To the listeners of the Disney Film Project,
Hello! My name is Rachel. You might have heard me guest host on the Unidentified Flying Oddball and Planes episodes. Recently, I was invited to join the podcast, and I happily accepted. I have been a fan of the podcast for quite some time, and I am so excited to now be involved with the show.
Anyways, I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who don't know me yet. My love of the Disney movies and parks started at a young age when I researched Walt Disney for a school project. Not only was I impressed by his creative energy and the innovations created by his company, I was inspired by his self-confidence and unwillingness to give up on his dreams. It also helped that I grew up in the midst of the recent Disney renaissance with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. When I discovered that I share my birth date December 5th with Walt himself, I knew I was meant to be a life-long Disney fan.
Today, I am a freelance film and television reviewer for JustPressPlay.net and a series of other online publications. I am also currently working on a children's book which I am writing and illustrating. My philosophy towards film criticism is looking at the whole film, from the costume design to the cinematography. It is important for a film to be well-written and well acted, but I try to also look at the production values in a movie and recognize the work behind it.
Outside of the show, I can be found on Twitter @rachelekolb, on Tumblr at http://rachelthenerdynewlywed.tumblr.com/, and at www.JustPressPlay.net. I look forward to sharing my love of all things Disney with all of you, and hope you enjoy what I have to share!