Producers in Front of the Camera: RACHEL ECKLUND

Rachel Ecklund, producer of the SXSW Audience Award winning documentary, RUNNING WITH BETO, talks about how she was inspired to become a filmmaker by watching PBS as a kid and what it was like to craft a story about an unknown Texas politician who became a national political sensation.

RUNNING WITH BETO premieres tonight on HBO! 


Rachel Ecklund is a Texas-based producer with a passion for socially-conscious storytelling. Her first feature length documentary, RUNNING WITH BETO, won the SXSW Audience Award and airs on HBO spring 2019. She has produced documentary and unscripted series content for PBS, The Washington Post, Discovery, Food Network, Latino Public Broadcasting and more. Rachel has also worked on national ad campaigns for Dell, Academy, USAA, Bayer, Asics, Novo Nordisk and more. Her narrative and documentary work has screened at festivals across the globe and received wide educational distribution.