Rachel Boynton produced and directed the feature-length documentary Our Brand Is Crisis, filming for three years on two continents. Winner of the International Documentary Association’s Best Feature Documentary Award and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, it was named the No. 3 movie of 2006 by New York magazine, and appeared on several other “Best of 2006” lists, including those of The New York Times and LA Weekly. The film, which was televised on the Sundance Channel and internationally, earned Boynton the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award. George Clooney’s company, Smokehouse Pictures, plans to remake Our Brand Is Crisis as a fiction feature.
Boynton’s other credits include associate producer for the feature documentary Well-Founded Fear, producer/director/cinematographer for the reality series Pageant Perfect and associate producer for People Like Us: Social Class in America. She has managed shoots across America, worked on films in Cuba and France and directed casting for reality-based commercials.
Boynton is a graduate of Brown University, L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.