Rebekah Meredith is an M.F.A. candidate in the Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in 2006 from the University of Redlands with an emphasis in "Economics of Race and Gender." While an undergraduate, Rebekah actively integrated elements of dance, music, painting, poetry, and film production into her studies. Her first Stanford film, Fresh Peas, told the story of Mr. Pete Oliver, a struggling farmer who finds support for his produce in an unlikely place. The film was well received by audiences and her second film, Dreams Awake, co-directed by Kevin Gordon, has already earned her a Student Academy Award (2010) and Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award. Rebekah's films have screened at many festivals including: Telluride Film Festival, Starz Denver, The United Nations Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Roxbury International Film Festival, at Festivals in Uruguay, Mexico and many more.
In a tail-wagging twist on popular health discourse, Sick as a Dog delves into the lives of Maggie, Betty, and Ginseng, three canine companions that have been forced to confront the effects of chronic disease, age-related illness, and poor diet.
16mm color film
VIDEO DURATION: 5:11 MIN.
Three first time pregnant mothers chart the progress of their growing bellies, as they re-envision the world around them.
A portrait of an immigrant worker who discovers his artistic and political voice in the U.S.
Bronze Medal, Student Academy Award, 2010
Best Mini Doc, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award, Starz Denver Film Festival, 2010
Finalist, Angelus Award, 2010
Honorable Mention, Taos Shortz Film Fest, 2011
Cantor on Screen: Films by Stanford Students, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013
Points of View Film Festival, Colby College, 2013
Refuge in Film Festival, London, 2011
Cine de las Americas, 2011
iShorts, Prague, 2011
Aspen Shortsfest, 2011
Durango Independent Film Festival, 2011
International Film Schools Short Films Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2010
STARZ Denver Film Festival, 2010
Telluride Film Festival, 2010
United Nations Association Film Festival, 2010
San Francisco Film Society - Cinema By the Bay, 2010
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente y Video Oaxaca, 2010
Art + Invention Student Works Festival, Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa), Stanford University, 2010
16mm black and white film
VIDEO DURATION: 4:34 MIN.
The story of a black California farmer who finds support for his produce in an unlikely place.