Community planning video production and engagement
We foster dialogue, build awareness, and inspire change.

Video training and curriculum development
We provide video and digital storytelling training.

Youth engagement and video creation
We use multimedia as a public education tool.

Educational documentary videos
We create educational documentary videos.

Our Approach

We work collaboratively to create documentary and community planning videos that inspire, educate, and advocate for change.

Collaborate  Our seven-step collaborative video process enables clients and project participants to develop new skills, engage in dialogue, and strengthen connections.

Integrate Our engagement strategies and documentary videos are integrated into planning processes and educational platforms.

Change Our distinctive collaborative approach strengthens connections between people, communities, and policy. Participants take ownership over their ideas and bring them forward, advocating for change.


Blue is the New Green
University of British Columbia

Educational documentary videos for an online UBC course featuring innovative urban solutions to the global water crisis.


Cambie Can Be
City of Vancouver

Youth engagement strategy and collaborative video developed in partnership with the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

A Community Remembers
urban ink

First Nations youth interview Elders about their stories of growing up around Williams Lake, BC.





It was a true pleasure working with Jessica Hallenbeck. She really listened to our needs and ideas and implemented them in a professional, creative and technically knowledgeable manner. She is a team player who blended in well and discreetly to our events and meetings. Her service provided all the technical know how and support but allowed our video productions to be our own.”

Elana Zysblat
Programming Director Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Jessica Hallenbeck is the type of mentor that provides empowerment to youth by ensuring they are able to reach their full potential. Her knowledge, professionalism, personality, and undeniable passion for the work that she does makes me look forward to working with her every time. Most of all, Jessica is able to model her ethics and values within her work. I owe Jessica much gratitude for her dedicated hard work towards youth like me and with the community.

Peggy Lam
Youth participant

Jessica is a talented editor that can deliver a stunning video, and a fabulous support for youth, listening for their passion and lead in what they want to say. Jessica works well with all members of the team, and skillfully helped us finish a community video that we are very proud of, both its beauty and its message. Her commitment and integrity around working in communities makes her a highly valuable team member, someone we can trust in any situation. I look forward to an opportunity to work with Jessica again.”

Cathy McDonald
General Manager, urban ink productions

Client List

British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
City of Richmond
City of Vancouver
Embrace BC
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Orcas Island Community Foundation
Peace it Together


Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia
South Vancouver Neighborhood House
Southeast Vancouver Seniors’ Arts and Cultural Society (SEVSACS)
urban ink
University of British Columbia 
Vancouver Biennale                             


We work collaboratively to create videos that inspire, educate, and strengthen relationships.




Jessica Hallenbeck

The President of Hallenbeck Consultants, Jessica is a professionally trained filmmaker and community planner with over ten years of experience in documentary video production, participatory video facilitation, and digital storytelling. As a producer, filmmaker and editor on over 60 videos, Jessica has extensive expertise in developing effective videos, innovative engagement strategies, and implementation plans.


e: jh@hallenbeckconsultants.com
p: 778-928-5377

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