Rebecca Johnson

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Rebecca Johnson is a London-based writer/director. After graduating with a Fine Art degree, she became interested in community filmmaking, which she pursued for more than a decade with young people in her local Brixton neighbourhood. This produced numerous short films, including 2009's multi-award winning TOP GIRL, which played at more than thirty festivals including Berlin, Los Angeles, Rotterdam and Clermont Ferrand. 

Her debut feature HONEYTRAP premiered at the London Film Festival 2014, where she was nominated for the Best British Newcomer Award. It was released in the UK to widespread critical acclaim, including four-star reviews in The Guardian and Total Film. 

HONEYTRAP had its US premiere at SXSW in 2015, where Rebecca secured US representation, and went on to screen at other festivals including Montreal and Urban World in New York. The film secured US distribution with Ava DuVernay’s Array and remains on Netflix. It has an 86% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rebecca continues to develop her own TV and film projects whilst directing episodic TV in both the UK and the US. 

Rebecca was a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2009 and was mentored by Paul Greengrass under the Guiding Lights scheme. In 2016, she was named as one of Hollywood's top 30 rising female directors on the Alice Initiative list. She was selected for BAFTA's Elevate Programme in 2017

 

 

Television

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THE PACT

2020

Little Door Productions/BBC Cymru Wales

Director. Episodes 4, 5 & 6.

MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM

2019

Gary Sanchez Productions / Freeform / ABC Spark

Director. Episode 6.

THE FLASH

2018

Berlanti Productions / DC Entertainment / Warner Brothers Television

Director

THE ROOK

2018

Carpool Ent / Lionsgate / Starz

Director. Episiode 7.

IMPULSE

2017

NBCUniversal / YouTube Red

Director

THE MAGICIANS 3

2017

Groundswell Productions / Sy Fy

Director

CALL THE MIDWIFE 7

2017

Neal Street Productions / BBC

Director
Episodes 4 & 5

THE MAGICIANS 2

2017

Groundswell Productions / Syfy

Director

SUPERGIRL

2016

Berlanti Productions / CBS

Director

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

HONEYTRAP

2015

Bright Pictures

Writer / Director.
Nominated for Best British Newcomer: BFI London Film Festival Awards 2014
Nominated for SXSW Gamechanger Award: SXSW Film Festival 2015
Nominated for Outstanding Foreign Film: Black Reel Awards 2016

Short Films

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ELECTRIC

2010

Fierce Productions

Writer / Director

TOP GIRL

2009

Fierce Productions

Writer / Director
Winner of Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography: BFI Black Filmmakers Festival
Winner of Black Talent Award: Supershorts
Jury Special mention: Birds Eye View Festival

SW9GGA LIKE US

2009

Fierce Productions

Writer / Director

HOME TURF

2008

Fierce Productions

Writer / Director

BALLING FOR BRIXTON

2005

Fierce Productions

Writer / Director

THAT SINKING FEELING

2001

Brockwell City Pictures

Writer / Director
Winner of Best Story: Reus Film Festival.
Nominated for Kodak Award, 2001