About

Rebecca's driving passion is to facilitate stories, share these with an audience in a creative way, and get people thinking. She is a storyteller and an adventurer at heart, with a deep desire to share new perspectives and observations about our world. Through the power of story telling she has made significant social impact.

Since graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2003, Rebecca has filmed in some of the most places dangerous places on earth including Afghanistan, survived a Tsunami, collaborated with rock bands, hung out with the circus and tribes in Papua New Guinea and along the way recorded and witnessed incredible stories of resilience and humanity. She is a convert to the old saying that ... "the truth is stranger than fiction".

She has collaborated with all of the major Australian broadcasters over the spectrum of drama and documentary. Highlights of her work as a director or producer include: Footy Chicks (SBS), Inspiring Teachers (SBS), Home and Away (Drama - Channel 7), The Surgeon (Drama - Channel 10), You Am I - The Cream and The Crock (DVD release), Beats Across Borders (ABC), The Space In Between, The McDonagh Sisters (SBS), A Modern Marriage (SBS), Overture (ABC).

Her first feature film I am a Girl - a feature documentary was launched in the cinemas in 2013 to sell out sessions. The film was then picked up by Palace Cinemas to go national. A critically acclaimed, brave and beautifully crafted film, I am a Girl continues to resonate with audiences both in Australia and around the world.

I am a Girl is was nominated for 4 AACTA Awards including Best Direction in a Documentary and also nominated for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature at the Australian Directors Guild Award. She produced the ratings success The Surgery Ship for SBS which went onto become an 8 part series for National Geographic.

Rebecca co-founded Media Stockade (www.mediastockade.com) in 2012 with fellow producer Madeleine Hetherton. Together they have made multiple feature documentaries including The Opposition (IDFA, Hot Docs, SFF), Call Me Dad (ABC) and China Love (ABC & Theatrical release) and documentary series. Social impact story telling is their remit and it is in this space that she is continuing her work through Media Stockade.  

Rebecca Barry