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OUR JOURNEY

With a background in film and performance, Vanessa Silva and Heather Hentila developed Footlight Entertainment at the end of 2014 with the production of their first short film. Along with Ainsley Nicholson, née Strachan, and Chelsea Gray, they evolved into Footlight Studios with the vision of creating characters they not only wanted to portray as actors, but to see more of on screen. Since then, Footlight Studios has produced a wide mix of award-winning content from films and series to photography and beyond.

We collaborate with artists and partner with clients to create dynamic, entertaining, and authentic content through film, video, picture, and graphic design production. Our goal is to produce innovative and impactful projects that entertain, inspire, inform, and captivate, while enhancing discoverability and engagement.

OUR TEAM

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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Director, Creative & Technical Production

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Director, Development & Physical Production

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Executive Producer

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Executive Producer

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Production

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NEWS

FOOTLIGHTS IN THE PRESS

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"Vanessa [Silva] is breaking new ground and pushing boundaries with her filmmaking. It takes a unique person who has the resolve and courage to be able to do that. A person with vision who can look past the standard tropes and clichés of our craft. Perhaps someone who was writing screenplays as a child when the other kids were playing in sandboxes. Vanessa is that person. She is pushing herself and the industry with a fervor that will not be outmatched."

​- Script Summit, March 2019
"In the Spotlight: Vanessa Silva"

"I’d love to see [the industry] grow into something where we no longer have to worry about fighting for equal opportunities and it just is – all the while continuing to make something great with passion at the forefront. And, at the end of the day, I just want to be a part of that.”

- IndieActivity Magazine, June 2018
​"Interview with Filmmaker and Actor Vanessa Silva"

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