Vanessa Silva

Vanessa S.

Murrieta, CA
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About

Vanessa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 15+

Teaching since:
September 1997

Vanessa was an assistant drama teacher, while attending university for film and interning at a production house in NYC. She has acted in an array of films and new media projects and has a diverse background in Creative Direction. Vanessa is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer with Footlight Studios LLC.

​Additional Training:
The Groundlings - Improv
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Educator Workshops
USC School of Cinematic Arts - Directing the Actor
​Marci Liroff - Audition Bootcamp
Gravy For The Brain - Voice Acting
British Film Institute - Teaching Literacy Through Film

Experience

Creative Director/Filmmaker
Nov 2014 - Present
Footlight Studios LLC

Vanessa Silva received her degree in Marketing and Advertising after attending university in NY and England for her passion - film. She has a diverse background in Creative Direction which includes film, video, sound, graphic design, management, marketing, advertising and training.

In May 2014, after several years in management and marketing, she followed her passion to pursue a career in film. She started 222 FOOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT at the end 2014 with the production of her first short film "The Alibi", which she wrote, acted, produced and edited. Since then she has acted in an array of new media spots, short films, feature films and on stage. 222 Footlight Entertainment and, subsequently, Footlight Studios LLC℠ have received awards in filmmaking and production, from cinematography to editing, since its inception.

In addition to filmmaking, she is also an award-winning photographer and a published freelance writer - having written articles for both online and printed publications.

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Instructor
Nov 2014 - Present
Footlight Acting

Vanessa was an assistant drama teacher, while attending university for film and interning at a production house in NYC. She has acted in an array of films and new media projects and has a diverse background in Creative Direction. Vanessa is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer with Footlight Studios LLC.

​Additional Training:
The Groundlings - Improv
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Educator Workshops
USC School of Cinematic Arts - Directing the Actor
​Marci Liroff - Audition Bootcamp
Gravy For The Brain - Voice Acting
British Film Institute - Teaching Literacy Through Film

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Assistant Drama Teacher
Sep 1997 - Jun 1999
Valhalla High School

Education

Marketing & Advertising
Jun 2001 - Jun 2003
IADT
Film Studies
Aug 1999 - Apr 2000
University of Northumbria
Film Honors
Sep 1997 - Jun 1999
SUNY Westchester

Certifications

Teaching Literacy Through Film
May 2017
British Film Institute

Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom
May 2017
British Film Institute

Drama Educator Workshop
Mar 2017
Academy of Dramatic Arts

Independent Film Masterclass
May 2016
Canon Hollywood Training Center/Filmmakers Alliance

Directing the Actor
May 2016
USC School of Cinematic Arts

Audition Bootcamp
Mar 2016
Marci Liroff

Screenwriting for Film
Mar 2016
Industrial Scripts

Shakespeare: On Page and In Performance
Dec 2014
Wellesley College

Voiceover Acting
Sep 2014
Gravy For The Brain

Awards

Best Digital Narrative - The Test
May 2017
DigiFest
Best Drama - The Test
Mar 2017
WOE Film Festival
Best Editing - The Test
Mar 2017
WOE Film Festival
Best Cinematography - The Test
Mar 2017
WOE Film Festival
Finalist - Wayward
Aug 2016
24 Hour Film Race/Marietta International FIlm Festival
Official Online Selection - Scrape
Nov 2015
Moonfaze Film Festival

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Jared May 26, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In studio

She has an amazing ability to bring out your best in the character your performing! I would recommend her a thousand times over! Thank you Vanessa!!

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