Rebecca Leigh is a dialogue-loving screenwriter with years of experience in the film industry. Her writing has been described as “entirely fresh”, “compelling and real”, and “it’s not Sorkin, but it’ll do I guess.”

 

Rebecca has written numerous features, shorts, and episodics in many different genres. Her specialities are character and dialogue, with her banter called “incredible” by a reader at the Austin Film Festival. Her scripts, both produced and unproduced, have done well in multiple competitions. Some of her recent awards include Semifinalist (feature screenplay) in the Screencraft Comedy Festival, Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay Winner at the Austin Comedy Film Festival, and Best Short Romantic Comedy Screenplay Finalist at the Houston Comedy Film Festival. She really really wishes she’d written What We Do in the Shadows, but didn’t. 

 

She currently lives with her bearded husband, two ancient cats, and a dog who rather alarmingly resembles a werewolf. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, eating Taco Bell, and being like, really into Shakespeare. “Never Give Up, Never Surrender!”

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*Scored an 8 (top 5% score) on The Blacklist

*Semifinalist Screencraft Comedy Festival

*Semifinalist TMFF

*Semifinalist Toronto Metropolitan International Screenwriting Competition

*Portland Comedy Film Festival Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay Award Winner

*Official Winner (Short Screenplay) White Crown Film Festival

*Austin After Dark Film Festival Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay Award Winner

*Official Selection Houston Comedy Film Festival (Feature Screenplay) 

*Austin Comedy Film Festival Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay Award Winner

*Houston Comedy Film Festival Short Romantic Comedy Screenplay Finalist

*Scare The Sheet Out Of Us Best Short Horror Screenplay Finalist

*Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards Semi-Finalist

*LIMFF Finalist Best Original Screenplay

*LIMFF Special Mention Best Original Screenplay

*Finalist Lit Scares International Horror Festival, Best Short Screenplay

*Official Selection Culver City Film Festival (Feature Screenplay) x2

*AIMAFF Finalist Best Original Script x2

*AIMAFF Special Mention Best Original Script

*Future of Film Awards Honorable Mention (Feature Screenplay)

*Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition Second Rounder x3