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Bea Barbeau-Scurla is a stand-up comedian, screenwriter and producer. She is a regular face on club lineups all over Sydney and Melbourne and has opened for amazing acts such as Wil Anderson and Geraldine Hickey. Her voice has been described as manic, unique and sharp. Darkly funny and disarmingly beautiful (her secret is she’s mixed race, which is very trendy now), Bea is absolutely one to watch!

Sydney Film Festival

Suburban Wildlife | Writer/Producer/Creator

Second Runner up Audience Award

Australian Writer's Guild

Expiry Date | Writer/Creator

Long-Listed for Audible/AWG 2020 Podcast competion

AACTA Awards

Suburban Wildlife | Writer/Producer/Creator

Longlisted for AACTA award Best Indie Film



Béatrice (Bea) Barbeau-Scurla is a writer, producer and comedian based in Melbourne, 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). 


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 North America on platforms such as Amazon and available on iTunes in Australia.


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. She was development producer for a comedic web series funded by Screen Australia Generate Development entitled CHEN PM 3010 created by and starring comedian and TV personality, Aaron Chen. As a writer, her fictional podcast, Expiry Date (co-written with Nina Oyama and Bec Shaw) was long-listed for the Australian Writers' Guild and Audible's 2020 On Air Podcast Writing Competition.

She has worked for production companies such as Princess Pictures, CJZ, Easy Tiger, BlinkTV, Roadshow Rough Diamond and Matchbox Pictures and was recently a contributing writer on ABC’s Question Everything with Wil Anderson. In 2023 she will be debuting her first ever one-woman comedy show “HOUSE” which was developed in conjunction with PACT’s Centre for Emerging Artists and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund, about the selling of her childhood home. She performed the show in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney this year.

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