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Vanessa Wells is a presenter, actor, voice artist and filmmaker. Work in television begain in 2007 at CTV. During her time there, Vanessa clocked up over 300 hours of live and prerecorded televison, presenting mainly magazine style shows. Over the last two years, Vanessa has presented a further 3 series with the regional broadcaster, and is currently in development for another.

While remaining local to Christchurch, Vanessa has also worked in short films, music videos, national television drama and documentary, and commercials. Vanessa has a voice studio at home, and her voice business has clients around the world.

2015 ended working in the production team on the feature film 'Human Traces', and 2016 began in production of her own documentary about four Aranui High School Students competing in the Coast to Coast multisport race. Both are due for release later in the year.

Vanessa was a board member with Screen Canterbury before the earthquakes, and has been a member of WIFT since 2007.

Vanessa is currently co-Vice President of WIFT.


Kelly Martin
Board member

Nicola Olsen
Board member

Sharon Menzies
Chair, Producers Professional Programme

Jill Macnab
Board member

Kat Lintott
Board Member


Patricia Watson
Executive Director