— by Meg Wolensky, Continuing Education Program Manager

Rachael Moton is a writer, director and producer from Philadelphia. Moton has joined the Young Artists Workshop team as our From Script to Screen instructor for high school students.

Moton attended Temple University where she graduated with a degree in film and media arts. She is passionate about telling stories that center on marginalized people and wants to create work that promotes empathy. She is a 2019 Sundance Ignite fellow, 2019 Birth of a Nation fellow, SFFILM Westridge Grant finalist, and ABC Women's Production Initiative finalist. Moton is currently in production on her first narrative feature film. Outside of filmmaking, she has worked as a program director at a nonprofit organization, the Creative Mind Group, assisting students with internships at international film festivals including Cannes, TIFF and EFM.

She talked with Continuing Education Program Manager Meg Wolensky.

What brought you back to Philadelphia?
After living in NYC and LA for a bit, I moved back home to work on a feature film.

What do you love about Moore College of Art & Design?
I really love working with the students at Moore. They're so talented and creative. It's really inspiring to see them developing their projects.

What have you been feeling inspired by?
Recently, my work has been inspired by seeing how teens become content creators with huge platforms just using Youtube, Tiktok, etc. I'm working on a project right now that analyzes the celebrity of young influencers that go viral from funny online content.

What’s your biggest career achievement in the arts?
I think my biggest career highlight thus far is being a Sundance Ignite Fellow. This was such a cool opportunity and allowed me to meet so many other creatives. The community that I met through this program has helped me in so many ways and I'm so thankful for it.