Born and raised in Belgium, Vanessa Lapa has been living in Israel since 1995. Vanessa speaks French, Hebrew, English, German, Dutch, Spanish and Arabic.
An accomplished journalist, she produced and directed over a hundred factual reportages for Israeli television. Her documentary film “OLMERT – CITIZEN NUMBER 1” (Israel, 2009) was hailed as a unique cinéma vérite achievement, revealing the behind-the-scenes of the government and the private life of Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Vanessa was also on the Israeli side of the production and content for the 52-minute documentary “Straddling the Fence” (USA, 2003) directed by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, which aired worldwide.
Producer and director of award winning and acclaimed documentary Film “The Decent One”, based on 151 sources of archival footage.
In 2006, she founded the Tel Aviv based independent documentary film production company Realworks Studios.