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Create a magical film about your Life.

Cherished Memories presents a remarkable opportunity for you to celebrate your own journey through the magic of film.

With our high-quality storytelling, emotive music, and streamlined process, the unique story of your life will be beautifully captured to be watched and shared with future generations.

Celebrate your journey with Cherished Memories.

CELEBRATE LIFE

This is an opportunity for you to honour your remarkable journey and capture wisdom from your life experiences.

WITH STORYTELLING

Discover captivating storytelling that beautifully captures the essence of your life journey in a cinematic portrait.

FOR GENERATIONS

I ask questions that younger family members might not ask today, but they’ll benefit from hearing your answers to for years to come.

​What’s the cost of not capturing your Story?

Empty Chair

Many of the people I speak to are busy with life, so they struggle to record memories themselves.

Without an easy way to capture your own stories, you might end up:

Not leaving a lasting Legacy

Not realising the true impact of your journey

Downplaying your successes

❌ Widening the gap between generations

Missing out on the richness of close bonds

Exiting this life without honoring your unique magic

Creating a film about your life should be straightforward, but many people don’t believe they’re worth it. And if they do, they might struggle to find a good camera person, ask the right questions, capture scenes that enhance storytelling, or edit a compelling film.

Some individuals may contemplate writing their autobiography, transcribing old diaries, or attempting to decipher noisy audio recordings from family gatherings. Others might opt to create a basic book, only for it to gather dust on a shelf.

 

We’re here to help you craft the cinematic gem your incredible journey deserves. Through a series of beautiful films, we’ll capture your wisdom and experiences.

These films will be showcased on a private webpage, allowing you to share them with family and friends around the world for generations to come.

Five Star Ratings

“My mum’s really humble and doesn’t want to seem important. But she is important to us. And to have these films is priceless.”

Sophie Gibbs

Barbara's Daughter

Capturing your Legacy changes everything.

Preservation of Wisdom: Entrusting Cherished Memories to capture the stories of your life, means your family’s legacy and unique experiences are preserved for future generations to cherish and celebrate.

Emotional Connection: Cherished Memories crafts magical films that evoke genuine emotions and bring to life the essence of your journeys, fostering a deep emotional connection among family members that lasts a lifetime.

Shareable and Timeless: The magical films created by Cherished Memories provide a private, timeless and shareable keepsake, ensuring that the stories and memories of your advertures are never forgotten.

Every story starts with three easy steps.

3 Simple Steps to get started

Five Star Ratings

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

Andy Carbery

Malcolm's Son

The Legacy Tribute Film.

I provide the full interview (approximately 1 hour), a 15-minute Director’s cut, and the very special Legacy Tribute Film.

The Legacy Tribute is a professionally edited 6-minute film that blends highlights from your interview with beautiful moving images recorded on the day, supplied photos, and a delicate music track to create a magical experience that will give your family goosebumps every time they watch it.

Additionally, you will receive your films on a USB stick and a private webpage, allowing them to be watched and shared repeatedly for generations to come.

Watch Barbara’s Legacy Tribute.

Five Star Ratings

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

Kat Ashmead

Barbara's Niece

You? Ordinary? Not a Chance! 

I often hear people say ‘there’s nothing special about my life.’

But here’s the thing, in New Zealand, that very ‘ordinariness’ is what makes you extraordinary. The Kiwi spirit, the resilience, the everyday adventures – these are the stories that bind families together.

Think of your own Grandparents.

Did they share tales of their youth or tell you their secrets to a happy relationship or fulfilling life?

Or did they just give you cakes and cuddles?

Elderly Aucklanders

Now imagine yourself. Wouldn’t it be an incredible gift to your grandchildren, a chance for them to see you, hear your voice, and truly know the person behind the stories?

Young Eyes

Don’t let your experience be theirs. Capture your amazing life story on film. This isn’t just about nostalgia, it’s about creating a legacy, a priceless treasure for your family.

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 Legacy Tribute film, how she learned new things about her Auntie and found it delightful how kind and welcoming Dave made them all feel.

We have options for every budget.

The Standard pack

Includes topics like Family, Work, 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.

The Legacy pack

Includes the same topics as Premium, your Director’s cut film, plus a special 6-min Legacy Tribute and a 1-min direct to camera, final word.

LEGACY

Barbara - still - watering

✅ 13 Interview topics

✅ 15-min Director’s cut film

✅ 6-min Legacy Tribute film

✅ 1-min final word 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

MOST POPULAR

$3,490 inc GST

PREMIUM

Barbara in Library

✅ 13 Interview topics

✅ 15-min Director’s cut film

❌ 6-min Legacy Tribute film

❌ 1-min final word 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

$2,990 inc GST

STANDARD

Barbara Interview

✅ 9 Interview topics

❌ 15-min Director’s cut film

❌ 6-min Legacy Tribute film

❌ 1-min final word 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 films easy to view & share on personal webpage

$2,290 inc GST

Download, Print & Share.

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

 

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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 everyday people 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 Standard package, it’s best that we stick to the questions on the list to ensure we don’t go over time.

The Premium & Legacy packages have 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 you to your family. They’d love for you to create something special to remember you by when you’re gone.

Don’t believe me?

Ask them.

Can we break up the payments?

Sure. I usually ask that clients pay $500 deposit before we start, then $1,000 before we shoot and 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.

Partners.

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