Rebecca O’Brien has been an independent film producer for over thirty years. She has produced seventeen feature films directed by Ken Loach, including LAND AND FREEDOM, SWEET SIXTEEN, LOOKING FOR ERIC and THE ANGELS’ SHARE. Both THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (2006) and I, DANIEL BLAKE (2016) won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival Her other producing credits include BEAN, directed by Mel Smith, PRINCESA directed by Henrique Goldman, CITY OF TINY LIGHTS directed by Pete Travis and VERSUS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH.
O’Brien is currently on the boards of British Screen Forum, The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and the European Film Academy where she is deputy Chair. She runs the production company Sixteen Films with Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty.