Vanessa Stacey

Vanessa Stacey

NZ European
Age Range
45 - 55
177cm / 5ft 10in
127cm / 50in
44cm / 17in
140cm / 55in
Vanessa Stacey photo 1


Vanessa Stacey has over twenty-five years of experience in Creative Arts and Arts Education. Having worked extensively across the Music, Television, Theatre and Film industries. A graduate of both a CPIT Jazz School and Toi Whakaari. After returning from five years working in the U.K. as a musician, TV presenter and actor whilst managing her own production company, producing youth content for Channel 5 Television. 

Vanessa has appeared in various Film and Television shows, including the acclaimed 'Out of the Blue', 'How to Murder Your Wife', and most recently both seasons of 'Under the Vines. Vanessa has directed Whitireias’ Screen Acting Course and has been an artist in residence and guest tutor for Massey, Ucol and Toi Whakaari. 

While working as an actor, writer, producer, director, publicist, tour management, festival curator and producer both independently and with The Drop LTD for large-scale events including Tora Tora Tora Festival, Erupt Arts Festival, Home Grown and Summerset. Before joining the Creative Capital Artist Trust, Vanessa is the current Ngā Toi and Indigenous programmer for CUPADUPA and the Director of the New Zealand Fringe Festival the largest multidisciplinary arts festival in Aotearoa. In July Vanessa will be heading to Melbourne to devise and direct a short film for The National Drama School before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 Bookworm Angelina Firefly Films, dir: Ant Timpson Feature Film
2021 Cousins Doris Miss Conception Films, dir. Ainsley Gardiner & Briar Grace Smith Feature Film
2014 How to Murder Your Wife Rita Downes Screentime NZ Ltd Tele-Feature Film
2008 Until Proven Innocent Forewoman 2 Lippy Productions, dir. Peter Burger Tele-Feature Film
2008 Until Proven Innocent Forewoman TVNZ Feature Film
2006 Out of the Blue Vanessa Percey Condor Films, dir. Robert Sarkies Feature Film
1998 Groupn Therapy Rosly Wgtn Film Co, dir. Tessa Hoffe Feature Film
1996 The Frighteners Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
1994 Heavenly Creatures Wingnut Films, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
1984 Willow Lucas Film, dir. Ron Howard Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Far North Fran South Pacific Pictures, dir. David White Drama
2021-2022 Under the Vines S1 & S2 Mrs Talbot Libertine Pictures Drama
2018 Wellington Paranormal Rochelle New Zealand Documentary Board, dir. Jemaine Clement, Jackie Van Beek, Taika Waititi Comedy
2012 Girl vs Boy Policewoman KHF Media Ltd Drama
2001-2 Out of its Box Host-Presenter Channel 5, dir. Nick Wilson Other
2008 Time Hackers Supporting Cast Gibson Group Drama
2008 Aftershock Woman The Gibson Group Drama
2007 Kareoke High Supporting Cast South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama
2004 Hercules Nicippa Coote / Hayes Productions Drama
2003 Freaky Dramas - Fame Avalon Studios, dir. Tomas Robin Drama
2001-02 The Core Summer Roadshow Out of it's Box Chanel 5. UK Drama
1999-2003 The Tribe Alice - core cast Cloud 9 Productions Drama
1999 Pulp Comedy Comic Perical Television Productions, dir. Mandy Toogood Comedy
1998 The Tribe Alice - guest cast Cloud 9, dir. John Reid, Cost Botes, Janet Ready, John Cullen, Collin McColl, Julien McSwiney Drama
1998 Inside NZ Documentary Gibson Group Drama
1998 Pulp Comedy Comic Perical Television Productions, dir. Mandy Toogood Comedy

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 Woodville - (6 ep Webseries) Bella - (Lead) Clayweavers Productions


Year Production Role Company / Director
NOMINATIONS: 2016 Postmortem - Best Solo Performance NZ Fringe Festival
2021-2023 Fringe Festival Production Director NZ Fringe Festival
2021 ARETHA Lead Vocalist Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Live with Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
2021 Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Mrs Lovett - Lead Witch Musical Theatre, dir: Mark Dorrell
2016 Postmortem Actor & Writer NZ Fringe Festival
2009 Rodwell Monolouges Rhonda Gone Company
2001-02 Out of it's Box British Tour, dir. Nick Wilson
1998 Rising Scone Lead Bats Theatre, dir. Melinda Cole-Holm's
1998 Kinitwits Miss Mason-Dixon Downstage Theatre, dir. Conrad Newport
1998 Corban Divas Comedienne Paramount Theatre
1998 Hensteeth Comedienne Circa Theatre
1997 Work in Progress Jenny Taki Rua, dir. Vanessa STacey
1997 Saskia's Version Christobel Bats Theatre, dir. Jean Betts
1997 Suburb Cyberella (virtual sex goddess) James Hay Theatre, dir. Toby Gough
1996 Charlotte's Web Tour & Education Dir. Jane Donald
1996 Tales From the Hidden Annex Mrs Van Dan Hagley Theatre
1996 All Souls Angela (lead) Hagley Theatre, dir. Camerson Mattox
1996 Me and My Friend Robyn (lead) Hagley Theatre, dir. Jane Donald
1996 Baby With the Bathwater Helen (lead) Hagley Theatre, dir. Cameron Mattox
1995 Lethal Desire Sandra (lead) Hagley Theatre, dir. Glen Crighton
1995 Animal Farm Molly / (Musical) Hagley Theatre, dir. Cameron Mattox
1995 The King and Me Nicole (lead) Hagley Theatre, dir. Jane Donald

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2012-2020 Various Films Director National Youth Drama School Short Film
2008-2010 Short Film Intensive Director Whitireia Short Film
2009 The Lesson Director/Editor WhitiFilms Short Film
2009 Death and the Maiden Director/Editor WhitiFilms Short Film
2009 Flatters Director WhitiFilms Short Film
2008 Choice Night Lady of the Night Kraft Haus Films Short Film
2008 Aint Misbehavin Director/Producer WhitiFilms Short Film
2004 Tick Lead Woman Bump Productions Co, dir Damon Andrews and V Stacey Short Film
2002 Intended Karen Moss UK Shorts, dir. Jane Fields Short Film
2001 Two Words Beth Down Time Productions, dir James Griffith Short Film
2000 Suicide Watch Mad Cow Productions, dir. Julie Snelling Short Film
1997 Pieces Fragment Productions Short Film
1996 The Bee Keeper Wife (Major) Dir. Kirsty McSweeney Short Film


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2019-2020 Homeground Programme, Director Arohata Prison and Upper Prison
1999 Graduate Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
1997 Intership in Acting & Directing Hagley Theatre Company
1995 Performance Art Diploma Hagley Theatre Performance
1995 Singing Rosemary Turnball and Barbara Chignell
1995 Certificate in Theory & Performance Hagley Jazz School


Intermediate: Te Reo Māori


Intermediate: American - Californian | American - General | American - Ghetto | American - Midwest | Australian | European | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - N. Ireland

Singing Range

Alto | Female Tenor | Soprano

Singing Styles

Intermediate: Popular | Rock


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