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Bernie and Rebecca

Directed by Melissa Kent

Short Narrative
United States | 15 min | 2015

Bernie and Rebecca’s first date is about to end but somehow a connection is made. Over a glass of wine, they imagine a life of dating, marriage, children, parenthood, infidelity and divorce. It’s an imperfect life that may turn out to be perfect.

Bernie and Rebecca - Melissa KentMelissa Kent
Director, Producer

Melissa Kent is a film editor who is embarking on her career as a director. She has always strived to work in a variety of genres and her sensitivity to performance and strong talent for storytelling has prepared her well. Editing credits include THE AGE OF ADALINE, THE VOW, JUST WRIGHT, SOMETHING NEW, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2, and FOUR CHRISTMASES.

Early work includes Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and a co-editing credit on Francis Ford Coppola’s THE RAINMAKER.

Melissa’s television credits include Kenny Leon’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Showtime’s AN AMERICAN CRIME starring Catherine Keener, THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE starring Helen Mirren, and THE REAGANS for which she was nominated for the ACE Eddie Award.

As a director, Melissa draws upon her years of experience collaborating with some of Hollywood’s most talented filmmakers, and her studies with directing coach Judith Weston. BERNIE AND REBECCA is her directorial debut.

Bernie and Rebecca - Poster

Film Information

Director: Melissa Kent
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min
Rated: PG13


Producers: Melissa Kent, Mary Pat Bentel
Line Producer: Kelsi Reel Johnson
Cinematographer/DP:  Nicole Hirsch Whitaker
Special Effects: 
Brian Jeremiah Smith
Production Design: Randy Kizer

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