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BIO

Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla

Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla is a writer, producer and comedian based in Sydney, Australia. She has been making films since 2009 at the age of thirteen. Graduating from a Bachelor of Screen Arts at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2017, Béatrice has produced a number of short films including Witch Hunties (Directed by Michail Mathioudakis), Drago: After Rocky and Gronks (Directed by Alexei Toliopoulos). 


Béatrice’s first feature film, Suburban Wildlife won second runner up audience award at Sydney Film Festival 2019 and is in consideration for an AACTA award. It was shot in the Summer of 2016/17 and the film successfully crowdfunded 4,000 AUD. Suburban Wildlife has screened in California, Italy, London and Sydney and has garnered critical acclaim. Béatrice and her co-writer and associate producer, Imogen McCluskey (also director of the film) received CreateNSW festival funding which allowed them to fly over to California for their world premiere at Cinequest film and Creativity Festival.


In 2019 Béatrice will graduate from the Masters of Screenwriting at AFTRS with an exciting slate of screenwriting projects ready for production.

 

FILMMAKING CV

Filmmaking Projects

Here are some highlights of my filmmaking history.
An extensive list of filmography available on request.

 

CHEN PM 3010

January 2018 - Present
Webseries
Comedy

In the year 3010, when no one wants to be Prime Minister of Australia, a lottery is drawn and Aaron Chen must rise to the occasion and deal with the responsibly of running the country.

Created by Aaron Chen

Directed by Alexei Toliopoulos

Producer + Storyliner + Additional Writer: Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla

January 2016 - Present
Feature Film
Drama

 Following their recent graduation, four friends distract themselves from the looming responsibilities of adulthood. But as the boundaries between real and surreal blur, they are faced with decisions that will define the rest of their lives.

Directed by Imogen McCluskey

Co-Writer and Associate Producer: Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla

GRONKS

2017
Short Film
Comedy

In prehistoric times, an exiled human woman and a trio of goofy Neanderthals set out on a quest to bring fire to the night-fearing Gronks and earn their place in the tribe.

Directed by Alexei Toliopoulos

Produced by Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla

WITCH HUNTIES

2017
Short Film
Comedy/Drama

When three broke drag queens use witchcraft to rob a bookshop for rent money, they soon find out that crime does pay, in more ways than one.

Directed by Michail Mathioudakis

Produced by Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla

DRAGO: AFTER ROCKY

2017
Short Documentary
Comedy

After the discovery of an unauthorized spin-off novella from the ROCKY film franchise, a comedian and cinephile pulls at the thread of inconsistencies in the mythology of its author to unravel the mystery of their identity.

Directed by Alexei Toliopoulos

Produced by Béatrice Barbeau-Scurla