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Jun 1, 2017

Currently based in Brooklyn, Vanessa studied piano at the New England Conservatory, and art history, architecture and physics at Columbia University.

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.

Obit world-premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been in limited release around the United States.