With a background in film and performance, Vanessa Silva and Heather Hentila developed Footlight Entertainment, along with Ainsley Strachan and Chelsea Gray, at the end of 2014 with the production of their first short film. They did so with the vision of creating characters they not only wanted to portray as actors, but to see more of on television and in films.
Since then, Footlight Entertainment and, subsequently, Footlight Studios and its divisions, have received awards in filmmaking from production to cinematography and editing, since its inception. Footlight Studios, produces a wide mix of entertainment from films to episodic television to web series and beyond, creating a vast opportunity to work with a variety of incredible filmmakers from all walks of life, continuing the vision of creative equality.
FOOTLIGHTS IN THE PRESS
"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"