As an acting coach and workshop facilitator for film training, Rebecca has worked with thousands of writers, directors, and actors. Rebecca works as an on-set acting coach for film and television, including work on the television series Guinea Pig and The Sharing Circle and the soon-to-be-released feature film Make it Happen. Rebecca has guest lectured at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Youth Drama Festival, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Freeze Frame International Film Festival, Actors Training Center of Manitoba, Film Training Manitoba, and in several elementary, junior high and high schools. She originated the acting program at Winnipeg Film Group and helped develop the provincially accredited program of the Academy of Acting (a division of the Academy of Broadcasting Corporation), where she currently serves as Artistic Director.
Having started in the theatre, Rebecca has acted extensively in film and television, including commercials and voice work. Her credits include The Harp: Carol Shields Stories, The Winning Season, Killer Instinct, Behind the Camera: Three’s Company, Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story, The Many Trials of One Jane Doe, Hell on Heels: The Battle for Mary Kay, Category 6: Day of Destruction, Vinegar Hill, and A Bear Named Winnie. For her work on Except the Dying: The Murdoch Mysteries, Rebecca was recently awarded a Blizzard for Best Supporting Actress. Her favorite role is “Elizabeth”, on the award-winning preschool series Tipi Tales – a show for which she also writes.
Additionally, Rebecca works extensively behind-the-scenes, most notably as a former casting director for television series, commercials, feature films, independent shorts, and television movies. Her work also includes production management for commercials and the award-winning film Heater, writing and story editing for television and film, and documentary work.
A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and the New York Film Academy, Rebecca’s film training includes the NSI Writer’s Roundtable with Al Magee, SIFT’s Documentary Production course (where she won an award for Best Pitch), and a CFTPA International Internship, which included work/study in Los Angeles, and the Commercial Theatre Institute in New York City.