Rachel O'Toole
Production Designer


Rachel O'Toole's adventures as a fort builder were instantaneously sparked into a passion to work in film in Grade Three after watching Harrison Ford ride his horse alongside a speeding train at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. She wanted to be there helping to capture that created moment in time. Never losing her focus -- or her fort-building skills -- O'Toole has been part of Vancouver's film and television industry for over 12 years, starting out briefly as an overworked Assistant Director. Quickly she frog-leaped to on-set dressing, moved her way to buyer, then to set decorator before finally getting a shot at production design on the NBC series Just Deal seven years ago.

Soon thereafter she worked on her first feature film Try Seventeen, starring Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore and Elizabeth Perkins. O'Toole's favorite feature film experience is the City TV/ Much Music movie Going the Distance which allowed her to travel Canada coast-to-coast working with rock stars, carnies and surfers.

Her television credits include work on Haddock Entertainment's Da Vinci's Inquest, Da Vinci's City Hall and Intelligence. She counts Intelligence as her favorite working experience to date for the opportunity to make an creative impression on such a high-calibre original series by collaborating with creator Chris Haddock and director Stephen Surjik on its inaugural style and palette. She continues to build bigger and better forts under the canopy of a studio stage, still wishing for a pony.