TPFS ORIGIN STORY
Started during 2020, during the global pandemic when we were mostly safer at home, online courses and Zoom became the way for directors, writers, filmmakers and creatives to connect, build our skills, develop our craft and take deep dives in sessions to learn how to break into industry. We had such a good time on Zoom, this has expanded to a online program for filmmakers globally.
The People's Film School is open to all.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER of TPFS
& MAIN COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Rachel Raimist
Dr. Rachel Raimist is a formerly tenured college professor turned television director works across genres with credits in action, drama, comedy, family, musicals and more. She recently directed episodes of the family fantasy THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (Disney+) and the musical UP HERE (Hulu) and has directed beloved episodes of THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS (HBO Max), WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA (Hulu), QUEENS (ABC), FANTASY ISLAND (Fox) and DIARY OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT (Disney+).
Raimist holds a B.A. and a M.F.A. in Directing from the UCLA School of Film and Television. At the Directors Guild of America (DGA) she is Co-Chair of the Disability Committee, Alt Co-Chair of the Latino Committee and Co-Chair of the Squad, a mid-career mentorship program for women.