Last year the Soska Sisters Jen & Sylvia, started a massive nationwide PSA blood drive campaign. Many talented folks rose to the occasion to support them. Today, we have one of the first PSA’s released. Written and directed by Atlanta’s very own Vanessa Wright, Be A Hero is a great example of how important donating blood can be. In Vanessa’s ‘super hero’ themed PSA we can see the desperation of blood and how even one bag can mean the difference between life and death.
Vanessa Ionta Wright is a filmmaker based in the metro Atlanta area. Vanessa collaborated with DP Mark Simon (One Missed Call), David Irwin (House of 1000 Corpses), Josh Oliver (Oculus) and writer/producer Samantha Kolesnik on RAINY SEASON, based on the story by Stephen King. She also directed I BAKED HIM A CAKE (written by Samantha Kolesnik) and most recently a PSA for TWISTED TWINS PRODUCTIONS Massive Blood Drive (Feb 2018). Vanessa graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Video Production & Film. She is a lifelong fan of cinema, most especially the horror genre. She enjoys punctuality, scary movies, a quick wit, sandwiches, the music of Michael Jackson, Halloween & Bacon Jam. She does not enjoy bugs, clowns, perpetual lateness, mean people, oppression, laziness, running more than 3 miles or curved walls.
Photos courtesy of Vanessa Wright