Andrea Beça [An-dree-uh Bes-suh] - Professional Storyteller
When I was around six, I had the opportunity to write, illustrate, and bind my own storybook. From that point onward, I knew I would be a storyteller.
I graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and from the University of Glasgow with an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. When asked what I write, I like to say I've written a whole lot of everything, from reports, essays, plays, and blog posts to screenplays, speeches, web content, e-books, and ad campaigns.
After almost a decade working in theatre as a writer, director, and producer, I moved into the world of film and have never looked back. Beyond the work I do with my clients, I also have an indie film company, Kissing Habit Films, through which I produce, write, direct, shoot, and/or edit.
My writing skills also made me a shoo-in for social media. Combined with seven years of formal experience in social media strategy and marketing, and plenty more as my own personal marketing department for a variety of companies I've run, I'm proud to have been called a "game changer" by my clients.
No matter what the medium is, I help my clients tell their story in a moving, engaging, and effective way. It's what I love to do, and what I am grateful I get to do every single day.
I'm also frequently known as, "You have a podcast!" or, "Were you on a show or something?" I host That's So Maven!, a podcast by, for, and about female entrepreneurs and leaders. And yes, I had a sketch comedy web series called Friends Without Benefits back in 2015. It was a ton of fun. Bless your heart (and stroke my ego) if you've seen it and remember me from it.
Throughout the years...
Now you know a little bit about me. So tell me, what's your story?