Film. Family. Fabulous.
Combined with lifestyle and a supportive environment, Tasmania is home to an array of artists enjoying family life while pursuing their art.
The state is known for its culture and arts community, particularly with MONA championing Tasmania’s cultural merit to the world. But there is so much more brewing away to see and experience.
The combination of creative minds and Tasmania’s supportive and connected arts community, drive an array of exciting and surprising pieces and productions. Delving into this world provides a source of both unique entertainment for audiences and opportunities for creators.
Rebecca Thomson – writer, director, producer and mother of three – is an adventurous filmmaker, creating her work from a Tasmanian base.
Rebecca’s work to date includes eight short films, which have been screened at over 60 film festivals in Tasmania, across Australia and internationally. She is also co-founder of the Stranger With My Face International Film Festival held each year in Tasmania, heads up the Tasmanian Charter of the Australian Directors Guild, and is actively engaged with her community and local school, which two of her three children attend.
Rebecca’s film achievements and accolades include:
- selection to participate in the Screen Australia funded Raw Nerve Program in 2010, supporting Tasmanian filmmakers to create their first short film;
- receiving support and development through Screen Tasmania’s Silver Screen Fund in 2011, in recognition of her potential as a dynamic and upcoming filmmaker;
- winning the Holding Redlich Pitch Competition after pitching her idea for a musical feature film to over 700 professional screen producers at the Screen Producers Association Australia in 2012; and
- directing the acclaimed short film The Jelly Wrestler, which screened at 15 festivals around the world between 2013 and 2015, including being selected as one of seven short films screened at the Etheria Film Night in Los Angeles in 2014.
Rebecca’s current projects include being part of an all-female team writing and directing a horror anthology feature film that is currently in development with Unicorn Films and Maggie Miles. She has also been selected as a participant in the Screen Tasmania/Screen Australia funded Pitch Plot Produce Lab in which teams develop a low budget feature film.