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In 2018, Rachel Baker created the Don't Be So Dramatic podcast with the intention to dive deeper into the careers of people working in entertainment industry so that aspiring as well as successful creatives could get to know their peers and role models through an accessible medium. Each episode delves into the career of the interviewee, talking through their journey, the key events and the mindsets that got them to where they are today. Rachel interviews people working in film, TV, theatre, casting, marketing, managing and many other areas. Rachel has been lucky enough to interview renowned people such as Susie Porter ('Wentworth', 'Gold'), Mark Morrissey (Morrissey Management), Noni Hazlehurst ('Playschool', 'A Place To Call Home'), Miranda Harcourt (Award-winning Acting Coach), and Damon Herriman ('Mind Hunter', 'Judy and Punch'). 'Don't Be So Dramatic' is signed with Diamantina Media, the #1 podcast network of the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards.


Rachel Lauren Baker is an Actress and Filmmaker based in the Sydney, Australia. Rachel has a Bachelor of Performance from the University of Wollongong and has been privately tutored by award winning director and acting coach Ben Matthews, comedy expert Darren Gilshenan, and renowned coach and actor Emily Joy. Rachel has played roles in numerous independent film projects as well as TVCs for Neutrogena, Sprite, KFC and Supercars Australia. As a Producer and Writer, Rachel has created projects such as her short films 'Behind Closed Doors' and 'Nobody Likes Camping' which stars herself and Neel Kolhatkar. She currently has a project in development with 3 time ARIA nominated production company, Visible Studios. 

"Rachel steers her interviews to provide open and honest tips into making progress in the industry. Best of all, she’s not afraid to have a good laugh in between."

"It’s funny, it’s honest, it’s practical, and provides a well-rounded view of the Australian industry."

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