About

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Rebecca graduated from Swinburne Film and Television School in 1993 with her first accomplished short film Proboscis shot by the award winning Iranian cinematographer Firouz Malekzadeh.

She went on to make Queeny and Deep both inspired by her fascination in the Melbourne-centric 70's suburban youth culture 'Sharpies' which she observed growing up in Carrum Victoria. (see Productions - Sharpies)

Rebecca's first fully funded production was the documentary Save Our Sons (SOS) produced by Elisa Argenzio and pre-sold to SBS in 1997. SOS is about the women of the Save Our Sons movement, leaders in the anti-conscription, anti-war movement of the 1960's in Melbourne, Victoria. Her mother Jean McLean was the instigator and convener of SOS Victoria (see Productions - Family).

She went on to work in television on programs such as George Negus Tonight (ABCTV), Missing Persons Unit (CH9), Bread TV (Ch10).

In 2006 she moved to Central Australia to manage a remote Aboriginal media organisation PY Media (Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) and fell in love with the desert and its communities. From Media Manager she moved to the role of Series Producer for CAAMA Productions and set up their multi program unit for their NITV content including Black Chat, Grounded, Billboard and Pmarra Country.

Stemming from her early involvement in Community Radio in Victoria working alongside many Aboriginal broadcasters, over 30 years later Rebecca joined forces again with Bob Nicholls and John Harding auspiced by Open Channel to create the successful Yarnin project, an award winning media training and recording program with a multi-platform output.

Yarnin is a regional mobile training program working with Aboriginal communities throughout Victoria. The aim of Yarnin is to bring elders and young people together to record Aboriginal Elders stories focusing on land, community, culture and Land Rights whilst training a new generation of Aboriginal filmmakers.

In 2015 Rebecca travelled back to the Territory to pursue more adventures and film projects and worked as a Ministerial Media Advisor for 7 months and Project Manager for the Northern Territory Infrastructure Development Fund (NTIDF) while she pursued other film projects.

Rebecca has also collaborated with many artists including Tracey Moffatt, Lawrence Johnston, David Bridie, Anne Cabrie, Nahji Chu, Clinton Nain, Destiny Deacon, Virgina Fraser, Rupert Betheras, Jeff Raglus, Eva Orner, Sarah Barton and many many more...