SCREENWRITER / DIRECTORRebecca Ciallella is a BAFTA award winning Writer/Director who works in drama and documentary.
Rebecca has directed multiple award winning prime-time documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC in the UK and SBS in Australia. She won a BAFTA for the documentary series Death (Channel 4), the Prestige Award for Best Documentary, Los Angeles for Ned's Head (SBS) and the Royal Television Society Award for Best Television Documentary series for The Convent (BBC2).
Rebecca is also a talented drama director and writer. Rebecca worked at Castle Rock Entertainment as a director's mentor with both Kenneth Branagh and Oliver Parker, working on films including Othello, In the Bleak Midwinter, Hamlet and Surviving Picasso. Rebecca also worked for many years as a reader for Shaun Cassidy (Roar, Blue Bloods, Cold Case).
Her short drama 11:30 won the SBS People's Choice Award at the St Kilda Film Festival for Best Short Film, it was also broadcast on SBS.
Rebecca studied film at the prestigious University of Southern California Film School (USC) in Los Angeles where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was also awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Post Grad Scholarship to attend.
Rebecca has recently pitched a series to HBO and AMC and is developing a slate of television and film projects in both Australia and the US.