MEET THE TEAM
CEO/FOUNDER of Bentley Pictures, Rebecca Ann Bentley is a queer Australian director, writer & producer currently based in Naarm, Australia. Actress-turned filmmaker, Rebecca has trained in Australia, Canada, and the United States and worked on numerous types of projects in numerous projects including short films, feature films, commercials & web series.
When her passion turned more to filmmaking, Rebecca started grabbing opportunities to be on the other side of the camera to learn everything she can. She started working as a script supervisor, casting director, and first assistant director on independent short films & web series. This experience inspired and motivated her further to make the industry her career. As a strong believer in creating your own opportunities, it led her to write, direct, produce & edit her own projects while continuously learning everything she can about every position in the industry.
Being a queer woman who has ADHD, epilepsy as well as numerous other invisible chronic illnesses, when she noticed the lack of representation on the screen, she created Bentley Pictures. She is passionate about using her voice to try and spread awareness about important topics, bringing more representation to the screen, and creating opportunities for those with disabilities like herself.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/VICE PRESIDENT
Martin Hroch is a Canadian Actor, writer, and producer currently based in Vancouver Canada. He was born in Prague, Czech Republic, and moved to Canada at the age of 10. Ever since he was a child he has been fascinated with the film industry and always had a very creative mind and the hunger to share stories. He’s met and worked with some brilliant minds in the industry and dreams of making a lot of films that will not only make people laugh, cry, and excited but also educate and bring awareness to topics that are close to his heart. Diversity and love are very important to Martin.
Martin Hroch joined Bentley Pictures in 2020 as he believes in bringing the same representation as Rebecca to the screen and also behind the scenes. Since then, he has been involved in building connections in Canada and getting projects for the company in the works.
After having COVID twice and nearly dying from it, Martin has been left with heart problems, lungs that are still healing, and mobility problems including Avascular Narcosis in both hips which requires hip replacement surgery. He has experienced first-hand how people treat those who are disabled and his passion for sharing and giving people these opportunities has grown stronger.