After attending university in NY and England for her passions - performance and filmmaking - Vanessa received a degree in marketing and advertising. She has a diverse background in Creative Direction which includes film, video, sound, graphic design, management, marketing and training.
In May 2014, after working in creative direction, Vanessa followed her passion to pursue a career in film. Since then, she has acted and continues to act in an array of new media, episodic television, and short and feature films.
In addition to regional performance academies, Vanessa has trained with The Groundlings and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She also has a variety of specialized instruction such as fight choreography with Stuart Wilson (Owner of Action Acting & Bruce Willis' stunt double), firearms with retired law enforcement & former military, and martial arts from an early age.
Behind the camera, Vanessa has had training with the USC School of Cinematic Arts in the art of directing, Canon Burbank in production and camera, and members of the ASC in aspects of cinematography.
Television by Footlight Studios (Crime and Drama) Detective Alex Hudson The elite officers of the Metro PD Violent Crimes Unit journey through the high-stakes trials, triumphs and tribulations of their personal and professional lives.
Probable Cause: Ultima Cena
Television by Footlight Studios (Crime and Drama) Detective Alex Hudson A 5-Webisode Prequel to PROBABLE CAUSE through the eyes of Dominic DeMarco.
The Sunday Night Slaughter
Film by Anti-Hero Productions (Action, Comedy and Horror) To Catch a Predator Camerawoman An anthology horror film following 3 stories including demons, cannibals, psychopaths and demigods all intertwined, taking place in the final 31 days of earth.
In Plain Sight
Film (Thriller and Short) Writer/Director A woman narrowly escapes a murder and decides to fight back. Made for the 24 Hour Film Race
Film (Short and Crime) Producer Add a Plot »
The Call: A Health Class Video
Film (Comedy and Short) Party Goer Add a Plot »
Pitch Perfect 3
Film by NBC Universal (Comedy and Music) Military Mom
Film (short) by 222 Footlight Entertainment / En La Sangre Productions (Drama and Short) Writer/Director/Producer/DP/Editor With all the tragedy in Samuel's life, his only way to cope is solitude and escape. That is, until his best friend, Jessie, refuses to let him go and fights for his second chance. Made for the 24 Hour Film Race
Television by 222 Footlight Entertainment, En La Sangre Productions, JDS Video & Media Productions (Reality-TV) Director/Producer Growler Run takes you on a ride in search of the best craft breweries in the nation!
Film (Drama and Short) Co-Writer, Director A young woman's struggle with infertility and the effect it has in her relationships.
Commercial by 222 Footlight Entertainment Roommate Doritos Spec Commercial
Commercial by 222 Footlight Entertainment (Comedy and Short) CBFS
Internet by 222 Footlight Entertainment (Drama and Short) Hashimotos PSA: The internal struggle of four women as they bow and scrape to their insecurities and then rise to overcome.
Film (short) by 222 Footlight Entertainment (Comedy and Short) Director/Co-Writer The story of a young woman who is the personification of the word "procrastinate."
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Television (Talk-Show) Guest Movie reviews made by YOU.
Theater by JDS Actors Studio Actor
Theater by JDS Actors Studio Actor
Film (short) by 222 Footlight Entertainment (Thriller and Short) Melissa
Official Selection - San Mauro Film Festival - "The Test"
Best Drama - WOE Film Festival - "The Test"
Best Editing - WOE Film Festival - "The Test"
Best Narrative - Digifest - "The Test"
Best Cinematography - WOE Film Festival - "The Test"
Finalist - 24 Hour Film Race - "Wayward"
Official Selection - Online Archive - Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival