Featuring an emerging scientist from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Renewal is a heart-warming story of transformation and restoration. Supported by HHMI and Tangled Bank Studios, this short film is part of HHMI's "Think Like A Scientist" series. It is also a follow-up to a feature film by the same Producer, chronicling the largest dam removal in history. This film was published in Nautilus Magazine with an essay by featured scientist Cameron Macias. 

return of the River
feature documentary, 2014

“Hell-raising documentary filmmaking at its best, packed with natural beauty and a comforting message that hope is not lost for our bruised planet.”

Return of the River explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice and restoration, following a group of committed tribal members and activists who attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down. 


short documentary, 2016

A short film featuring scientists assessing the biodiversity of a single old growth tree in Olympic National Park, made during the National Park centennial celebration. Filmed in the Hoh River Valley, Olympic Peninsula. 

safe passage
short documentary, 2015

This film features two Northwest tribes working to protect the Salish Sea between the US and Canada, and their traditional fishing grounds, in the face of growing pressure from fossil fuel exports through Pacific Northwest waterways. This film was made in conjunction with Friends of the San Juans and the Conservation Media Group. 


climate change: an intimate portrait, VIDEO ART PROJECT, 2011

Still from a short film designed for a gallery setting, filmed in and among tidewater glaciers of Southeast Alaska. This video art piece continues to circulate as part of an international group exhibit, Water, Water Everywhere. The work has also screened at the Kumho Art Museum in Seoul, Korea.

Katrina Stories, 2005

Filmed several months after Hurricane Katrina, on the Mississippi Coast, the Katrina Stories series featured short profiles with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, in small towns devastated by the storm's tidal surge. These vignettes about the damage and recovery effort, well beyond New Orleans, were created to help build sister-city relationships with Bay St. Louis and Waveland Mississippi. Co-produced by Jane Champion and Jessica Plumb. 


“Jessica Plumb is resourceful, highly organized, and very professional. I highly recommend Jessica for her intelligence, organizational ability, dynamism, and good humored self assurance. She is a rarity: a genuine leader, not a self-promoter.”
—Molly Paul, former project manager, Boston Natural Areas Fund