Vanessa's career in filmmaking has included the roles of voice-actor/director, singer/songwriter, Foley artist/editor, and more recently, producer/director. She has created Foley for films such as Die Hard, Predator, Platoon, Malice, Dolores Claiborne, Beauty and the Beast, Noises Off, Edward Scissorhands, A Goofy Movie, and sex, lies, and videotape. Television shows include Dallas, Knotts Landing, Cagney and Lacey, and Hill Street Blues.
Her career in film sound has convinced Vanessa that Foley is an art and a craft, which is why she has written extensively about this. She has also worked as a voice actor and one who casts and directs voice actors in “loop groups,” and appeared in the film that introduced David Hasselhoff as an actor: Revenge of the Cheerleaders.
In 2018, Vanessa was engaged in 16 short film discussions with Academy Award winner Gary Rydstrom, film historian Wes Gearing, and film theorist and pedagogist Richard Edwards entitled “Moving Through the Musicals” for the online course Mad About Musicals produced for Turner Classic Movies. Vanessa also appeared on TCM with Ben Mankewicz discussing musicals and Foley.
IMDb Credits: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0024612
In 2017, Vanessa produced the film short, Amplified: A Conversation with Women in American Film Sound, as part of the Virginia Ball Fellowship Grant.
Vanessa is a member of Motion Picture Sound Editors, Cinema Audio Society, and Screen Actors Guild.