After seven years as Assistant Editor, Rachel Galvin was promoted to Editor of the Observer Newspaper in Deerfield Beach. Her first issue was Sept. 3, 2015. The weekly newspaper covers local news and events, as well as business, nautical schools, society and more. The paper is distributed in Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach.
Rachel will continue to write for several other publications, including her own — Independent Streak Magazine.
Rachel Galvin helped Kurt Donath to run the Super Geek Film Festival at Florida Supercon (June 25-28 at the Miami Beach Convention Center). She conducted two panels — one was Women in Film with Cerina Vincent, Jacqueline Journey and Joey Lauren Adams, and one with independent filmmakers — Terry Cronin, Jon Schnepp, Daryl Rodriguez, Jeanette Garcia and Billy Corben.
Have you seen Independent Streak Magazine? It is celebrating its 1 year anniversary this May. The online publication is the brainchild of Rachel Galvin and features filmmakers and films from around the world with an emphasis on South Florida. Be sure to check out all of the issues at www.independentstreakmagazine.com.
Here is the latest issue (April 2015): http://issuu.com/rachelgalvin/docs/independent_streak_magazine_–_apri?e=2289886/12234194
Rachel Galvin, who plays Master Kim, is excited to be a part of the new anti-bullying movie, “Illume,” directed by Danny Debs.
Rachel Galvin and fellow actor Julio Llanes rehearse their scene
Some of the cast & crew of “Illume”
Rachel Galvin and Dave Montalbano next to “Inferno.”
Rachel Galvin’s artwork, titled “Inferno” is displayed at the Bear & Bird Gallery at Tate’s Comics until Nov. 9. The painting went up on Oct. 4 when there was also an artist’s reception, in which Rachel was in attendance. The piece was based on a drawing she did as the illustrator of “Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness,” written by Dave Montalbano, who also attended the reception. The pair was featured in an artistic blog while there.
Rachel already created a new piece, which is completely different, called A Jew of All Seasons, which was created for an art contest. Both pieces were created on canvas with acrylics and pencil.
Close-up of Rachel Galvin with “Inferno” at Tate’s Bear & Bird Gallery
Rachel Galvin is cast in “Prowler,” directed by Ram Hernandez. She will be playing a reporter.
Rachel Galvin is happy to be cast as the Taekwondo instructor in “Illume the Movie,” a feature film about anti-bullying directed by Danny Debs. Originally Debs created a short film which he submitted to ABC and Disney, but has decided to make it into a larger project, which he plans to send off to film festivals.
Galvin is excited to use her skills in Taekwondo in a positive way. Galvin was trained at Sang’s Academy and has received her yellow belt in both Taekwondo and Muay Thai. Master Sang is an action star himself and has appeared in films like “Rush Hour 2” and is about to be in the new “Hercules” film.
“Illume the Movie” is slated to start filming in South Florida in September 2013.
Rachel Galvin illustrated “Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness,” written by Dave Montalbano, published July 30. This is Rachel’s first attempt at illustrating a book. To purchase book, go to www.amazon.com and type in the title.
On August 3, Rachel Galvin cut off 14 inches of hair at Jody Jack & Co. Salon in Boca Raton to donate to Locks of Love.
Just chopped off 14 inches of hair!
After haircut, Rachel has bangs for the first time in 10 years.