Born and raised in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

Vanessa’s first narrative short
Catching Spirits won the Jury Award
Live Action Short at New Hampshire
Film Festival making it
Academy Awards eligible in 2023.

She was recently selected as a 2024 fellow
of the prestigious 
AFI Directing Workshop for Women+,
where she directed the upcoming
supernatural thriller Evil, I.

Vanessa tells stories about characters
who defy the odds by way of magic,
perseverance or straight up hustle.