UpperStory Films

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With backgrounds in independent film and documentary,

we bring feature film conventions

to promotional videos for businesses and nonprofits.

We’re a lot like our clients:






Founder and Creative Director

Jennifer Shanse


I found my passion for film and video in high school. After graduating from UBC’s film program, I spent a couple years in England in post-production and marketing. I was very lucky to attend the Marche at Cannes as part of Continent Film. My travels took me to Ghana, where I volunteered at local television station Coastal TV directing, shooting and editing documentaries and narratives. Before turning my sights on promotional video, I spent time on the Thai-Burma border where I shot and directed a documentary with New Zealand-based non-profit SpinningTop.


Besides my film background, I also have strong roots in small business. Growing up, I watched my father build his business. While attending university I helped build a retail business, and this is now my second small business. I know how hard it is, how much work and how many sacrifices it takes to be successful. Video marketing has helped a lot of companies drive sales, raise brand awareness and increase subscribers. I take what I learned in independent film and utilize it for small businesses and non-profits – a unique cinematic style for promotional filmmaking.

We believe in the power of video to inspire.