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Hello and happy February!!

It's Women in Horror Month and that brings with it not only numerous celebrations of equality, but our MASSIVE Blood Drive! Yes, you can't think horror without thinking blood so we took upon ourselves to make the world aware of the very dire need for donors. Now in it's 9th year, we decided to kick things up a notch by featuring 30 filmmaking teams from around the world and release a new Blood Services PSA for 30 days!

DISCLAIMER: This IS Horror, boys and girls, so SOME of these do have VERY naughty content. Blood. Gore. EXTREME gore. Disturbing situations. Nudity. Sexual situations. Violence. Language. If you are SENSITIVE to this kind of content, be a mature human being and just don't watch. No need to spoil the fun for us fellow weirdos. We're not hurting anyone. It just REALLY looks like we are ;)

Now, on with the show. Presenting: "Be A Hero" by Vanessa Ionta Wright

Primary Crew

  • Writer/Director - Vanessa Ionta Wright
  • Producer/1st AD - Lynne Hansen
  • Producer - Kathy Chambless Oliver
  • DP - Mark Simon
  • Score - Ross Childress
  • Production Designer - Maryelle St. Clare
  • Special Makeup Effects - Cass McClure
  • Special Makeup Effects - Christine Ramirez
  • Special Makeup Effects - Nadine Al-Remaizan
  • Hair Stylist - Brittany Patterson
  • Makeup Artist - Katherine (Tyler) Roetzer
  • Set Dresser - Natalie Ballard
  • Set Dresser - Sascha Suresky
  • Set Dresser - Jason Thompson
  • Sound Recordist - Stacia Rayon
  • Boom Operator - Edgar Rincon
  • Script Supervisor - Susan Boone
  • 1st AC - Molly Roland
  • 2nd AC - Feliccina Flores
  • Camera Assistant - Deidra Tyree Smith
  • Gaffer - Josh Oliver
  • Grip - Beanz Ramirez
  • Wardrobe - Anissa Matlock
  • Wardrobe - Kit Vinsick
  • Art Consultant - Dayna Noffke
  • Sound Design - Leah Puffenberger
  • Editor - Vanessa Wright
  • Colorist - Peter Mattson



  • Belator - Dani Dette√®
  • Element - Jeremy Sande
  • Agent Orange - Tyler J. Shaw
  • The Sting - Brian Ashton Smith
  • Lightning Storm - Adam Dann
  • Eclipse - Jaxon Duron


Vanessa Ionta Wright is a filmmaker based in Atlanta, GA. She is the co-owner of Above the Line Artistry (www.abovethelineartistry.com) as well as the co-founder and Festival Director of the Women in Horror Film Festival (www.WIHFF.com).  Vanessa collaborated with Samantha Kolesnik, Mark Simon (One Missed Call), David Irwin (House of 1000 Corpses) and Josh Oliver (Oculus) on Rainy Season, based on the story by Stephen King.  Vanessa has also directed the short film I Baked Him a Cake and a PSA for the WiHM9 Massive Blood Drive.  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.


"I was really honored to be invited to create a PSA for the WiHM Massive Blood Drive.  This is a brilliant idea to blend the world of horror filmmaking with such an important cause.  I think it's easy to take our blood for granted.  It is crucial to donate.  I hear people say all the time "I wish I could do something to help" and this is probably the most simple and effective means of helping others.  Giving your blood will save lives and I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing cause.  The theme this year of Be a Hero is so appropriate, because when you give blood, when you save a life, you become a hero. "

Look for a NEW WiHM Massive Blood Drive PSA every day with the last one appearing on March 1st.

For more on Women In Horror Month check out the official site at: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/