Rebecca Halfon is a filmmaker & producer born and raised in 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. Stay tuned!
Prior to pursuing filmmaking, Rebecca held a variety of roles in the film, media, and political advocacy world. Download her resume here.
She is currently based in Brooklyn, developing two new shorts.