Family and corporate video documentaries

Let’s Tell Your Story

Multi award-winning journalist and documentary maker John Francis offers you:

Personal life stories

Family histories

Community videos

• Business and corporate histories

Your video produced for the Internet to share with family, friends or clients worldwide. Or if you prefer, DVD only

We video your memories or those of your loved ones, so they ‘keep on living, and keep on giving.’

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Choose your video or print option:

Your video interview

Personal life stories and family histories start with the interview. It’s the essential first step. Don’t let those memories slip away!

Your documentary

Your video fully produced with interviews, ‘action’ sequences, precious photos and memorabilia, music, captions, the lot

Biographies, memoirs

Your story, of any length and style, with favourite photos. Select the book only option, or choose a video/print package

 

Our video production is focussed on your unique, personal story

Why choose us? Depth of experience!

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Writer, editor, video producer

Our principle, John Francis was an international award-winning freelance radio documentary producer for the ABC. Between 1967 and 1971 he recorded life in Outback Australia. He was a reporter on the national current affairs shows AM and PM, and foundation member of 2JJ (Now Triple J FM).

John founded and for 22 years ran New Zealand’s most respected youth magazine, Tearaway, which won many journalism and design awards. In 2002 he was New Zealand Publisher of the Year.

John is a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow, through the Carter Centre, Atlanta, USA.

Life story video samples

Our video production service brings to life your personal, family, community or business story, making sure it is compelling and entertaining viewing.

Brief excerpts from a personal life story video

Brief excerpts from a multi-interview family history video

 

What’s YOUR story? Who is it for? What’s the best way to bring it to life?

Perhaps it’s your own life story, to pass on to present and future generations. Or it might be the life history of one or more loved ones. Or the story of a business founder or CEO. Perhaps you want to tell the story of your actual business, encouraging more customers. John will spend time with you, drawing out the unique elements of your story, and how best to tell it. It might be a simple video or audio-only interview. Or a fully produced, lively documentary. Or a book. Or a combination or these. The journey begins with our first, no-obligation conversation.

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Testimonials

A worthy souvenir for our children & grandchildren

‘We would like to thank John Francis for a video depicting our family history in such a professional, precise and entertaining manner. It will be a worthy souvenir for our children & grandchildren to remember their forebears.’

Herbert & Jan PalmerCREATION: A DVD with extended interview, candid sequences, and slideshow

My family is delighted with the outcome

‘I’ve been wanting to capture our family history for many years. John made it easy. He’s a thorough professional and my family is delighted with the outcome.’

Grant RuleCREATION: A five-DVD full documentary set, covering five generations

John brought a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to the project

‘John Francis was engaged by the Immigration Museum to film and interview eight participants in five locations across Australia. John showed excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to make interviewees comfortable about sharing their stories in front of the camera, and addressing topics with sensitivity, as the subject matter was often challenging. John brought a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to the project and was a pleasure to work with.’

Lisa CollinsExhibition Manager, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

Thanks to Let’s Remember This, we have an heirloom for future generations

‘Many times, while searching my Family Tree, I’ve thought ‘if only I knew the personalities of these kinsmen?’ Now thanks to the interviewing by John Francis of Let’s Remember This, we have an heirloom for future generations. They’ll know their ancestors and their traits, which they may see in themselves. John’s research was thorough, and the interviewing, filming, editing and narration was excellent.’

Jill TuckettCREATION: A five-DVD full documentary set, covering five generations

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