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Rebecca Manley


Table Manners WINS at Going Green, LA, CA

Jul 28, 2015

laurel green production

#TableManners picked up the gong for #BestGreenProduction€™ at #GoingGreenFilmFestival LA, CA. The #puppets and #props were created from #recycledcardboard both lying around the director's studio and collected from the local grocery store. Ten trees were planted in Rebecca's name at the #TahoeNationalForest in recognition of her win. See the full film HERE.

Table Manners Selected for LSFF 2015 it’s first Bafta qualifier

Nov 9, 2014

Table Manners has recently become eligible for Bafta entry, having been selected to screen at the London Short Film Festival 2015. We are all really proud of the film and look forward to attending LSFF early next year. Next Saturday evening 15 Nov. It will be screening at Underwire festival as part of the Celluloid Sculptors screening programme. Come along, watch some great films and say hi!


Squirrel, Pig and Bear are off to meet Kermit the Frog!

Oct 7, 2014


I am so proud that Table Manners will be screening this October 25th and 26th in NYC as part of the Jim Henson Foundation/BAM Puppets on Film festival€™: an annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, special guests, and more€.

The programme includes a special screening of films including

The Dark Crystal – This one-night-only event celebrates Jim Henson and Frank Oz's cult classic. With special guests Brian, Wendy, and Toby Froud & J.M. Lee in person.

Return of the Jedi – Though a showcase for state-of-the-art special effects, the third Star Wars film uses puppetry to bring to life two of its most iconic characters: the sagacious Yoda and the voluminous villain Jabba the Hutt. With special guests Kirk Thatcher and Wendy Froud in person.


I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story –€“ This soul-stirring documentary delves into the life and art of Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who, for over 40 years, has been beloved by television audiences as Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. With Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, and Caroll Spinney in person

What a great line up!

Illustrations for Centrepoint cinema spot. Production company – Fred & Eric, agency – Impact BBDO

Aug 26, 2014

Last month I worked with production company Fred & Eric as illustrator on a 15 second cinema spot for retailer Centrepoint. The agency was Impact BBDO. Here are some of my favourite designs:


School Bus




Band Leader, Teacher, Kids


Marching Band

Best Director Nomination – Underwire 2014

Aug 20, 2014

I am thrilled to announce that I have been nominated in the Best Director category at this year's Underwire festival for my short film Table Manners.