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 has opened for fantastic acts such as Geraldine Hickey (The Gala) and Wil Anderson (Gruen Transfer). She is also the co-host of the podcast, Were You Hot in High School? which is quickly gaining a large following.
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 iTunes and Amazon.
In her final year of her Masters, Béatrice developed 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 fictional podcast, Expiry Date and has an exciting slate of screenwriting projects ready for production.