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Capturing family legacy and love stories on film.

Family, Film, and Life is a Bellingham, Washington production company specializing in family lifestyle and legacy documentary films.

Legacy Documentary Films

What is a Legacy Film?

A Legacy Film is generally a short documentary featuring the life stories and memories of a living family member. A film gives them a platform to share their life’s accomplishments, memories, and special moments on a professional produced short film.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of a Legacy Film are numerous. As the film portrays your loved-ones triumphs, values, and life-lessons, the film becomes a source of strength and inspiration to family members, friends and many others. In addition, storytelling can be very healing and many people benefit from getting the opportunity to pass on their wisdom to others.

"People who have found their voice, shared their story, and reaffirmed their values often find a sense of peace and a hopefulness that they did not have before."

Sherry Hamby, Ph.D.

The Filming Process

Video Production Equipment

Unlike the massive equipment required for major motion films, our equipment is travel friendly and doesn’t take up too much space. We bring two cinematic cameras, two tripods, and two lights. We’re able to film in a small room given the small footprint of our equipment.

The Interview

The interview process is pretty straightforward. Before we arrive at your location, we will have discussed the interview questions with you beforehand. We strive for casual conversations on film to make everyone comfortable. Our job is to make you relaxed while ensuring a successful end product. On average, an interview takes about 2 hours.

B-Roll Footage

B-roll is additional footage to add to your legacy film. Instead of having you on camera the entire time, b-roll footage fills in areas for reference and creativity and helps set the tone of the legacy film. Shooting b-roll takes about an hour, depending on location and story.

Putting it All Together

You will have complete editorial control over your final legacy film. We invite you to join us during the editing process, or we will finalize the edit and send you a review link. We can always make changes and adjustments according to your wishes. We want to make sure you and your family are 100% happy with the final product. Editing time varies, but the average turnaround time is approximately 4-6 weeks.

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Family, Film, and Life is a Bellingham, Washington production company specializing in family lifestyle, weddings, and legacy documentary films.

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