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Rebecca McNamee
2023 MFA Directing Rebecca McNamee

About Rebecca

Rebecca is a writer/director who can cross genres from drama to comedy whilst continuing to elicit authentic performance and emotionally affecting story. Her work challenges perceptions of women and their roles within societal constructs.
Working across the mediums of stage and screen, she has experience in both Australia and the US. Her award-winning short films have screened in festivals globally including in LA, New York, Toronto and Sydney. She is creator of the dramedy television series Kissing Doorknobs, based on the novel by Terry Spencer Hesser, and is a development writer on the comedy series Winning for Fear of God Films/Neon Jane Productions. She is currently adapting Dymphna Cusack’s classic Australian play Morning Sacrifice for screen.
Rebecca has trained at the iconic comedy theatre, The Second City, in Chicago USA, as well as at Chicago Filmmakers and AFTRS. She is NIDA’s 2023 recipient of the Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron Scholarship for MFA (Directing).