God Bless The
Created by Vanessa Benton
In 2035, a new global law called The Promise Land Bill 1200 has forced every country to drastically reduce its population to combat climate change. Created by Vanessa Benton, God Bless The Promise Land is a pre-apocalyptic horror television series and mixed media narrative set in a pre-apocalyptic America and the future impact of climate change on front line communities.
God Bless the Promise Land is an immersive narrative/alternate reality game set in an America that has been ravaged by the impact of climate change on frontline communities. Benton invites you into an immersive and interactive world using Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Tumblr, podcasts, live feeds, email blasts, and file drops from her character Harley. The journey starts at PLDLS.com!
Vanessa Benton is a black genre writer, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who specializes in creating large and often horrific worlds. Her stories are grounded in the psychological trauma that women of color and marginalized people face in those worlds. A graduate of New York University, Vanessa is currently staffed on a new drama/fantasy series set to air on a popular streaming platform (TBA). She previously worked as a writer/producer on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.
She began her career as the showrunner’s assistant to Terri Kopp on BET’s IN CONTEMPT and later as the showrunner’s assistant to Peter Nowalk on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Vanessa has written for the scripted, story-driven podcast, HAUNTED PLACES, and HISTORICAL FIGURES, on Parcast Network. She is the co-creator and co-host of an entertainment podcast, WE WENT TO SCHOOL FOR THIS, a comedy podcast where she and her co-host use their film degrees and viewpoints as women of color to discuss and dissect TV shows.
GBPL was supported by an exceptional group of mentors including fellow Becoming America grantees Mikhael Tara Garver, Shawn Taylor, John Jennings and Cheryl Sloan.