Rebecca Carpenter, also known as Beck, is a Storyteller, Visual Artist and Educator. In addition to being a Clio and Golden Telly winning short form director, Carpenter’s long form work has been critically acclaimed in national and international screenings.
A design thinker, she’s used her formal training as a visual artist, filmmaker & educator to spearhead science and tech-based campaigns for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Title I schools. Additional development, production and creative credits include Warner Bros Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Austin City Limits, Farm Aid, A & E Biography, and Glencoe Publishing.
In addition to her film work, she shares her expertise through public speaking and educational leadership, ranging from kindergarten classrooms to graduate schools. Her visual art is in private collections on three continents and has exhibited at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA, and the LA Art Show.
She is a mom in addition to being a multi-sport, multigenerational athlete. She holds advanced degrees from USC and the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on developmental and organizational psychology and film production respectively, and has also studied Design Thinking through MIT’s Sloan School.
Every human possesses great potential to develop their talents and to contribute to their community. Art, music, science, storytelling, and movement are vitally important to learning about ourselves, about teamwork, and creating meaningful relationships. My art and educational work celebrates human potential and precious human connections whether I’m supporting the growth of artists and storytellers, exploring our shared history of gender, or creating my own art.
Meeting with communities to share and exchange information enlivens and strengthens connections.
K-6 STEAM EDUCATION
Using a hands-on approach, I support young learners in finding new ways to explore and express their ideas using science, technology, arts, architecture and math.
Women have a unique history that requires a more nuanced understanding in order for all of us to continue to learn and manifest our unique talents.
Brain Health Conference Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2019
Friends of the Semel Institute Screening Series, UCLA, 2018
Powering Precision Health Summit, Boston, 2017
Pan American Film Festival, Houston, TX
Memphis International Film Festival, Memphis, TN
Freep Film Festival “Personal Narratives in Documentary”, Detroit, MI
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
San Antonio International Film Festival
Carter Center Mental Health Division, Atlanta, GA
Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Conference – Family Panel, 2017
St. Louis International Film Festival
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Green Bay Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland, OH
Jon Wilbur Foundation Concussion Conference Hawaii
CBC Super Bowl Special
LA84 Foundation: Concussion in Youth Sports Conference
Virginia Film Festival
Milwaukee International Film Festival
Minneapolis International Film Festival, April 2017
Cleveland International Film Festival, April 2017
Green Bay Film Festival: Audience Choice Award, Best Documentary, Feb 2017
Georgia Tech University, Law & Ethics/Sports History Depts, February 2017
Lone Star International Film Festival, November 2016
St. Louis International Film Festival, November 2016
Carter Center, Mental Health Division, Atlanta GA, August 2016
Gridiron Greats Annual Gala – Private screening, July 2016
San Antonio International Film Festival, July 2016
NFL Players Assoc., Harvard Football Players Health Study, Private screening, April 2016
Freep Film Festival, Detroit, MI, 2016
Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham AL 2008
Worldfest, Flagstaff, AZ 2008
First Glance, Philadelphia, PA 1994
Texas Filmmakers Showcase, DGA, Los Angeles 1994
Brazen Images, Austin, TX 1994
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Canadian Sports Film Festival
North American Sports Historian Annual Conference
Milan, Italy Sports Film Festival
Baldwin Wallace University
Florida State University