Becca Roth is an award-winning narrative and documentary filmmaker who has written and directed films that have screened at film festivals and in communities worldwide. She is interested in telling stories that explore themes of queerness, otherness, human-ness, sense of self, and identity (among a million other things). She lives with her wife, dog, and two cats in Brooklyn, NY.
Becca is now in development on her debut narrative feature film, Margo & Perry. The screenplay won the 2018/19 Tracking-Board Launch Pad Competition, and came in second place in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. It was a semifinalist for Austin Film Festival Script Competition, is one of three finalists for the New York Foundation for the Arts/ NYSCA Fellowship, was a semi-finalist for the Black List/ Women in Film LA Feature Residency, and received two overall ratings of 8 on The Black List.
Becca recently directed a proof of concept short film version of Margo & Perry, starring Sofia Black D’Elia (THE MICK, SKINS, THE NIGHT OF), Annie Parisse (FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE, LAW AND ORDER, HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS), and Charlotte MacLeod. The short is now in post production.
The film was completed in late 2019 and is now gearing up for a festival run.
In 2017 Becca wrote, co-directed and starred in Lenses , an award-winning short film that played at several film festivals, including Palm Springs International Shortfest. It recently had a weeklong run at IFC center, playing in the pre-show before all feature films.
Becca directed a digital documentary series, The Difference, for the Academy Award-winning documentary producers Shine Global. She then directed an episode The Election Effect, a digital documentary series about the impact of the 2016 presidential election on teenagers across America. The series won the award for Best Documentary or Educational Series by the International Association of Web Television, and is produced by Shine Global, in association with Paramount Network. It is currently nominated for a Webby Award.
Becca directed an award-winning documentary feature in 2014 called One: A Story of Love and Equality, which delves into the personal stories of people on both sides of a heated political debate, and strives to understand differences and build bridges, which is an ongoing theme in Becca’s work.
In 2018, Becca became the director of a documentary project featuring long term survivors of pancreatic cancer, as well as the doctors and researchers who are changing the face of the disease, for an organization called Let’s Win. It's an ongoing video series that features a different survivor each month.