Rebecca Culverhouse is a director and moving image artist based in London. On a rainy day in Burnley, a 7 year old Rebecca started making stop motion animations of her toys coming to life, using cotton wool to replicate explosions. Since then her passion for filmmaking has led her to make short films, branded content and music videos in London, Berlin and Tokyo. She has worked with brands including NIVEA, The Body Shop, Michiko Koshino and Wilderness Festival.
She was awarded the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund while developing #eatpretty, an experimental cinemagraph film about social media, consumerism and mental health. The work was commissioned by Channel 4’s Random Acts and was broadcast on UK TV in summer 2018. It has gone on to screen at BAFTA qualifying festivals such as London Short Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival (in which Rebecca was nominated for the Directing Award). It has been exhibited as part of Ugly Duck's In Transitions: Anamorphic Waves, as well as at the National Science and Media Museum's Lates:Hooked, and was selected to tour independent cinemas as part of We Are The Weirdos run by The Final Girls.
Rebecca was the first director to take part in the Cheil Film Labs Residency in 2018, and was selected for Encounters Film Festival Talent Lab Widening The Lens in 2019. She is currently in development for a moving image project related to her experiences of life with synaesthesia. She is also developing a feature adaptation of Shizuka, a short she made in Japan about a mysterious island rumoured to have wish granting powers.