Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla is a writer, producer, comedian and podcaster based in Sydney, Australia. Her debut feature film, Suburban Wildlife won second runner up audience award at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival and was long-listed for an AACTA Award. As a comedian Béatrice has performed all over Sydney and Melbourne and has opened for fantastic acts such as Geraldine Hickey (The Gala) and Wil Anderson (Gruen Transfer). She was also the co-host of the podcast, Were You Hot in High School?
Graduating from a Bachelor of Screen Arts in 2017, and a Masters of Screenwriting in 2019 at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Béatrice has produced and written a number of short films. In 2016 Béatrice and her classmate Imogen McCluskey co-wrote the feature film, Suburban Wildlife which then successfully crowdfunded 4,000 AUD and went into production. The film has screened in California, Italy, London and Sydney and has garnered critical acclaim. Béatrice and Imogen received CreateNSW festival funding which allowed them to fly over to California for their world premiere at Cinequest film and Creativity Festival. The film is now available to rent or buy in the United States and Canada on platforms such as Amazon and available on iTunes in Australia
During her final year of her Masters, Béatrice developed a feature film and television series. In her spare time during her Masters she also was development producer for comedic web series funded by Screen Australia Generate Development entitled CHEN PM 3010 created by and starring comedian and TV personality, Aaron Chen. She is currently working on a fictional podcast, Expiry Date which was long-listed for the Australian Writers' Guild and Audible's 2020 On Air Podcast Writing Competition.
What I'm Currently Working On
As I am currently working full time the main side project is working on my standup. These last few years have been a bit crazy for live entertainment and I'm ready to hit the ground running. In 2022 I'll be performing alongside one of my favourite comedians, Fiona Cox at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
CREATING A COMMUNITY
Creating a stand up comedy community connecting audience and acts every Monday night at Mosh Pit in Newtown. I wanted to create an inclusive space that's fun for everyone involved and I believe that we've done that. Come to a show sometime and see for yourself.