A graduate of UCD and King’s Inns, Rebecca worked in a freelance capacity for a number of years in the Irish film industry before taking up the position of manager of Film Makers Ireland for two years. From there, she moved to the Irish Film Board to work in development. Rebecca’s role in the Board as Development Manager encompassed selecting and managing the Board’s vast development slate including shorts, animation, television and film.
In 2004 she left the Board and established Rubicon Films. The company partnered with Treasure Entertainment, of which she is also now a director. In 2004 she produced the RTÉ/Film Base-funded short Right Now Ladies and Gents. In 2006, she produced a 4 x 1 hour TV series for TG4 called The Running Mate. In 2008 the series won the IFTA for Best Drama Serial.
Rebecca executive produced The Eclipse for Treasure Entertainment in 2008, a feature film written and directed by Conor McPherson. The film opened at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the award for Best Actor for Ciaran Hinds performance. The film was picked up by Magnolia Films for a theatrical release in North America. In 2010 it won the IFTA for Best Feature Film.
In 2009, Rebecca produced the feature film My Brothers which also premiered in Tribeca in 2010. In the same year she produced Your Bad Self, a six-part TV sketch show for RTE. In 2011 it won the IFTA for Best Entertainment programme.
In 2011 Rebecca was Executive Producer on the BAFTA nominated feature film Good Vibrations, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn.
The Stag, directed by John Butler, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013 and closed the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2014. It was picked up by Metro International and has had theatrical release in Ireland, UK, Europe, North America and Australia.
In 2013/2014 she produced writer/director Vivienne’s DeCourcy’s first feature, Dare to Be Wild, which as been picked up by Radiant Films. She was also Executive Producer on Ivan Kavanagh’s horror The Canal, which premiered at Tribeca.
In 2014 she produced Paddy Breathnach’s Viva, which was written by Mark O’Halloran and premiered this summer at Telluride Film Festival. Viva also screened at Busan, Havana, Sundance and closed the Dublin International Film Festival and was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Oscar.
In 2015 Rebecca produced John Butler’s second feature film Handsome Devil and stars Andrew Scott, up and coming talents Fionn O’Shea and Nick Galitzine, Michael McElhatton, Moe Dunford, Amy Huberman and Hugh O’Conor. The film premiered in Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016 and in 2018 was nominated was 5 IFTAs, including for Best Feature Film.
In 2016 she produced comedy heist feature film The Flag featuring Pat Shortt which was released in October nationwide.
In 2017 she produced Hugh O’Conor’s debut feature film, Metal Heart, starring Jordanne Jones and Leah McNamara. The film is currently in post-production.
She is currently working on John Butler’s third feature film, Papi Chulo (post-