Director BIO: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord (DOMESTICITY)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord is a British theatre and film director and writer.

She trained as a theatre director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 2008 she founded Arch 468, a theatre production and development hub in South London and was appointed co-artistic director at Ovalhouse in London in 2010.

In 2012 she was nominated for the Off-West End Award for Best Director for her production of “Cuddles” by Joseph Wilde at Ovalhouse. The production subsequently toured the UK before transferring to 59E59 Theatres in Manhattan in 2015 where it was awarded a New York Times Critic’s Pick and named as one of the best theatre shows of 2015 by both the New York Times and the New York Post. In May 2016 Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films announced that she had optioned the rights to “Cuddles” and that Wilde would be adapting the play for screen.

Since February 2015, she has been a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper’s online arts and culture blog and has written extensively for both the Guardian and The Stage newspapers.

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By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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