My first short film, The Paper Boat, was shot on location in The Blue Mountains, Australia, and stars one of my violin students, Tessa McKay.


A tech meltdown spurs disillusioned IT consultant Brook to recall her idyllic childhood. She must reconnect with her artistic self or face a monotonous life without passion or meaning.


Written & Produced by Rachele Wildmare

Co-Directed by Rachele Wildmare & Nellie Collins

DOP – Nellie Collins

Music by Rachele Wildmare with Guitar Improvisation by Bernie White

Starring: Tessa McKay & Rachele Wildmare


  • Best Music at Blue Shorts Film Festival  2018,  Mt Victoria, Australia


  • People’s Choice Awards at Blue Shorts Film Festival  2018, Mt Victoria, Australia


  • Film Score Semi Finalist at Moondance International Film Festival 2018, Boulder, Colorado, USA


  • Audience Choice Award at The Lonely Seal Film Festival, Boston, USA 2018


  • Official Selection at The International Sound & Film Music Festival, Pula, Croatia 2018


  • Best Score at Los Angeles Film Awards, Los Angeles, USA 2018


  • Best Original Score, Silver Award, at Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, USA 2018


  • Silver Medal for Original Score/Sound Track for Movie & Television at Global Music Awards, San Diego, USA 2018


  • Official Selection for Short Music in Film at London International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema, London, UK 2019


  • Official Selection for Nice International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema, Nice, South of France 2019

Nominations in the following categories at Nice:

  •  Best Cinematography in a Short Film
  •  Best Editing of a Short Film 
  •  Best Sound Design in a Short Film


Wish us luck for Nice…  The Paper Boat will screen at this prestigious festival on the beautiful French Riviera between 11th – 18th May 2019!


Director Statement

My mission is to transmit my affinity with nature and my perception of the interconnectedness of things through my films and music.