Rebecca Murga is an award-winning filmmaker who works in Los Angeles as a writer, producer, and director of news and documentary films. She produces and directs short films and feature documentary segments in both English and Spanish. Her work has been featured on Mundo Fox, ABC, CBS, and AFN.
Currently serving as a Captain and Public Affairs Officer in the US Army Reserve, Rebecca has deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. She is a 2014 recipient of the U.S. Army Keith L. Ware Award for excellence in broadcast journalism.
Rebecca is a passionate advocate for veterans and women's issues with articles published in The New York Times, The Global Journal, The Morning Call, and San Jose Mercury News, to name a few. She has appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America," and "The View." Most recently, she was featured on NPR as the director of a short film “War Ink” which tells veteran's war stories through their tattoos.
A native of Chicago, Illinois (Go Bears!) Rebecca earned a BS in Electronic Media from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Go Golden Bears!).
Rebecca is on the Board of Advisors for Veterans in Film and Television and belongs to American Legion Post 43. She is also a member of Women in Film and Film Independent. In 2014, she was selected to participate in the Veterans Writing Project hosted by the Writer's Guild Foundation, where she is writing a screenplay with, and under the tutelage of, Hollywood screenwriter Marie Weiss and Saul Turteltaub.
She was recently selected for the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women. Out of hundreds of applicants, only 10 directors were accepted in the 2015 class. Each participant is required to complete a short film by the end of the program that will be screened at an annual showcase for agents, manager, producers, and executives at the Directors Guild Theater in LA in May, 2016. She is currently in production of her short film AMERICAN GIRL.
Name: Rebecca Murga
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Unique traits: creative, easy going, Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, determined, focused, creative
American Film Institute