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Make this years’ birthday gift incredibly special. 

I make it easy for families to celebrate the lives of their cherished Loved Ones with film, transforming experiences they may tell us were ‘just ordinary’ into something truly extraordinary.

I use high quality storytelling, emotional music & a simple process to capture the unique story of a Loved One’s life that can be watched and shared over and over with future generations.

A special gift for the whole family.

Five Star Ratings

“As much as my mum’s really humble and didn’t want to seem important. She is important to us. And to have these films is priceless.”

Sophie Gibbs

Daughter of Cherished Loved One

Five Star Ratings

“the process was straight forward & easy & the product speaks volumes for Dave’s professionalism. It’s a priceless memento”

Andy Carbery

Son of Cherished Loved One

Five Star Ratings

“When I first saw the Director’s cut, I was so impressed. It was incredibly professional & looked like we’d shot a documentary.”

Kat Ashmead

Niece of Cherished Loved One

CELEBRATE LIFE

I make film production easy. Forming honest, authentic & trustworthy connections with people helps me to elicit their stories and illuminate unique traits, often taken for granted by family members.

WITH STORYTELLING

My storytelling skills lie in distilling genuine emotions and life experiences into visually engaging narratives, creating impactful and memorable cinematic portraits of older people.

FOR GENERATIONS

My unique style unlocks impactful life learnings. I ask questions that younger family members might not ask today, but they’ll benefit from hearing the answers for years to come.

The Director’s cut.

I provide the full interview (approx 1 hour) and the very special Director’s cut.

The Director’s Cut is a professionally edited 12-minute-long film that blends highlights from your loved one’s interview with beautiful moving images I record on the day, supplied photos and a delicate music track to create a magical experience that will make your skin tingle every time you watch it.

Plus you receive your film on a USB stick and private webpage so it can be watched and shared over and over for generations to come.

Watch Barbara’s film.

Testimonials.

Sophie explains how important it is to create permanent memories & even though her children are still young, she knows when they’re older the films  of her Mum will be really special.

Andy talks about his need to make a film to capture his Dad’s essence before it was too late. He says the process was easy and the finished film is a fantastic, permanent reminder of his Dad.

Kat explains why she was so impressed with the Director’s cut film, how she learned new things about her Auntie and found it delightful how kind and welcoming Dave made them all feel.

Every story starts with three easy steps.

3 Simple Steps to get started

We have options for every budget.

The basic pack

Includes the essential interview topics: Early Memories, Education & Career, Historical Events, Technology & Change, Family & Travel.

 

The standard pack

Includes the basic pack topics plus: Life Lessons, Challenges and Resilience, Love and Relationships.

 

The premium pack

Includes the standard pack topics plus: Hobbies & Passions, Reflection, Passing & Life Advice, and your Director’s cut film.

MOST POPULAR

PREMIUM

Malcolm at the beach

✅ 13 Interview topics

✅ Beautiful 12-min Director’s cut film

✅ Footage from outside home to capture emotional depth

✅ Footage from around home to support more visual story

✅ Old family photos added to films to connect memories

✅ Final films provided on exclusive USB drive

✅ Final films easy to view & share on personal webpage

$3,990 inc GST

Summer Special*

$2,990 inc GST

*offer valid until 23:59, 31 March 2024

STANDARD

Barbara Garden Smile

✅ 9 Interview topics

❌ Beautiful 12-min Director’s cut film

❌ Footage from outside home to capture emotional depth

✅ Footage from around home to support more visual story

✅ Old family photos added to film to connect memories

✅ Final film provided on exclusive USB drive

✅ Final film easy to view & share on personal webpage

$2,290 inc GST

BASIC

Barbara Interview

✅ 6 Interview topics

❌ Beautiful 12-min Director’s cut film

❌ Footage from outside home to capture emotional depth

❌ Footage from around home to support more visual story

✅ Old family photos added to film to connect memories

✅ Final film provided on exclusive USB drive

❌ Final Film easy to view & share on own webpage

$1,980 inc GST

Download, Print & Share.

Printing and mailing a document to your loved one can help them grasp the project more easily.

 

20% off for Feb only

Offer valid until midnight on Thursday 29 February 2024. A Deposit of at least 10% for the full value of the job must be received on or before this date.

Please use the discount code “LEAP YEAR” on the form below.

Get Started.

FAQs.

How long does it take?

We only need one morning with you to film everything.

We’ll share your edited film/s to review within around a week.

I live in a small home - how much space do you need?

I’ve shot many interviews with people in small spaces.

My goal is to be unintrusive so I have a basic, small camera and lights set up with a mic for your collar.

I don’t feel comfortable on camera – what if I make a mistake?

I love listening to the stories and learnings from wise elders like you.

We can go at whatever pace you’re comfortable with and I can delete anything you’re not happy with at any time.

Do I have to stick to the agreed questions?

If you’re on the basic or standard package, it’s best that we stick to the questions on the list to ensure we don’t go over time.

The premium package has lots more space to add or remove questions to suit you.

And of course, if there’s anyone or a certain time you want to avoid talking about, it’s entirely up to you.

Can I have a support person with me?

Yes – You’re more than welcome to invite someone along to be with you for the whole interview – as long as they don’t laugh or cry out loud!

It seems a lot of money to spend on myself.

A good way to see the film is that It’s a gift from your family for your family. They’re creating something special to remember you by when you’re gone.

Can we break up the payments?

Sure. I usually ask that clients pay $500 deposit before we start, then the balance on completion.

How do you supply the final films?

I provide the films on a USB drive. These video files can be shared with anyone who has a computer.

And depending on the package you purchase, you’ll also be provided with a bespoke, private webpage which makes sharing easy.

Why do you supply the Directors Cut in High definition?

This is so the film can be watched on a big TV screen at an event or celebration.

Partners.

Eldernet
GreyPower
Swansong
Bowel Cancer
A Memory Tree
Hospice NZ
Compassionate Communities
Hot Butter Productions