Bec Bignell

Clovelly, New South Wales

Producer, rural champion

Having grown up in rural Western Australia, Bec knows a rich cultural life exists beyond the capitals. This belief drove her to found Rural Room, an online hub that aims to increase the diversity of Australian stories, highlight regional talents and provide opportunities for over 60,000 storytellers. Through Rural Room, Bec shares #storiesfromthesticks and provides virtual professional development sessions. The hub also supports a community of regional creatives, known as Media Stringers. Bec is developing Media Stringers into a specialist agency that can connect businesses with regional creatives like videographers, visual artists and makers. Bec is also associate producer of Visible Farmer, a web series about women on the land.