Amanda Rose Schellenberg
Program Coordinator and Registered Social Worker
Amanda has a passion for filmmaking and social entrepreneurship. While pursuing her Bachelor of Social Work at UBC, Amanda would always look for ways to include her love for film in her practice. She has produced, written and directed several short films surrounding the theme of challenging stereotypes and advocating for social change.
Her experience as a Registered Social Worker includes coordinating community-based programs for youth with disabilities and their families; acting as a student advocate for Indigenous post-secondary youth; as well as assisting with the marketing of new programs for the YWCA Metro Vancouver.
As much as Amanda loves spending time behind-the-scenes, she equally enjoys being in front of the camera as a broadcaster and actor. Amanda has appeared as a co-host for ShawTV’s television show, Go! Okanagan. Herself, along with co-host Doug Brown, would be found out in the community each week interviewing patrons at local events and sharing their stories. In 2014, Amanda won the award for Best Actress at the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmakers Showcase for her work in Eye Love You, a film directed and produced by Chelsea McEvoy
Amanda’s lifelong goal involves creating a social enterprise that equally combines her love for film with her love for social work. She is excited to be a part of the Frames Film Program and Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House and bring that goal to reality.