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.
After graduating from York University with a philosophy degree, she moved to Japan to teach English and experience living in a completely different culture. During this time she gathered together a group of like-minded filmmakers, with whom she made several short films, such as psychological mystery "Shizuka" about pilgrims living in silence on a mysterious island rumoured to have wish granting powers.
Upon returning to the UK, she set up in London as a freelance filmmaker, shooting and editing promo videos and content for brands such as NIVEA, The Body Shop, Michiko Koshino and Wilderness Festival. She also wrote and directed zero budget film “Vantar”, which explores the silent abandoned world left behind after the human race disappears.
Rebecca was awarded the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund while developing #eatpretty, an experimental cinemagraph film about social media, consumerism and mental health. The film 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 won runner up prize for films about mental health at Thunderdance Dark Film Festival, and was selected to tour independent cinemas as part of We Are The Weirdos run by The Final Girls.
Rebecca is currently in development for several moving image projects as well as a feature adaptation of Shizuka.
"No one can do what Rebecca does. She gets the brief and runs with it.
Music festivals require inimitable skills and Rebecca's unique approach to the editing process, along with with her directorial eye, has been invaluable in producing Juju's signature music festival videos."
Lea Gratch, Juju Films
"I’ve known Rebecca in the capacity of a freelance film director and through working for Cheil London. Rebecca proved to be creative, talented, diligent, enthusiastic, tireless, persistent, economic, inventive, adaptable, dependable, good humoured and dedicated. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending her to you."
Robert Morgan, Head of TV, Cheil London
"A great creative vision on each project, executing outstanding cinematography, with a clean and engaging edit that fit well with the band's music.
I would highly recommend Rebecca to any individual or organisation that requires videos of the highest standard."