Rebecca is a writer and director specializing in history and social issue documentaries and dramatic film. In 2018 she won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Program.
She has written and directed three feature-length documentaries: 'Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust' (nominated for Rockie and Real Screen Awards in 2020), 'Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation' about menstrual equity and period poverty (Alliance of Women Film Journalists Special Jury Award winner), and the true-crime documentary 'Surviving The Block' about Moka Dawkins, a racialized transgender sex worker in Toronto.
Born and raised in London England, Rebecca's early career was spent working at the BBC in the documentary Arts and History units. She moved to Toronto in 2010. Her North American broadcast writing/directing credits include NBC’s Emmy-nominated series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' CBC’s 'Nature of Things', and for History Channel; 'Museum Secrets', 'Perfect Storms', 'Mummies Alive', and 'Real Vikings.
Rebecca is currently in post-production on her first dramatic feature film 'The Boy In The Woods' based on the best-selling memoir by Holocaust survivor Maxwell Smart.http://www.rebeccasnow.ca