Jessica Hallenbeck

Film/Video / Photography

Jessica Hallenbeck

Teaching Languages: English, French



Jessica Hallenbeck is a filmmaker and community planner whose creative and teaching practices are guided by an ethics of taking care and the fundamental understanding that her work is on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. Her work is collaborative, involving skills training, sharing, and storytelling. She has worked with youth, adults, and seniors in a wide variety of settings including community centres and neighbourhood houses, classrooms, and youth corrections facilities.



Film/Video / Photography



“I cannot speak more highly of our artist collaborator, Jessica Hallenbeck. She was amazingly creative, and showed great expertise in inquiry and in teaching in general. Jessica had a great manner with our students, and was highly professional.” – Leanne McColl, Richmond School Board Consultant



This workshop will consist of two classroom-based sessions and two in-person meetings with the teacher to co-design the curriculum. As video is a time-consuming process to edit, curriculum will be designed around student- based storytelling and creating dynamic discussions and activities around the final video piece(s) created.


Suitable for 5 to Grade 12

2 classroom sessions of 120 minutes each (including 1 field trip) + 2 project planning sessions + 10 hours editing time


Required equipment/facility/materials/teacher Resources for Workshop:

Maximum 30 students per class


School District Availability:

Burnaby, New Westminister, North Vancouver, Richmond, Vancouver