Vanessa Blake is a new filmmaker and a photographer. In 2017, Vanessa was awarded a video residency at Express Newark in Newark New Jersey. That residency afforded Vanessa the opportunity to connect with other like-minded creatives.
In 2018, Vanessa wrote and produced her first stage play, The Race Before, A story of liberty and justice for some. In 2019 she also wrote, directed and produced her first short film, In My Solitude. Vanessa is currently editing In My Solitude which she plans to release later this year. Also, in 2019, the feature length documentary titled Being Gladys, which Vanessa worked on in several capacities won best documentary at the Newark International Film Festival. Vanessa is slated to work on two upcoming documentaries in 2020. Most recently, she is in the beginning stages of her next film project, The Waiting Room. Vanessa is a proud board member of Women in Media – Newark.
A lifelong New York Knick fan and a Brooklyn/Queens native, Vanessa currently resides in New Jersey with her husband.
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