WiHM Massive Blood Drive “Be A Hero” by Vanessa Ionta Wright

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 grrls, 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


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.

Cast of Be a Hero:

Belator РDani Dette̬
Element – Jeremy Sande
Agent Orange – Tyler J. Shaw
The Sting – Brian Ashton Smith
Lightning Storm – Adam Dann
Eclipse – Jaxon Duron

Crew of Be a Hero:

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

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/

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