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Rebecca Eskreis

Rebecca Eskreis is a director, writer and producer whose work has screened at numerous international festivals, including SXSW, TIFF, deadCenter, Savannah, Munich, Stockholm and Woodstock. Her directorial debut project, WHAT BREAKS THE ICE (Goldcrest Films), received the Sandra Adair/Empowering a Billion Women Grant for promising female filmmakers from the Austin Film Society, and was selected for the Austin Film Society’s Artist Intensive, hosted by Richard Linklater. WHAT BREAKS THE ICE stars Sofia Hublitz and Madelyn Cline, and was released theatrically across the U.S. in October 2021. It is now available on Showtime and other streaming platforms. She is currently in post-production on her next film as director, CLEARMIND. Mentored by the late Jonathan Demme, Eskreis previously worked as a producer at his company, Clinica Estetico, following stints at 72 Productions, Red Hour Films and Di Novi Pictures, where she was the creative executive. Eskreis began her career as a reporter and producer/director for’s Video Network. She holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Barnard College at Columbia University, an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is a proud member of New York Women in Film and Television and Film Fatales. She is also an Assistant Professor and Head of the Producing program at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College.

My areas of expertise:

- Production and set operations
- Positions on set and basic responsibilities therein
- Production Design
- Story development and screenwriting
- Indie Producing and low budget filmmaking
- Working in the Hollywood studio system
- Launching a directing career
- Working with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
- Building ones professional network
- Living in Los Angeles, New York and Austin - three major film hubs in the US