Vanesa has composed the original score for three of the Need For Speed instalments as well numerous feature films. She has been music editor and music producer on some of the most exciting thriller/horror films of the last couple of years including films such as The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Andre Ovredal), Strangers Prey at Night (Johannes Roberts), and 47 meters down (Johannes Roberts). She is a classically trained music composer from the Royal Academy of Music in London (1997 to 2001) and through her career she has demonstrated versality and ability to write for different musical genres. She has experience with orchestrating, arranging, conducting and recording live music. 

A testimony to this is the feedback received from one of the TNT VP on last year’s major U.S. TV show “Will” directed by Shekhar Kapur:

Hi Vanesa, The Will producers have heard us rave for months now about the incredible score for our show, and we wanted to reach out directly to extend our thanks to you as well. This is a series with a very distinctive makeup, and from the outset, our hope for the music has been that it would be beautiful and unexpected, emotional and singular, and the score is all of these things, and more— brilliantly highlighting the wide range of colors in the show.

Thank you for your wonderful creative insights and talent. We know the tremendous work that you have put into crafting what we hear. Your contribution has been so very, very appreciated.

Your fans,                                                                                                               Adrienne O’Riain / VP, Original Programming / TNT

And from Alison Owen, exec producer on Will (and Producer of Jane Eyre, Suffragette)                                                                                                            Thanks Vanesa – 
You’ve been amazing, which Jill (Bilcock) and Craig (Pearce) and Ben (Garrett) have been at CONSTANT pains to let me know!! ‘We couldn’t have done it without Vanesa!’ has been a phrase never far from someone’s lips.
We count ourselves very lucky.
All best
Alison x 

FEATURE FILMS:

A Street Dog Named Aasha (2018) dir. Frederic Du Chau
Music Editor

The Strangers Prey at Night (2018)   dir. Johannes Roberts
Music Editor

47 Metres Down (2017)   dir. Johannes Roberts
Music Editor

To End A War – Feature Film Documentary – Dir Marc Silver (2017)
Music Editor

Of Love & Law – Feature Film Documentary – Dir Hiraku Toda (2017)
Music Editor

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)   dir. Andre Ovredal
Music Editor

Us and Them (2016)   dir. Joseph Martin
Music Composer

3 1/2 Minutes – Feature Film Documentary – Dir Marc Silver (2015)                                                                              In Official Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2015
Music Editor

Chosen (2015)   dir. Jasmin Dizdar
Music Editor

Curve (2014)   dir. Ian Softley
Music Editor

On The Road (2012)   dir. Walter Salles
Music Editor

Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013) – Feature Film Documentary – Dir Marc Silver In Official Competition at Sundance Film Festival 2013
Music Editor

Almost Married (2013)   dir. Ben Cookson
Music Editor

Estranged (2012)  dir. Adam Levins
Additional musics, Music Editor

From The Ashes – Feature Film Documentary – Dir James Erskine (2011)
Music Editor

The Invisibles – Documentary for Amensty International – Dir Gael Garcia Bernal (2010)
Music editor

Four (2011)   dir. John Langridge
Music Editor

Morris: a life with Bells on (2009)   dir. Lucy Akhurst
Additional musics, Music Editor

Lovelorn (2009)   dir. Becky Preston
Music Composer
Won Best Sound Design at LA Reel Film Festival (2010)

Il Colore delle Parole – Documentary – In competition at Venice Festival (2009)
Best Sound Design at Premio Libero Bizzarri Italy 2010
Music Editor

The Possession of David O’Reilly (2009)   dir. Steve Isles
Music Editor

Tattoos – Documentary  (2009)
Music Editor

Yoshida – TV documentary  (2009)
Music Editor

Right Hand Drive (2008)    dir. Mark Kalbskopf
Music Editor

The Colours At The End Of The World –  Benetton vs Mapuches – TV documentary (2008)
Music Editor

Sisterhood (2007)    dir. Richard W. Thomas
Music Editor

How To Be (2007)     dir. Oliver Irving
Music Editor

Lady Godiva (2007)     dir. Vicky Jewson
Additional musics, Music Editor

Underground (2007)     dir. Chee K. Cheung
Music Editor

Nike Midnight Madness for Channel 4 & More 4 – TV documentary sponsored by Nike (2007)
Music Editor

Rulers and Dealers (2007)     dir. Stephen Lloyd Jackson
Music composer

Crossing Bridges (2006)     dir. Mark Norfolk
Music Composer

Displaced (2006)     dir. Martin Holland
Music Editor

Guy X (2004/5)  dir. Saul Metzstein
Music post production Supervisor

Snuff – Movie (2005)     dir. Bernard Rose
Music Editor & Music Recordist

VIDEO GAMES:

Love Life – Video Game – (2017) Original Video Game Title song composer

Need For Speed  Rivals – Video Game by EA Games – (2013)             Composer

Need For Speed  Most Wanted – Video Game by EA Games – (2012) Composer

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit – Video Game by EA Games – (2010)
Nominated for Best Sound Design at the AIAS 2011 Awards in LA
Composer

Burnout Crash – Video Game by EA Games – (2010)
Composer

TV, COMMERCIALS, CORPORATE:

Will – TNT TV Series – Dir. Shekhar Kapur (2017)
Music producer, Music editor

Do Not Disturb – Web Series (2018)
Music editor

American Carnage – Dir. Tamzin Merchant (2017)
Music editor

American Pride – Dir. Tamzin Merchant (2016)
Music editor

Locked In – Dir. Nadira Murray (2015)
Music composer

Outcast – BBC drama – Dir. Ian Softley (2014)
Music Editor

Story of The Gun: Before The Dawn of the Apes – Viral (2014)
Music Editor

Nokia (2008/9)
Composer

Panten (Procter & Gamble) (2007)
Composer

Haven and British Holidays (2007)
Composer

Goldman Sachs Corporate (2007)
Composer

New BBC Sport Sting (2006)
Composer

Volkswagen Eos (exhibition)    (2006)
Composer

Prince of Persia 3 (2005/6)
 Composer

Mexico Tourist Board (2006)
Composer

Burj Dubai “History Rising” worldwide (2005)
Composer