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.


Kwadacha by the River

This 20 minute film tells the story of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and it's 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. 
Animation


empty homes tax animation

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


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.
Animation

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.
Documentary