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projects directed by Rachel Lauren Mueller

8 Days At Ware

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Two back-to-back suicides at a juvenile detention center in rural Louisiana raise troubling questions about the state’s justice system and exposes a legacy of abuse and neglect. (2022) 26 min. Co-director Meg Shutzer

WINNER - Best Short Documentary - Wyoming International Film Festival (Cheyenne, Jul. 2023)

Official selection - Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (Mammoth Lakes, May 2023)

Official selection - Double Exposure Film Festival (Washington D.C., Oct. 2022)

WINNER - Reva and David Logan Prize for Investigative Reporting (2020)

The Quiet Part


The arrival of a whites-only pagan church ignites the struggle for the soul of a American town. The film offers an unsettling look at the conditions that allow overt racism to fester and a disturbing warning about the normalization of extremism.(Forthcoming feature documentary)

Official selection - DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market (Leipzig, Germany, 2023)

Recipient of the IDA's Pare Lorentz Grant (2021)

witches rising

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Two women find empowerment and belonging in witchcraft traditions that give them autonomy and control. (2019) 7 min.

FilmNorth's Cinema Lounge (St. Paul, Apr. 2022)

Connect Media Festival (St. Paul, Feb. 2021)

Women in Paint

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In the world of graffiti art, there are few women to be found. (2019) 5 min.

SCREAM It Off Screen (Minneapolis, Jun. 2022)

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