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Rachelle Chartrand

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A true renaissance woman, Rachelle has an eclectic background as a teacher, storyteller, leader and sociopreneur.


She is an award-winning screenwriter and producer, president of My Precious Pictures, past president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver and former chair of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.


In addition to her work in film and TV, Rachelle is also a published author and ghostwriter.

A former teacher, Rachelle launched My Precious Pictures in 2018 because she wanted to have an 'at-scale' impact using the power of story. She created MP Story Lounge and MP Ignitor Club as a Meaningful, Purposeful way of rallying other like-minded filmmakers and global citizens who are passionate about transforming the world. 

Rachelle recently launched Ignitor's Journey, a ten-stage, personalized, guided transformational program that helps leaders, dreamers and freedom seekers with big callings free themselves from whatever is holding them back so that they can fulfill their highest visions with purpose and passion. 


Rachelle has a Bachelor of Secondary Education with a major in Physics and minor in Math from the University of Alberta. She has an impressive teaching resume, having taught and counseled students of all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds locally and abroad. In addition to the public school system, Rachelle has taught in South Korea and India, as well as at an independent school for at-risk youth and young offenders; and a private education centre working primarily one-on-one with youth on the FASD and autism spectrums.

On a personal level, Rachelle has successfully transformed her own life using the processes she teaches. She has overcome sexual abuse trauma, a decade long eating disorder, a thirty year battle with alcohol, and two divorces...

As well as lead a legacy non-profit out of the red, produce international award-winning films, publish her memoir and much more.

 In 2014, Rachelle released her memoir, CHRYSALIS: A Dark and Delicious Diary of Emergence.  Described as Eat, Pray, Love meets Bridget Jones's Diary if either woman was a bulimic, alcoholic divorced twice by age thirty-nine, CHRYSALIS chronicles Rachelle's heart-wrenching, heart-healing metamorphic year.

Rachelle is passionate about a variety of social issues especially those involving youth, mental health, responsible/ethical developments in science & technology, and the impact of media/entertainment.

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The stunning view from Rachelle's balcony in English Bay, Vancouver.

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And here it is at sunset! A nightly reminder that anything is possible.

Oh and in March 2022, Rachelle bought her first NFT… a peace-loving sweetheart of a JunkYard Dog!

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