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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 7 October 1984Solano County, California, USA
Birth NameVanessa Violet Abreu

Mini Bio (1)

Originally from Northern, California. Vanessa was a high school Theatre student and obtained her first film job at the age of 15 as a Key Grip and background extra. She worked on the short film Ashes (2001). Her first film had was directed by Leonard Carillo and Co-Produced by Steven Spielberg's SHOAH Foundation.

Vanessa became the Assistant Director on the film "Little Star". In that same semester of school she wrote, Directed and Produced her first short film entitled "Lilly" a silent short film that debuted at the YIMFF. In the Summer of 2002, and traveled to San Francisco to showcase the school's Film Program at the CANEC Conference. Vanessa was the Assistant Director to a Film Production at the Breckenwood Film Institute's production entitled "Day Care."

Vanessa was brought on to direct the YIMFS annual Film "Trapt", the film premiered at the YIMF Festival along with two short films entitled "Limerence" and "Silent Sight". Both films were Written, Produced and Directed by the young filmmaker.

After high school, Vanessa went on to attend college but her time at college was cut short as she was hired as the Assistant Director on the film The Final Job (2006). Upon wrapping production on "The Final Job", Vanessa went back to college and obtained her degree in Film & Television Production.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (4)

Graduated with High Honors and Awarded President's Education Awards Program for Outstanding Academic Excellence from Elise P. Buckingham Charter School, in Vacaville, California.
Received the Elise P. Buckingham Award for School Contribution.
At age 18, she was the Assistant Director on her first Feature Film, The Final Job.
Currently living in Los Angeles [July 2006]

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