Rebecca Ann Bentley

Rebecca Ann Bentley

Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Melbourne, Australia

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About Rebecca

Rebecca Ann Bentley is a queer Australian director, writer & producer currently based in Melbourne, Australia. 

Rebecca has always loved writing and creating stories with strong messages since she was a young girl. However, she first truly discovered her love of the industry when she was twelve years old and saw her sibling in a play. The idea of creating stories excited her.

Inspired by this, Rebecca then started acting and secured an ensemble role in West Side Story, the very same year. Soon after, she was hooked on the thrill sharing stories gave her. She trained at acting schools in Australia, Canada and the United States and acted in numerous projects including short films, feature films, commercials & web series. 

Rebecca also wanted to learn the other side of the camera, so she started working behind the scenes as a script supervisor, casting director and first assistant director on independent short films & web series. This experience inspired and motivated her further to make the industry her career. As a strong believer in creating your own opportunities, it led her to write, direct, produce & edit her own projects.

Over the last two years, Rebecca has been diagnosed with epilepsy as well as numerous other invisible chronic illnesses. She didn't let this stop her though. She has started using her voice to try and spread awareness, create opportunities for people in similar situations and also create stories surrounding these and many other illnesses. This as well as other reasons has led her to decide to focus mainly on writing and directing instead of acting. She has a strong focus on creating stories with messages that make people think and shows dark and complex human behaviour.

Rebecca's first short films, Forever, and Letting Go, toured from 2018 to 2020 through festivals and won awards. Her recent short film, Him, released in early 2020 is touring festivals and has already won several awards.

Rebecca launched her own production company, Bentley Pictures in January 2020. The company is focused on stories with messages and has just finished filming their first independent feature film, Kill Me, Heal Me about violence against men. The film is about stars Rebecca as the co-lead and she also wrote, directed & co-produced the film. This is a topic she is very passionate about and is looking forward to creating further awareness, while also breaking down the stigma surrounding violence against men and men's mental health issues.

Credits

  • Locked In

    Locked In (2020)
    Film (short) by ChrisMark Productions Direct & 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 Productions 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

  • Kill Me, Heal Me

    Kill Me, Heal Me
    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.

Awards

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

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