November 29 - December 1, San Francisco

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

Vanessa Hill

Vanessa Hill, BrainCraft (Australia)

Producer and Host

Vanessa Hill is an Australian science educator and filmmaker. She is the creator and presenter of BrainCraft, a PBS Digital Studios series exploring psychology, neuroscience and human behaviour. BrainCraft is a leading science series on YouTube, with 350,000 subscribers and more than 15,000,000 views. Currently Vanessa is directing and presenting her first documentary, Mutant Menu, in collaboration with Serendipity Productions. Mutant Menu explores the science and ethics of gene editing in an experimental format: think an Internet vlog meets traditional documentary. It is jointly funded by Screen Australia, Google and PBS, and is due to be released in early 2017. With a background in science education, Vanessa is passionate about enthusing more young people about STEM subjects and show how science is human, relevant and amazing. Vanessa previously worked for CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, as a science educator, media advisor and spokesperson. Vanessa travelled around Australia presenting science outreach programs to students, hosted a DIY experiments series on YouTube and established herself as a media personality through regular segments on Australian broadcast media.