I moved out to LA after studying theater at Temple University. I'm bi-coastal, with a residence in New York and a place in the left coast, and I'm making my money in illustration and graphic design while pursuing my passions. Great to meet you all!
Name: Rebecca Benzell
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Actor, Illustrator and Screenwriter
Sex, Death and Bowling
Film by Ally Walker (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actress Eli McAllister, our eleven-year-old hero, is on a quest. He is also setting out to win The Fiesta Cup, a local bowling tournament. Joining him is his famous fashion designer uncle, Sean McAllister. Sean hasn't spent time with his family - specifically his father - for years. But now he has come home to spend time with his older brother, Eli's father. Thrown into the tournament as his ailing brother's substitute, Sean clashes with his father as old wounds are opened. But instead of reliving the past, they pull together to bowl their best for Eli who stands to lose so much. Funny, sweet and soulful - SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING takes us on a journey to learn that the secret to life is loving what you have - even if it is just a split. Written by monterey media inc.
Television by Shalom Auslander (Comedy and Drama) Actress On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor... happiness. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down. Written by Showtime
Film by Justin Grizzoffi (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actress When penniless hermit, ALEX, loses his apartment, and all hope for the future, he's forced to call his old high school buddy, PAT, now a successful telemarketer. Looking to recapture a lost sense of adventure, Pat agrees to give Alex a lift to his childhood home across the country. Little does Pat know, however, that Alex is haunted by visions of a sinister ASTRONAUT, whose very presence has the potential to derail the journey. Written by Anonymous
The Lower Caste
Television (Comedy) Actress Three best friends at the lowest level of their respective social classes attempt upward mobility in a world divided by an invisible social caste system.
Elly & Donna
Film (short) by Michael Maggiano Actress A character study about two smart, odd young women, a liver surgery and some embezzled toys.
Film (short) by Alessandro Zangirolami (Drama and Family) Actress Keith Marwick (Steven Annan) is a man struggling to maintain custody of his young son Darren (Kieran Boyle), a piece of him, his hope for the future, his lifeline to the outside world. Simultaneously the film tracks Keith's battle to remain in control of his own life, in his relationships with his ex-wife Rachel (Krista Boshinski) and his struggle to maintain control over Tourette's syndrome. Keith cannot express his own feelings. Or maybe he cannot stop expressing his own feelings. We are left to make up our own minds which one it is. What is clear is that Keith is a man battling systems larger than himself, his nervous system, the system of his thoughts, the court system. His body moves without his consent, his mind and mouth follow. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Actress
Underneath My Breath
Film (short) by Michael Hearn (Drama) Actress A young woman, Sarah, is involuntarily committed into a psychiatric ward after an accident. As she adjusts to this new and difficult setting, still unsure about what it is she needs help with, she befriends two other patients: Jake, a suicidal young man, and Lisa, an angry and headstrong teenager. All of them are struggling with different problems, but as they learn about each other they realize a sense of common lonesomeness. Not sure about her own emotions let alone those of the people around her, Sarah learns that she has to realize herself and handle her own problems before she can help others. Written by Anonymous