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Rachel Givney


Rachel Givney is a writer & filmmaker originally from Sydney, Australia.


Givney has worked on many of Australia’s most beloved and critically acclaimed shows including McLeod’s Daughters and Offspring. Her debut novel Jane in Love is an international bestseller and was judged “outstanding” by Booklist. Film rights have been optioned by Amazon Studios and DiNovi Pictures, the producers of Little Women. Her second novel, Secrets My Father Kept, was released in June 2021 to critical acclaim.

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Rachel Givney spends at least 13.2
hours every day thinking about stories


Secrets My Father Kept | Penguin Random House Australia, Alpress Czech Republic 2021, Lübbe Germany, Bukowy Las Poland 2022.  

Jane in Love |  Penguin Random House Australia, 

HarperCollins William Morrow North America 2020, Rao Romania,  Athenaeum Kiadó Hungary, Republika Indonesia, Hainaim Korea 2021, Bukowy Las Poland, Editora Gutenberg Brazil 2022. 

Selected Television Drama Credits

The Warriors |  Arena Media 2016-17

Script Editor

Offspring |  Endemol Shine 2015-16

Writer, Script Coordinator


Rescue: Special Ops |  Endemol Southern Star 2009-2010

Script Researcher / Story Assistant


Broome | Nine Network Television 2009

Development Writer


The Young Doctors | Fremantle Media 2008

Development writer


McLeod's Daughters | Millennium Television / Nine Network Television 2007-08

Trainee Script Editor


All Saints | Seven Network Television 2005 - 2006

Script Coordinator


Adjust Your Set London (digital agency), 2010 - 2017

Writer / Director, Camera Operator & Editor for

live action, animation, VFX and motion design campaigns

for Marks & Spencer, PayPal, Lynx, HSBC, Clinique, Allianz,

British Airways, Sotheby’s and Adidas.

Camera Operation

Canon 5D III / 7D 

Sony EX1 

Arri Alexa / Amira

Red Epic / Scarlet-X

Imax 70mm




Final Cut Pro 

Adobe Creative Suite 

Internet Explorer 7

Duke Nukem



Can balance 10 x one-dollar coins on her elbow



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