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Rebecca Manley


Photo: Rebecca Manley

Already an experienced animation director, Rebecca's debut live action drama 'Of Thread and Almonds' won Best Drama at Bristol Independent Film Festival 2020 as well as both the Heart Award and the Audience Award for Favourite Short film at Cambria Film Festival California 2021. The film was also long listed for the 2020 Best Short Film BAFTA and screened at BAFTA and Academy Award qualifying festivals Hollyshorts, Short Shorts and Asia, Foyle and Cambridge amongst others.

Her narratives often tackle love and interpersonal relationships in a surprising or unexpected way.

Her previous shorts have picked up various awards over the years including a Vimeo Staff Pick, Best Animated Short Film at Kino Fest and the DepicT! Audience Award at Encounters. In 2017 she directed actor Ewan McGregor's voice performance for her short film ‘Now You See It’, an artistic piece about environmental damage. Last year Rebecca was named one of Rianne Pictures '44 Women and Non-Binary Film Directors we loved in 2020'.

Alongside her shorts, Rebecca has helmed and designed multiple commercial spots for some of the world’s top brands including Starbucks, Hersheys, Google, P&G, Sony, Kraft, and FIFA.

Her Director's rep. is Aardman in the UK.