Vanessa Smith Film
Women Behind the Camera/Shooting Women – Executive Producer/Associate Producer
Feature length documentary that provides a global view of the world through
women and their work in cinematography. Winner of 35 awards, including Winner of the 2007
Spirit of Moondance Award, Best Documentary Feature Film; Winner of the Insight Award 2007,
National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists; 2006 Accolade Winner
Award of Excellence. Rafael Film. In competition at the first Lady Filmmaker Festival in Los Angeles 2009.
Congressional Gold Medal Award – Camera/Producer
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his
many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human
rights, and religious understanding. Congressional leaders and President Bush
presented the Gold Medal to His Holiness in the Capitol Rotunda. Press conference,
a concert for peace, and interviews were shot with Tom Lantos and David Crosby.
Events covered for the U.K. independent film entitled The Unwinking Eye.
Martha Stewart Everyday – Producer
Ninety-second vignettes of display and demonstration; promoting a line of kitchen,
bedroom, and holiday products. Viga Productions Inc. for Martha Stewart Living
Nepal: Rape, Abortion, Prison – Producer
Correspondent segment describes the plight of Nepalese women and abortion.
Girls and women are imprisoned up to 20 years. Amnesty International Media
Award for Television News. BBC Correspondent.
The Hospital – Producer/Second Camera
Thirteen-episode TV series presents stories of Duke Hospital’s Emergency Room,
including patient’s follow up treatment in various departments of the hospital.
Advanced Medical Productions for The Discovery Channel.
In Search of Kundun – India Producer/Archival/Historic Consultant
Feature documentary on the life of the Dalai Lama. Responsible for all production
in Dharamsala and New Delhi. Traveled between Los Angeles, New York,
London, and New Delhi for research, footage, and archival photographs.
Free Tibet Now - Director/Producer
Music video made for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to raise awareness about the
present conditions in Tibet.