Rebecca Ann Bentley

Rebecca Ann Bentley

Founder & CEO at Bentley Pictures
Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Editor

Melbourne, Australia

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About Rebecca

Founder & CEO of Bentley Pictures, Rebecca Ann Bentley is an award-winning queer Australian director, writer & producer based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Actress-turned-filmmaker, Rebecca has trained in Australia, Canada, and the United States and worked on many projects including short films, feature films, commercials & web series.​ Her short films, Forever, Letting Go and Him have won awards at many film festivals around the world and through them, she has gained awards for her directing & writing.

While having written in all styles since she was a kid, it wasn’t until she spent time on set as an actress that she became fascinated by what happens behind the scenes. Following this curiosity and wanting to learn everything she could about the industry, Rebecca started working as a script supervisor, casting director, and first assistant director on short films & web series. This led her to fall more in love with the industry and with a desire to create her own projects; she studied scripts and took courses in screenwriting, producing, directing & editing, and continues to learn to ensure she is constantly growing as a creative.

As queer woman, she has always felt and noticed the lack of opportunities and proper representation in the industry, both in front of and behind the camera. However, it wasn’t until she got diagnosed with epilepsy and many invisible chronic illnesses, that she truly noticed the lack of representation for people like herself and the negative, hopeless stereotypical portrayal of people with mental health issues and disabilities on screen. Determined to change this and start more conversations, she created Bentley Pictures. Both with her company and her own work, Rebecca is passionate about spreading awareness about important topics and issues that often get dismissed, creating opportunities for those with disabilities and making film/TV sets, film festivals and studios more accessible.

Her directorial feature film, Kill Me, Heal Me, about violence against men and men’s mental health, which she also wrote, co-produced, edited and starred in, is currently in post-production. It is also the first feature film Bentley Pictures is behind and the team is looking forward to spreading more awareness about these topics and starting more conversations.

Credits

  • Stepping Out - Post-Production

    Stepping Out - Post-Production (2022)
    Film (short) by Bentley Pictures Writer, Director & Editor A popular student at an all-male high school struggles with accepting his sexuality after he kisses his best friend.

  • Kill Me, Heal Me - COMING SOON.

    Kill Me, Heal Me - COMING SOON. (2021)
    Film by Bentley Pictures (Drama) Lead Actress, Director, Writer, Co-Producer & Editor A young man goes to see a psychologist after getting out of an abusive relationship with his girlfriend and tries to deal with his past.

  • Wallace

    Wallace (2021)
    Film (short) by Ali Jahani Assistant Producer A poetic short documentary which explores the final 24 hours of Wallace's life as he looks to reconnect and obtain closure from his loved ones.

  • Locked In

    Locked In (2020)
    Film (short) by Bentley Pictures Director & Co-Writer Twenty-one year old Alexa goes on her first date ever. When an unexpected event occurs, she finds herself in a tricky situation with her date.

  • Him

    Him (2019)
    Film (short) by Bentley Pictures Lead Actress, Director, Writer, Producer & Editor After being sexually assaulted, a young woman goes to the police to report it. When things don't go as planned, she must deal with the aftermath of it.

  • Pink is the New Black

    Pink is the New Black (2019)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Writer, Co-Producer & Editor A woman gets fired from her acting job and goes to extreme lengths to try and get her role back.

  • Letting Go

    Letting Go (2018)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Writer, Producer & Editor After his girlfriend commits suicide, a young man seeks answers on the day of her funeral.

  • Forever

    Forever (2018)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Writer, Producer & Editor An experimental film following two young people meet and begin their love story.

  • Alone

    Alone (2017)
    Film (short) (Horror) Lead Actress, Director, Writer & Producer A young woman moves to into a new apartment by herself and battles her childhood fear of demons.

  • Film 102

    Film 102 (2017)
    TV Mini by Anna Azzara Supporting Lead Actress, Casting Director & First Assistant Director

  • Limelight

    Limelight (2017)
    Film (short) by Luke Paramanathan Supporting Actress, Casting Director & Script Supervisor

  • The Naked Wolf

    The Naked Wolf (2016)
    Film (short) by Dia Taylor First Assistant Director

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist - Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition 2021 (Serendipity - Feature Film)
    (2022)

  • Quarterfinalist - ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition (Desire - TV Pilot)
    (2022)

  • Semi-Finalist - TSL Free Screenplay Contest (Desire - TV Pilot)
    (2022)

  • Quarterfinalist - Stage 32 2nd Annual Television Screenwriting Contest (Desire - TV Pilot)
    (2022)

  • Finalist - Your Script Produced (Season 2) (Serendipity - Feature Film)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist - ISA Drama Genre Busting Contest Screenplay Competition (Desire - TV Pilot)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist - Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition (Serendipity - Feature Film)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection - Him - Four Corners Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Official Selection - Him - Global Indie Film Fest
    (2021)

  • Best Short Film (Winner) - Him - Top Indie Film Awards (Spring)
    (2020)

  • Best Actress (Winner) - Him - Top Indie Film Awards (Spring)
    (2020)

  • Best Director (Nominee) - Him - Top Indie Film Awards (Spring)
    (2020)

  • Best Writing (Nominee) - Him - Top Indie Film Awards (Spring)
    (2020)

  • Best Short Film (Finalist) - Him - Changing Face International Film Festival (June)
    (2020)

  • Best Drama Short (Semi-Finalist) - Him - Dumbo Film Festival (August/September)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection - Forever - Papaya Rocks Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Official Section - Forever - Hollywood BLVD Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Official Selection - Letting Go - Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Semi Finalist - Letting Go - Golden Statuette International Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best Message (Winner) - Letting Go - Top Indie Film Awards (Summer)
    (2019)

  • Best Writing (Winner) - Letting Go - Top Indie Film Awards (Summer)
    (2019)

  • Best Director (Nominee) - Letting Go - Top Indie Film Awards (Summer)
    (2019)

  • Semi-Finalist - Letting Go - LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV - World Cine Fest, Lonavla
    (2019)

  • Best Film Under 5 minutes - Forever - Independent Talents International Film Festival (November)
    (2018)

  • Best Experimental Short (Winner) - Forever - Top Indie Film Awards (December)
    (2018)

  • Best Director (Winner) - Forever - Top Indie Film Awards (December)
    (2018)

  • Best Editing (Nominee) - Forever - Top Indie Film Awards (December)
    (2018)

  • Best Music (Nominee) - Forever - Top Indie Film Awards (December)
    (2018)

  • Semi-Finalist - Forever - Los Angeles CineFest
    (2018)

  • Quarter-Finalist - 4th Annual Stage 32 TV Writing Contest (Desire - TV Pilot)
    (2018)

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