Renae is one of Australia’s most experienced multiplatform producers and works across commercial, feature, series and interactive productions.
She is passionate about making world class content that pushes the boundaries and inspires with beyond the ordinary stories. Her work has been recognized at major creative festivals including AWARD, D&AD, Cannes, Clio, Palms Springs, LA and New York.
Originally from Perth, Renae began her career working in just about every role and genre of film and television – from Hollywood to Bollywood, Star Wars to Superman, costume to casting, acting to art dept – this gave her a unique skill set as a producer.
Since then Renae has produced hundreds of commercials both nationally and internationally for clients including Asus, Intel, Samsung, Berlei, Qantas and David Jones.
Her debut short film “The Netball Diaries” starred Rebel Wilson and screened at festivals globally. Her second short “A First Date” won both the Jury and SBS Awards at Flickerfest, and Best Comedy at New York Shorts Film Festival 2013.
In 2016 Renae was associate producer on the feature film “1%” produced by See Pictures (Breath, Swinging Safari). The film had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival where it was picked up by A24 and is currently nominated for 5 x AACTA’s.
Renae also specialises in Virtual Reality storytelling and has worked with Start VR to develop and produce a number of awarded projects including a global VR travel series for Atlas Obscura, and the drama series Wentworth VR – in co-production with Fremantle Australia, nominated for Interactive Production at this years SPA Awards.
Renae is currently developing a feature documentary and web series, and is always on the lookout for new projects to develop and produce.
The Wentworth VR app is a co-production between Start VR and Fremantle Australia. The project was shot on location and includes strong integration with the Fremantle Australia creative and production teams. Hear from Nathan Anderson (Exec Producer) and Renae Begent (Producer) about all facets of creative development, production and distribution. Including insights and lessons learned plus never before […]