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ORANGE DAISY PROJECT

Founder, Producer, Writer, Director, Mentor, Workbook Author

REBECCA GIBSON

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Rebecca Gibson was recently honoured as one of CAMH's DifferenceMakers for her advocacy in mental health. Rebecca is an award-winning actor, producer, and writer, a director. Having started as an actor in the theatre, Rebecca moved to film and television, though she continues to work in the theatre including her award-winning script The Naked Woman, and productions of The Normal Heart (producer), Rent (producer/director), and Sweeney Todd (producer/director). Rebecca won a Blizzard Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Murdoch Mysteries: Except the Dying, the film that launched the long-running series. Most recently Rebecca won an ACTRA award for her co-starring role on The Pinkertons, currently on Netflix. She plays Wendy Ross in the upcoming CBC series Burden of Truth, opposite Sara Thompson - one of the Orange Daisy Project documentary subjects who is living her dream and starring in the show.

 

She first worked with Lisa Meeches through her company Eagle Vision as a writer/lead actor on the award-winning series Tipi Tales (Parent’s Choice Gold Medal Awards; Blizzard for Best Children or Youth Series), which ran for three seasons and brought Indigenous spiritual teachings to children around the world. She has several projects in development with Eagle Vision as a writer, including the feature film Skinner (for which Rebecca was invited to attend the prestigious eQuinoxe summit in Austria), and Vulnerable Persons (with Kyle Nobess, star of Mohawk Girls, which Rebecca will also direct). Rebecca also collaborated with Eagle Vision on their film Sea Legs (director), which was an Official Selection of the Gimli Film Festival and the National Screen Institute Online Film Festival. Together Rebecca and Eagle Vision recently released their award-winning short Hard Way Girl, which had its world premiere in Russia and its North American premiere in Los Angeles, and prestigious festivals around the world. Rebecca is a co-creator, head writer, and creative producer on Eagle Vision’s Taken for CBC/APTN (and an award-winning episode writer and director) - and is currently nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards and two Beyond Borders Media Awards) , and is an associate producer and actor in Eagle Vision's feature film Lovesick.

 

Rebecca co-wrote and produced the feature film H&G, which premiered at VIFF, and was an Official Selection of the LA Femme Film Fest, the Canadian Film Fest in Toronto, the Women’s International Film Festival in Miami), and the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Canadian Feature at the Female Eye Film Festival, and won several awards. Rebecca wrote, directed, and produced the digital doc series Child First, which premiered at the Understanding the Disability Trajectory of First Nations Families of Children with Disabilities National Summit. Rebecca produced and starred in the film Q&A, which had its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, was Best of Fest at the Muskoka Film Festival and recently Winner of the Gold Remi for Best Original Comedy Short at Worldfest Houston. Rebecca wrote, directed, and produced the documentary Daphne Korol: The Drama Queen of Winnipeg which recently earned her a Windy Award nomination for directing. Rebecca's award-winning script for her feature film Jane Garbage, was developed with the support of Super Channel and Rogers. Rebecca was invited to participate with Jane Garbage in the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair SIM 2.0 in Vancouver and Whistler, and the Banff Centre Aspects of Camera and Post programs.

 

Rebecca is a devoted mentor to emerging filmmakers, and has supported and continues to support people of all ages in their passion for the arts.