Ms Rachel Carter

Job: Programme Leader, MA International Film Production, DMU Academic Lead MA Filmmaking with Raindance, VC2020 Senior Lecturer Film Production

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 366 4347



Personal profile

Rachel studied Literature and Film at Southampton, followed by a Master’s Degree from Warwick University in Film and Television (with AHRC Scholarship). Rachel worked for ten years as film producer, both as an owner of a multi-award-winning production company and then as a freelancer, working for clients including the BFI, Creative England, and Tiger Aspect Productions on film and prime-time TV drama. Rachel has won several film commissions from the UK Film Council, which became award-winning short films, and has co-produced a feature film with a BAFTA nominated director.

Alongside producing, Rachel also worked as a freelance script reader/assessor and consultant for clients including iFeatures and Creative England. Rachel has trained in producing with the BBC, and in script development with The Script Factory. Rachel has been awarded two Royal Television Society awards for Production Craft as a Producer, and Best Short Film (2009, Midlands).

Rachel entered Higher Education teaching as a Guest Lecturer and Assessor for the MA in Creative and Media Enterprises at Warwick University, before becoming a full time Lecturer in Film Production at De Montfort University, where she is Programme Leader for the MA in International Film Production. Rachel is also External Examiner for the BA Film Production at Salford University, and peer reviewer for Performance Matters (Simon Fraser University).

Research group affiliations

Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)

Research interests/expertise

Research interests include; UK cinema exhibition culture during the silent era/WW1, women working in producing, script editing and production design roles, the craft of film producing, and the creative development process for emerging talent breaking into the film industry.

Areas of teaching

Film Production, Producing, Script Development


PGCLTHE (De Montfort University), MA Film & Television Studies (Warwick), BA Hons (First Class) Film & Literature (Southampton).

Courses taught

MA International Film Production (Programme Leader). MA in Filmmkaing with Raindance (DMU Academic Lead for partnership course delivered by Raindance Film LLP).

Honours and awards

Coventry University Teaching Excellence Award for ‘Living in a Digital World’ International Initiative (2015).
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2011).
Royal Television Society Award for Production Craft as a Producer (2009).
Royal Television Society Award for Best Short Film (2009).

Membership of external committees

External Examiner for BA Film Production, Salford University.

Consultancy work

Script Assessor for iFeatures / Creative England.