Stephanie Halber is a remarkable individual who has demonstrated true grit and passion inside the film community. Her background includes a broad range of experiences, including performer, casting director, producer, and film judge, and she draws upon her multi-faceted perspective to inspire others to pursue their passion. With more than a decade of experience to draw upon, Stephanie is a shining example of the resiliency and dedication necessary to thrive in this industry. Her steadfast commitment to her craft is unmatched by many, and her love for the art of filmmaking fuels her every move. Stephanie is well-regarded in the film community, having paved the way for countless aspiring professionals to follow their passions in this challenging industry. With her exceptional leadership skills, coupled with her boundless talent and unwavering commitment, Stephanie continues to inspire all those around her to push the boundaries and to strive for greatness within the world of film.

Stephanie is an experienced casting director who has worked on several projects. She has been in charge of casting actors for a Disney music video of Descendants 3, a commercial for Bell Media and TVB Network Television, “Another Era” out of Hong Kong, virtual reality projects, a Christmas feature film, award-winning short films, and a musical ensemble for Reliant Music.

Stephanie has seen thousands of auditions and started working in casting by assisting other casting directors as a camera operator and reader. Today, she still has the permission to cast actors through Casting Workbook, which gives her a unique perspective on the casting industry.


The Zoom Film Festival, which is regarded as one of the top film
competitions in British Columbia, focuses on the participation of middle and high school students, who are encouraged to unleash their creative talents and present competitive short films of their own making in a 72 hour film contest. Stephanie is extremely thrilled to be given the opportunity of contributing her knowledge and experience to the Festival as a Judge and Sponsor and is eagerly looking forward to fourth year in the upcoming Fall season when the next batch of aspiring filmmakers will once again be showcasing their talents.

Our studio editor Jake, won the competition when we has a a young filmmaker (over 15 years ago) and was awarding with a full film scholarship.

The festival has a history of offering students, workshops, film equipment, full and partial scholarships to local schools including VFS, New Image collage and many more giving students the opportunity to study acting, film and animation.

We deeply appreciate what a huge impact an opportunity can have on changing the course of a kids life. She believes fervently in supporting the youth of today, who she believes hold the key to the future of our local industry, and is committed to helping them achieve their dreams and aspirations.


Stephanie is an accomplished film producer with an impressive track record of overseeing 25+ successful projects from start to finish, many of which have screened at prestigious film festivals worldwide. Her expertise and attention to detail have contributed to the success of each project she has taken on. With her keen eye for quality and dedication to excellence, Stephanie has established herself as a respected figure in the Vancouver film industry. 


Stephanie teaches at her home studio on the boarder of Surrey/Langley (40min drive from Vancouver) in British Columbia’s thriving Hollywood North. She also teaches online with clients in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, and beyond! 

We teach all ages! From kids to seniors and everyone in between, all ages are welcome! Our youngest actor ever to book a role was only 3.5 years old! We have also helped many seniors with auditions and getting ready for set! No matter your age, it’s never to early or to late to perform! 


  • Professional photography backdrops for your perfect blue screen audition.
  • 4K Sony Camcorder, never out of focus.
  • Rode Mic
  • Studio Lighting
  • In house professionally edited tapes, done by our editor Jake.

AKA Stephanie’s Secret Club House!

  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Senheisser
  • Solid State Logic Interface
  • Editing done on ProTools
  • Music Stand
  • Fun LED lights
  • Complimentary Acting Folder is provided for all of your homework when you start private lessons.
  • SD cards are an extra $10 charge to save all of your class work
  • Please bring a copy of your sides, though we can print them in a pinch! Stephanie is environmentally friendly and will use her iPad.
  • Please come with your lines memorized as best as you can! This allows Stephanie time for more detailed coaching.
  • Stephanie will send you a complimentary Self Tape Guide at the time of booking.
  • We have a variety of complimentary toiletries including hair products, guest toiletries and first aid kit.
  • We have a famous jar of Welches if you need a little snack!  
  • Please bring a water bottle.

We use imagination, empathy and body awareness. Acting techniques stem from a variety of ideologies about acting. However, we do not use any “method acting” techniques at the studio. Your emotional consent, mental health and career longevity is extremely important to us. We only use ethical practises when working with actors, especially kids, to respect your well being. We are constantly researching new ways to train actors in more meaningful and respectful ways. We believe in respecting boundaries and that keeping your personal integrity should be paramount in this industry. We keep Kids Help Phone cards in our washroom so every actor can access confidential help if they need it. We maintain open communication with families and agents, so that your wellbeing comes first. 

We embrace neurodiversity and understand that different brains think in different ways. We all have different views and processes the world around us a little differently. Many of our clients are neurodivergent, and we do our best to come up with new ways to coach our clients to offer them support. 

  • Ample guest parking!
  • Shopping! 5 min away from Willowbrook Mall, Costco, SuperStore, Walmart, Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart, Banks, Homesense, Winners, Pet Stores, Tim Horton’s and anything else you might need!
  • Roam the grounds while you are waiting for your actor to finish, with a picnic area and gazebo by the pond with lots of neighbourhood paths to walk your dog!

We understand that life…happens! We kindly ask that you give us 24 hours notice when cancelling or rescheduling a class, and that all credits are used within one year of purchase. 

Please note that we have the right to refuse any client at anytime if we aren’t a good fit. 

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE STUDIO SICK! You will put Stephanie and all the students we teach at risk. This is a major concern for actors who have to go to set on short notice. We are happy to make online arrangements for the safety of everyone here at the studio.

We are a dog friendly studio! Cleo and Troy are both hypoallergenic Havanese x Yorkies. They love to encourage actors with lots of cuddles and sitting in the audience. Troy used to model for national furniture companies, like Urban Barn and Article! He loves to sit on the mark with our actors. Our dogs have been featured in many commercial self tapes! They will be very excited to see you! 

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