Rachel Falcone is a multimedia producer, educator and storytelling strategist whose work centers on engaging people to participate in the telling of their own stories. She is Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the award-winning transmedia storytelling project Sandy Storyline.
For the last 6 years she has produced first person stories about the housing crisis, and the human right to housing movement, as part of her multimedia project Housing is a Human Right. The project's latest release is Home, a global Hip Hop mixtape produced in collaboration with the independent record label Nomadic Wax.
Rachel traveled across the United States with the Peabody award-winning national oral history project StoryCorps. She has since worked as a producer with EarSay, Inc. and None On Record. Her independent radio documentaries and multimedia have been broadcast internationally, and shared through interactive installations everywhere from laundromats to vacant storefronts to shipping containers. Her most recent exhibition at the Tribeca Film Festival's inaugural, juried transmedia showcase, Storyscapes, won the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia.
Rachel is a sought after speaker and workshop facilitator, and has taught oral history and storytelling for movement-building in collaboration with institutions like the Museum of the City of New York, People's Production House, the Institute for Social Ecology, Parsons The New School for Design, and others. She has also been an organizer for social movement organizations, including Occupy Our Homes and Organizing for Occupation (O4O).
Rachel currently consults on transmedia storytelling and impact campaigns for nonprofit organizations and media projects. She worked on the Good Pitch supported film Young Lakota (Independent Lens 2013), and a global tear gas campaign for the War Resisters League. She is now working in the field of patient advocacy, coordinating communications and a new blog initiative for the Partnership for Palliative Care.
Rachel was a 2011 New Voices Scholar of the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR), and a 2013 Blade of Grass grantee. She is based in Brooklyn, and studied philosophy at University College London and Vassar College.