Rebecca Ann Bentley is an Australian director, writer, actor, producer & editor 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 brother in a play. The idea of creating something excited her. After that, she decided to try acting and ended up playing an ensemble role in West Side Story, the very same year. Soon after, she was hooked to the thrill sharing stories gave her. She started training at acting schools in Australia, Canada and the United States and worked on numerous projects including short films, feature films, commercials & web series.
Rebecca wanted to learn the other side of the camera, so she started taking on behind the scenes roles such as script supervisor, casting director and first assistant director on independent short films & web series. This experience led her to feel even more inspired and in love with the industry. As a strong believer in creating your own opportunities, it also led to her to write, direct, produce & edit her own projects, which she feels most at home doing.
Rebecca's short films, Forever, and Letting Go, are currently touring through festivals and either being official selections, semi-finalist, finalist or winning at them.
Rebecca is also currently in pre-production of a independent feature film she wrote which she is directing, co-producing and starring in about violence against men, which is also the first film her production company is behind.
This is a film and topic she is very passionate about and is looking forward to creating the awareness about the topic while also breaking down the stigma surrounding it and mental health with men.
In March 2019, Rebecca moved back to Melbourne, Australia after spending over a year in Vancouver, Canada. With a main focus on writing, directing and producing, she is more excited and ready than ever to jump back into the Australian film industry, while also keeping opportunities open in both the Canada and America.