Rebecca was born the eldest of two daughters in San Jose, California. With her mother being an elementary school teacher who specialized in Children’s Musical Theater and a father who was a Preacher’s Kid raised with singing in the boy’s choir, it was natural that Rebecca’s interest in the Arts flourished. She started performing at the tender age of 5 and soon found herself falling in love with all forms of performing including choir, musical theater and performance groups. Her mother started songwriting during the 80’s and Rebecca followed suite with writing poetry, songs and instrumentals as a teenager in High School.
After becoming a wife and mother at age 22, she decided to put her interests in the Performing Arts aside in order to focus on being an administrative professional. All the while still using her passion as a form of expression, reflection and self-therapy during the tough times in her life. In November of 2008, as a result of keeping up with her writing, she self-published her first book of poetry “The Genesis Journey – A Creative Collection”.
In 2006, Rebecca started “video blogging” on YouTube to capture yet another journey of her life through the Gastric Bypass surgery (original channel taken down). She also started her very first musical podcast called “Sunday Morning Meditations” in order to express her love for beautiful music, positive thoughts, poetry and scripture.
In 2010, Rebecca helped produced two short films, “Are You My Girlfriend” and “Thugs Need Hugs”, with E+ Productions while working as a Job Coach for adults with Developmental Disabilities. She was also Creative Director and Audio Production Teacher for their very first podcast.
From 2010 to 2011, Rebecca worked with Live Media Entertainment, a film production company that was once based in Auburn, California. There she was an intern Casting Director and Production Coordinator for “Dark Truths” (never released). She also assisted with minor jobs including development of two other films.
After her husband became diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, she came home for a time to care for him before his passing in September 2016. During this time she Wrote/Directed “A Bit of Forever: A Short Film of Hope“ that was an official selection 2013 Life Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. She was Director/Editor of the music video ”Vulnerable“ was an featured in the 2013 Sacramento Film & Music Festival. She is the Writer/Director/Editor for ”#DONE“ an official selection at the 2015 Emerging Filmmakers Showcase in Auburn, CA.
In 2014, Rebecca returned to school full time and graduated in 2016/2017 with a dual AA degree in Applied Art & Design - Multimedia Communications and Communication Studies: Multimedia/Graphic Design from Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. She has returned to her first love of theater and has done a few shows through Stand Out Talent in Roseville, CA.
Recently, she wrote a children’s story called The Mighty Oak she hopes to have published. She just completed directing See You When for the Place Called Sacramento Film Festival that will premiere on October 7th. She is an Instructional Assistant with the Radio, TV and Film Production department at Cosumnes River College as well as Creative Director of Watson Digital Media.
Name: Rebecca Withey
Lives in: Antelope, California
Company: Watson Digital Media
Occupation: Actor, Casting Director, Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Artist, Photographer (Still), Singer and Voice Actor
Unique traits: Singing, songwriting, writing, acting, directing, producing, editing, voice over artist
See You When
Drama by Watson Digital Media/Rebecca Withey Director Two people. One home. Zero future? An official selection of A Place Called Sacramento film festival.
Film (short) by Rebecca Withey Studios Writer/Director/Producer
A Bit of Forever
Film (short) by Crimson Thread Media/Rebecca Withey Studios Writer/Director/Producer
Drama by Live Media Entertainment Casting Director/Production Coordinator/Actor
Thugs Need Hugs
Film (short) by E+ Productions Producer
Are You My Girlfriend?
Film (short) by E+ Productions Producer/Art Director
Lights Film School