Vanessa is the Director of the internationally recognized documentary, “The Voiceless”. She won "Best Director" for the film at the Newark International Film Festival and received Women Filmmaker Award of Recognition at IndieFest.
She most recently Directed "Gridshock", a documentary about the demand for sex trafficking. The film was made possible after Vanessa raised $55,000 in a 60 day fundraising campaign.
Gridshock is an investigative documentary exposing the hidden and disturbing reality behinThe film shines a light on buyers and how they fuel the demand for exploitation.
The film features survivors, local and federal law enforcement, politicians, and a recovery sex addict who describes his willingness to pay $5,000 for sex.
THE VOICELESS DOCUMENTARY
The Voiceless is an internationally acclaimed documentary features stories of five male survivors of sexual violence. The film discusses masculinity, culture, and the impact sexual violence has on men. Directed by Vanessa McNeal & PLVTO Pros
SHORT FILM SERIES
Vanessa Founded Story Maven Media--
a nonprofit digital media platform elevating social issues through the art and education of documentary filmmaking.
View entire short film series series above.
We are Survivors is a short film highlighting the stories of 8 survivors of sexual violence.
Produced in 2016, this was one of the first projects Vanessa completed.