Lantern Films are driven by the people who have lived the story.

We work across a range of mediums including documentary, animation, and live action. Lantern uses a unique collaborative process, ensuring that our films meet the needs of our clients while being driven by the people who have lived the story. Our films shift how people understand the world.

"reno nation" home improvement series

Shot in Kanaka Bar and created for Fraser Basin Council and Community Power, a series of videos for contractors and community members, outlining energy efficiency measures specific to older homes in Indigenous communities.
Documentary, "Reality"

City of Reconciliation: Plaza Renaming

Created for the City of Vancouver, as a pronunciation and public awareness guide, for the Indigenous renaming of two high-profile city plazas.

salish sea orcas

Created for the David Suzuki Foundation to raise awareness about the declining Salish Sea orcas.

sherwin strong: disability pride 2017

A short film made in collaboration with Inclusion BC, which follows Sherwin Strong -- a self-advocate for BC's inclusion movement.

aatse davie school

This short film, presented as a day in the life of a teacher and a student of the Aatse Davie school in Kwadacha, showcases the unique opportunities and challenges that come with living and working as a teacher in an Indigenous community.

indigenous cultural competency series

A series of 5 educational videos created to inform early childhood educators about working on unceded Coast Salish territory. Created via a partnership between the Musqueam Nation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, City of Vancouver, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and other community partners.
Documentary interviews

first nations youth health & wellness p.s.a.

Public service announcements created for the First Nations Health Authority. Lantern worked with youth attending three Northern BC FNHA events to create a video over the course of a single day.
PSA, youth work, workshopping

Kwadacha by the River

This 20 minute film tells the story of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and its' impact on Kwadacha. The Dam was constructed on the Peace River in the late 1960s. It remains one of the largest dams in the world, affecting an area the size of France.

This could be oil

Created for the Georgia Straight Alliance and the Rainforest Conservation Foundation this short animation describes the findings of a drift card experiment that mapped possible oil spills on the Salish Sea. 

empty homes tax animation

Created for the City of Vancouver to provide information on the Empty Homes Tax.

The Story Behind Disability Pride 2017

This short documentary created for Inclusion B.C. features interviews with self-advocates about what diversability pride means to them and how they would like to celebrate disability pride 2017. 
Documentary interviews

Disability Pride 2017 trailer

This short animated trailer inspires organizations to become involved in Inclusion B.C.'s Disability Pride 2017.

Blue is the new green: Urban Solutions to the global freshwater crisis

Six short educational films for a Massive Open Online Course. Students learned about innovative urban solutions to the global water crisis with inspiring real-life examples from architects, engineers, planners, ecologists, and artists.
Documentary interviews, time-lapse photography, animation, motion graphics

A Home Warming story

A Home Warming Story uses paper stop motion animation to tell the story of Janet Donald, an elder who lived in Kwadacha First Nation, a northern BC community. Janet speaks about her experience in a 2011 pilot project, which looked at energy costs and identified opportunities for reducing energy consumption in 11 households.
Stop-motion paper animation

Under the rainbow

Under the Rainbow, produced by the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, is a documentary about how poverty affects queer and trans youth in British Columbia. The film follows the life of Shawnee, a queer high school student facing family rejection, hunger, and homelessness. After being thrown out of her home, she finds herself couch-surfing with strangers and living a life of daily insecurity and vulnerability. And her story is not uncommon: one in four queer and trans youth are forced out of their homes.