Jun 1, 2017
Currently based in Brooklyn, Vanessa studied
piano at the New
England Conservatory, and art history, architecture and physics
Her first documentary film was the Peabody-award winning Between the Folds. Between the Folds has been translated into over ten languages and broadcast in dozens of countries as well as screening at international film festivals.
Vanessa was a featured presenter at the EG 2010 conference, and serves on the jury for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, as well as on several festival juries.
Vanessa produced and shot for Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series about climate change executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Vanessa's most recent documentary feature film is Obit, about The New York Times obituaries and their writer-reporters.