Vanessa's first feature documentary, The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands, aired nationally on PBS and is distributed by New Day Films. Other independent film credits include Director/Co-Producer of the Webby Award-nominated travel series “Hit the Road”; Producer/Director/Editor of Constructing Experience, a short documentary which aired on PBS and NBC; Associate Producer for the national PBS documentary Great Wall Across the Yangtze; and Additional Cinematography for the award-winning New Day documentary Daddy and Papa.
Vanessa recently produced the award-winning animated short film for children about climate change and CO2 pollution, Worse Than Poop! She also creates educational video content for Stanford University. Vanessa is a certified Climate Leader with the Climate Reality Project, an experienced educator, and an engaging public speaker. She lives with her husband and son in Palo Alto, California.
Constructing Experience: The Many Lives of Treasure Island
VIDEO DURATION: 21:51 MIN.
The story of an artificial island, with an ironic past and an uncertain future, told by the people whose lives were affected by their experiences there.
The brief biography of a Jewish storyteller and itinerant spiritual leader.
Variations on a Dream
Ever been naked in public? Or been able to fly? Or had to take a test for a class you've never been to? This video presents interviews with people who don't know each other but who have all had the same dreams.
Leather Up, Rubber Down
16mm black and white film
An exploration of the obsessive passion motorcyclists have for speed, despite the inherent dangers of riding.