Rachel Roderman

producer / director / writer

ABOUT

Hey. 

I am a content producer, director and writer who thinks she's funny. I'm an avid yogi, a witty wordsmith, a mediocre cook, a pretty bad surfer and a really good friend. I've had my heart broken a few times but never any bones. I tore my ACL skiing during junior year of college and somehow it still hurts. I don't know which city I like living in better, LA or NYC, so one day will just buy homes in both. I'm a late blooming feminist, a loud talker, a fast walker and I started writing down three things I'm grateful for every day. I usually can't stop at three. 

Here's some more stuff about me that you won't find on LinkedIn: 

A FEW THINGS I DESIRE:

I desire to: call instead of text / wake up and workout / floss daily / create things that inspire other people to create things / do yoga everyday / color coordinate / eat chocolate / sleep in / read in bed / donate my money / donate my time / keep plants alive / frame my art / take more pictures / send real mail / have meals with friends / have meals alone / see movies alone / visit museums alone / road trip to wherever / sleep outside / shower outside / dance at your wedding / eat cake at your birthday party / hold your baby / trust people / trust myself / be happy for those who have what i want / meditate / listen / be heard / be liked / be loved / be remembered / just be where i am.

#GOALSBYAGE40:

I am all in. 

There is no playing small.

I am madly in love with my best friend and partner, our family, and our giant wooden table that sits in the sunniest room in our house.

We live in the serene part of a bustling city with access to great food, great yoga, great views, great movies, and great friends.

On weekends, our mugs quietly leave new rings on the table while we read and write in magic hour light. Crosswords always welcome.

There is never a bad time to play music through the speakers, dance in the kitchen, or eat tacos.

I am working on my second screenplay from home and am the head writer and director of my original sitcom. I am constantly working towards turning ideas from my brain and the brains of my funny, smart, kind friends into well-lit realities. 

I am a dedicated advocate for arts education, raising money and awareness through my non-profit.

I'm certified to teach yoga and volunteer my time bringing practices to local teens who need to meet themselves where they are. 

My sisters and parents are the best babysitters for hire on indulgent date nights.

My children are perpetually learning the importance of BBQs, being outside, sensible shoes, and long distance phone calls.

I learn, laugh, and choose happiness everyday. I am a breathing example of whole-hearted living, vulnerability, kindness, forgiveness, fear-shattering risk taking and genius wordplay.

I've come to terms with the fact that it all won't go according to plan. I understand that the plan falling apart was the bigger plan all along.

I fiercely want to be where I am. 

Also, the New York Giants go to the Super Bowl. I'm there. They win. It's nuts.

BARS I LIKE: 

The Fat Dog

Golden Road Brewery

Desperate Annie's

Stuff Yer Face

Angel's Share

Lost Lady

Big Sur Taphouse

Papeneiland

Gus O'Connor's Pub

PEOPLE I ADMIRE:

The Daring Way

Amy's Smart Girls

Rock Your Bliss

Byron Katie

The Kind Campaign

Folk Rebellion

THINGS I DIG:

The Lower East Side Girls Club of NYC

Sky Ting Yoga

Whalebone

Honey Chipotle sauce at Hugo's Tacos

MNDFL

Modern Love

MOVIES I WISH I WROTE:

Short Term 12

Obvious Child

Good Will Hunting

Little Miss Sunshine

Frances Ha

Fargo

The Birdcage