Rachelle Henry

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Rachelle Henry
Rachelle Henry.jpg
Rachelle Henry at the 38th Young Artist Awards 2017
Born Rachelle Henry
(2000-12-16) December 16, 2000 (age 17)
Richland, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Director, Filmmaker
Years active 2006–present

Rachelle Henry (born December 16, 2000) is an American teen actress and filmmaker.[1] She played the role of Sandy Hobbs[2] in the TLC (TV network) Series Escaping the Prophet[3] and Lissa Golaski in Depth,[4] the film prequel to the Soma (video game) by Frictional Games.[5] She is also known for directing and producing short films containing messages of social influence and coming of age themes including MISSING[6] and Almost Boyfriends.[7]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Rachelle Henry was born on December 16, 2000 in Richland, Washington and raised in Seattle. She began acting, modeling and training at the age of 6 and was cast in the title role of Twelfth Night Productions' Oliver![8] at the age of 10. Soon after, she began to appear regularly in television commercials and independent films throughout the Pacific Northwest.

At age 15, Henry won a grant from Adobe Systems to produce a project about social change as part of the Adobe Pitch Project in association with Reel Grrls.[9] She produced and directed the short film MISSING for which she won the Best Director Award at the 2016 Premio Cinematographico Palena Film Festival in Palena, Italy[10] and Best Short Film with a Social Message at the 2016 NEZ International Film Festival in Kolkata, India.[11]

Henry was nominated in two categories at the 38th Young Artist Awards[12] and won the award for "Best Performance in a Short Film – Teen Actress" on March 17, 2017 for her work as Daisy in the Short Film, "Jersey Gurl".[13] That same week, The Young Entertainer Awards named Rachelle "Best Young Actress in a Short Film" for her portrayal as Alex, a young pick pocket in the film "Grifters" which she also produced.[14]

Henry co-stars in several film festival projects including "Creased",[15] featured at the San Diego Asian Film Festival 2016 [16] and the HollyShorts Film Festival,[17] "Losing It"[18] which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival[19] as well as the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner [20] and as the alter ego of the Capitol Hill Massacre killer [21] in the 2017 film Wallflower[22][23] which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June, 2017.

Henry is Junior Editor at We Blab Entertainment Magazine[24] where she regularly conducts interviews with fellow entertainment personalities. She is often invited to sit on discussion panels or through interviews to speak to young artists who are seeking to advance their careers,[25][26] to civic groups promoting positive student development programs[27] and as a representative of youth who, while unable to vote, wish to have a voice in legislation pertaining to their future.[28]

Philanthropy[edit]

Henry is an avid supporter of animal rescue organizations such as Emerald City Pet Rescue and P.A.W.S.[28] She also supports organizations benefitting women and children who are fighting cancer through her participation in 5K Runs sponsored by Women of Wonder and Run of Hope. Charities include organizations such as The Seattle Children's Hospital and Team Survivor.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film (Director)[edit]

Year Title Notes
2016 MISSING Won Best Director, Palena Film Festival 2016, Palena, Italy
2016 Almost Boyfriends Official Selection, RIP Horror Festival 2017, Hollywood, CA

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Rogue Saints Lauren Also known as Fromme Ganoven
2012 All My Presidents Susie
2012 The Neely Family Lenore Neely Also known as If These Walls Could Talk; The history of the Neely Mansion
2013 Ship Shifters Catherine Frontier
2014 Laggies Bridesmaid
2014 Unthinkable Meghan
2014 Hinterhalt Isolde Keller
2014 Shift Paradigm Young Karen
2014 The Perfect Pieces Victoria
2015 Calling Me Home Anna
2015 Caprice Lisa Nominated Claw Award 2015
2015 The Hollow One Husk
2015 UnSilent Night Cyndi Winner: Audience Favorite Award
2015 Left of Sanctuary Chastity Menoh
2015 Creased Syd Winner: Grand Jury Award HollyShorts Film Festival
2016 Shadow Mountain Emily
2016 Depth Lissa Golaski Prequel film to Soma video game by Frictional Games
2016 Facade Summer
2016 Grifters Alex Winner: Young Entertainer Award. Also Producer
2016 MISSING Maddie Winner: Jury Award / Best Director Palena, Italy
2016 Tall Men Alicia Mariotti
2016 The Book of Judith Darcie
2016 Jersey Gurl Daisy Winner: Young Artist Award. Also Producer
2017 Losing It Sarah Newton Slamdance 2017, Film De Canne Short Corner 2017
2017 Lemon Drop Jessica Post Production
2017 Wallflower Female Murder SIFF Film Festival 2017
2017 Viral Raquel Post Production
2017 hitched Britney Bell
2018 Woodstock or Bust Susan Post Production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Escaping the Prophet Sandie Hobbs TLC (TV network) Season 1, Episodes 1-6
2015 Portland Film Beat Self Season 2, Episode 1
2016 Dani's Bucket List Dani Blanchard Nominated: Young Artist Award 2017 and Young Entertainer Awards 2017 for Best Teen Actress. Episodes "The Bump", "The Broken Triangle"
2017 Biz Kid$ Various PBS Season 6, Episodes 1-6

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Accolade Award Leading Actress The Day Won
2015 Claw Award Best Actress Caprice Nominated
2016 Jury Award Best Director MISSING Won
2017 Young Artist Award Best New Media Performance - Teen Actress Dani's Bucket List Nominated
2017 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Short Film - Teen Actress Jersey Gurl Won
2017 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actress in a Web Performance - 14-Under Dani's Bucket List Nominated
2017 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actress in a Short Film 14-15 Grifters Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilfong, Sharon (2017-01-25). ""Adventures in Indie Filmmaking"". Indie Girl Productions. 
  2. ^ Jessop, Flora; Brown, Paul T. (2009). Church of Lies. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. p. 105. 
  3. ^ ""Escaping the Prophet: Life Inside FLDS"". MSNBC. 2014-01-20. 
  4. ^ Depth on IMDb
  5. ^ ""About the Films"". Soma Input Portal.com. 2014-11-07. 
  6. ^ MISSING on IMDb
  7. ^ Almost Boyfriends on IMDb
  8. ^ ""Twelfth Night Productions Presents Oliver!"". 2011-06-13. 
  9. ^ ""What Would You Do with $1000 from Adobe?"". Reel Grrls!. 2016-06-10. 
  10. ^ ""Premio Cinematografico Palena chiude un'edizione da record"". Fare Film. 2016-08-15. 
  11. ^ ""NEZ International Film Festival, 2016"". Niff Movie Awards. 2016-09-27. 
  12. ^ ""Young Artist Awards 2017 Nominations"". Young Artist Awards. 2017-03-17. 
  13. ^ ""Young Artist Awards 2017 Winners"". Young Artist Awards. 2017-03-17. 
  14. ^ ""Young Entertainer Awards; Honoring and Celebrating Youth in Entertainment"". the Young Entertainer Awards. 2017-03-20. 
  15. ^ Propes, Richard (2006-09-24). """Creased" Screens at Seattle Shorts Film Festival "". The Independent Critic. 
  16. ^ ""The San Diego Asian Film Festival"". Pacific Arts Movement. 2016-11-12. 
  17. ^ ""HollyShorts Film Festival"". HollyShorts.com. 2016-08-14. 
  18. ^ Losing It on IMDb
  19. ^ Calvario, Liz (2016-12-06). ""Slamdance Film Festival 2017 Reveals Specials Screenings"". Indie Wire. 
  20. ^ ""Festival De Cannes Festival Corner Losing It"". Festival De Cannes. 
  21. ^ Sullivan, Jennifer (2006-12-26). ""Site of Capitol Hill massacre is once again a happy home"". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  22. ^ ""Wallflower" Seattle International Film Festival Lineup". Seattle International Film Festival. 
  23. ^ Harvey, Dennis (2017-06-13). "Film Review: 'Wallflower'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  24. ^ ""Rachelle Henry Guest Editor"". WeBlab Magazine. 2017-06-01. 
  25. ^ ""Breaking Into the Business: A Panel for Youth Actors"". Washington Filmworks. 2016-11-10. 
  26. ^ ""Seattle Shorts Film Festival a Fall spectacle this year"". Media Inc Magazine. 2016-11-16. 
  27. ^ O'Brien, Rourke (2014-05-23). ""Born to Entertain"". Rotary International. 
  28. ^ a b Alexander, Gemma (2017-01-14). ""Too Young to Vote": Local Teens Seek Change With Walkouts, Student Government and More". Parent Map. 
  29. ^ ""Rachelle Henry"". Theater Puget Sound. 

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