AUSTEN RACHLIS was born in Boston and raised in Los Angeles. She was a Harold F. Johnson Scholar at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and received her MFA with Honors in screenwriting from Columbia University. In 2009, FOX optioned her pilot script, "Borderlines," as part of its Writer's Initiative. She co-wrote the short film "Loop Planes," which was jointly funded and produced by Killer Films (Boys Don't Cry, Far From Heaven) and Massify.com. It premiered at SXSW and has gone on to screen at over 50 film festivals internationally, including Tribeca, The Hamptons Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival, where it won the Alternative Spirit Award. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.