Rebecca Halfon is a writer, director, producer & editor from New York City.
Her debut short, Bodega, was completed in 2018. Both warm and real, the film gives a comical and human face to Muslim immigrants that defies stereotype, while offering a rare portrayal of teen girls as empowered, funny, and flawed.
The film was selected for the 2018 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for Excellence in Directing at the School of Visual Arts, and won second prize at the SVA Graduate Film Festival. It will have its world festival premiere in 2019.
Prior to pursuing filmmaking, Rebecca held a variety of roles in the film, media and political advocacy world. In 2015, she helped to found Hollywood United for a Healthy California, a coalition working to unite the entertainment industry against the fossil fuel industry in CA. She continues to be passionate about and engaged in the environmental justice movement. In addition to graduating from SVA’s Master’s in Directing program, she is a proud alumna of Barnard College.
She lives in Brooklyn.