. In Germany, she was a Production Assistant and worked as a Second Assistant Director on two feature films. As a student in London she gained work experience in development at and Pulse Films. Having graduated from a BA in Film and Television from the University of the Arts London in June 2019, she has decided to devote herself to documentary. She has a passion for storytelling as a force for social change.

(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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