Rachel Sur

Activity: Writer & script editor
Nationality: American, Israeli
Lives in: Berlin, Germany / Tel Aviv, Israel
Writing languages: English, Hebrew
Genres: drama, period, thriller, dramedy



Rachel is an Israeli-American writer based in Tel Aviv and Berlin. She is an alumna of the Serial Eyes showrunners’ programme for television writers (Dffb, Berlin), and has an MFA in writing from Columbia University in New York, where she was awarded the Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship.

Her feature film screenplay, Shiloh, was a finalist for the Phosphate Prize at the IFP in New York, and was selected for participation in the Stowe Story Labs. She has written several scripts on commission, and worked for several years as a script editor, including for projects that were sold to MGM and Sony.

Her recent television work has been supported by grants from the Zurückgeben Foundation and the Berlin Senate. She was a staff writer in a writers’ room for development of a Dutch police series, commissioned by Fiction Valley (Amsterdam) and HBO Max. Her original limited series project, Someone Else’s War, is currently in development in Israel and takes place in Berlin.

2021 Serial Eyes, showrunners’ programme, DFFB, Berlin
2016 Columbia University, MFA in writing, New York

2020+ / The Jerusalem Film & TV Fund

Israel Mentor for Series Development

2017 / United Studios

Herzliya, Israel Original Content Development