Vanessa M H Powers
Vanessa M. H. Powers is a prolific and award-winning film director who has been making films professionally since 2014. Her company, the Oxford Comma Film Cooperative has tackled topics ranging from hysterical to heartbreaking, spanning almost every genre you can think of. Vanessa and her team have consistently delivered character-driven, thought-provoking, and stylishly told stories, with just enough Midwestern flair to make you say ‘ope.’ Her works have been seen in festivals across the country and around the globe. In addition to her film work, Vanessa is theater director, artist, coffee enthusiast, and occasional human being. She can often be found trying to be in too many places at once. She is the resident director at St. Matthew Community Theatre in Columbia Heights and has done work at Lakeshore Players Theater and Cross Community Players. She’s also produced theatrical work independently as Oxford Comma Theater. In her (clearly abundant) free time, she can be found trying to be a human - spending time with her supportive family, friends, and snort-tastic bulldogs.