Vanessa Black is a commercial and documentary director who studies millennial engagement with tech and how that engagement plays out systemic challenges and consumer behavior. Her cinematic storytelling delicately captures the nuances of life, celebrating everyday heroes in her diverse range of projects. Levering her documentary background into the commercial world, Black has carved a niche in the branded impact space working with large companies to create real change in the world using story and data. Through her personal drive she has collaborated with Al Gore, The United Nations, Film45, teen activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Rita Ora along with scores of passion projects including conflict journalism during the Ukraine Crisis. Black’s work has earned widespread media recognition, landing in top publications such as National Geographic, CNN, VICE, Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Esquire, Mic, Upworthy, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, i-D Magazine, BuzzFeed, MSNBC, The Guardian, BBC and more.