Private Project

I Baked Him a Cake

  • Vanessa Ionta Wright
    Rainy Season
  • Samantha Kolesnik
    The Price of Bones, Rainy Season
  • Stephanie Wyatt
  • Bela Attila Kovacs
  • Michael Sherry
  • Samantha Kolesnik
  • Evgenii Kolesnik
  • Lillian Gray
    Key Cast
  • Fleece
    Key Cast
  • Henrik A. Meyer
    Director of Photography
  • Brandon Taylor
    Rainy Season, Death House, The Price of Bones
  • Emily Chomuik
    Art Director
  • Michael Stuart
    Sound Mixer
  • Michael Sherry
  • Ross Childress
  • Nadine Al-Remaizan
    Special Effects Artist
    Rainy Season
  • Sean Hamilton
    Sound Recordist
  • Michael Sherry
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Bela Attila Kovacs
    2nd Assistant Camera
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Nightmares Film Festival
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    October 20, 2017
    Ohio Premiere
    Nominated, Best Short Screenplay
  • FilmQuest
    United States
    September 14, 2018
    Utah Premiere
    Nominated, Minerva Award
  • HorrorHound Film Festival
    United States
    March 23, 2018
  • Tally Shorts Film Festival
    Tallahassee, FL
    United States
    January 27, 2018
  • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
    Jim Thorpe, PA
    United States
    June 10, 2017
    Nomination, Best Horror/Sci-Fi
  • Halloween Horror Picture Show
    Tampa, FL
    United States
    September 30, 2017
  • IndieWorks
    Long Island City, NY
    United States
    October 24, 2017
  • Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
    Cary, NC
    United States
    October 28, 2017
  • Dead in Decatur
    Decatur, IL
    United States
    October 13, 2017
    Illinois Premiere
  • Frostbiter Icelandic Horror Film Festival
    November 10, 2017
    Iceland Premiere
    Nominated Best International Short
  • Southern Shorts Awards
    Roswell, GA
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    Georgia Premiere
    Award of Merit, Best Directing and Best Screenwriting, Award of Excellence, Production Design, Sound Design, and Cinematography
  • Buried Alive! Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    November 18, 2017
  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
    Charleston, SC
    United States
    May 26, 2018
    South Carolina Premiere
  • Space Jam Multimedia Fest
    Parkersburg, WV
    United States
    June 29, 2018
  • MARCON Convention
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    May 11, 2018
  • Steel City Underground Film Festival
    Linz, Austria
    September 21, 2018
    Austria Premiere
Director Biography - Vanessa Ionta Wright

Vanessa Ionta Wright is a film director and producer based in the metro Atlanta, GA region. She is the owner of Above the Line Artistry as well as the co-founder and Festival Director of the Women in Horror Film Festival (

Vanessa recently collaborated with Mark Simon (One Missed Call), David Irwin (House of 1000 Corpses), Josh Oliver (Oculus) on her 2nd film with writer/producer Samantha Kolesnik, "RAINY SEASON". I BAKED HIM A CAKE is the pair's first film together.

Vanessa graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Video Production & Film. She is a lifelong fan of cinema, most especially the horror genre.

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Director Statement

I BAKED HIM A CAKE is an atmospheric horror short which subverts the typical paradigm of women's representation as prey in horror films.

The film is adapted from writer/producer Samantha Kolesnik's short story of the same title, which was published in the Spring 2016 issue of horror lit mag, Hypnos Magazine.

It was tremendous fun to work on a horror short which leaves a lot to the imagination, and which relies so strongly on ambiance. It was also a pleasure to work with such a talented diverse crew. Women are so often under-represented behind-the-scenes in horror films, so to be able to work on a film which had women in the roles of producer, director, writer, art director, and SFX, plus lead talent, was exhilarating.

Lastly, the score of this film is a character in and of itself. Ross Childress, former lead guitarist of Collective Soul, composed the music for I BAKED HIM A CAKE, and it lends to the emotional process in a way only music can.