Video memoirs – personal life story documentaries

Capture your family life stories and precious memories in video memoirs. These powerful visual memories tell personal stories and memories of loved ones past and present in a beautiful biographical documentary, so the stories (and the personalities of the storytellers) are not forgotten.

The older generation doesn’t have the digital footprint that the current generation has, so when they have gone from our lives their stories will also be gone – unless we SAVE them.  So get started with saving your family memoirs on video today!

These keepsake documentary videos capture precious stories and memories forever.

Capture not only the story, but the true essence, voice, tone & personality of the storyteller.

Seeing and hearing the voice of a loved one on video – sharing their story, insights, feelings and memories of their life is something to be treasured forever.  A video memoir truly is a priceless gift for both current and future generations.

Online & in-person video memoirs

  • Online video memoir production – from $550.
    Perfect for interviewing family overseas or in other parts of the country, these are recorded online in studio quality. Old photos, music & titles are added at the editing stage. More information is on Video Memoir packages page.
  • Fully edited in-person video memoir production – from $995.
    A face to face video interview shoot plus production of a professional, documentary style video memoir edited to include additional footage, photos, music & titles.  See some fully edited memoir examples here.

More information is on our video memoir packages page, or you can book a free call to discuss your life story memoir video needs.

I also offer tailored video packages, funeral tribute videos, night classes in Wellington (to be available online in 2024) and video coaching if you have specific needs.

Contact me if you have any questions at all.

FREE list of 30 life story interview questions

Complete the form below to receive a list of 30 life story interview questions.

This list is a mix of questions, ranging from early life to later life, and include some great thought-provoking questions (such as “If you could change 1 thing in the world, what would it be and why?”).  You may not need to use all 30 questions in the story you create, or you may not like some of the questions.  It’s your story – so you decide.

Get video memoir tips on YouTube

Video memoirs

The Saving Family Memories YouTube channel is loaded with tips, ideas & inspiration to help families save their loved ones’ stories on video.  I want to make sure as many stories and memories as possible are saved as video memoirs for future generations to enjoy.

The YouTube channel name is Saving Family Memories so spread the word about the channel and help families save the stories of their loved ones.

Book a FREE call to discuss video memoir ideas

Book a 20 minute free call to discuss your memoirs video and what you’d like to include. Let’s connect and make sure that your family stories and memories don’t get lost or forgotten.

Share family stories & memories with loved ones

Once your life story video memoir is completed and saved in digital form, the MP4 file can easily be played on your phone, ipad, laptop, computer and even cast to your television on a smart TV.

The MP4 file is stored on Cloud storage, so it can be easily accessed and shared with friends and family all around the world.  It can also be downloaded onto a USB stick if you would like that option too.

Video memoirs

Your story matters

You never know what is around the corner, so get your story in the can while you can.  Creating a video memoir that shares your personality, hopes and life values is the greatest gift you can give to future generations.

Your story matters, and can help others to heal and thrive.  Don’t let it be lost or forgotten.

Book a 20 minute free call to discuss your memoirs video and let’s make it happen.

Everyone has a story worth sharing

EVERYONE has a story worth sharing.

Contact me for a free 20 minute call and let’s get started on saving the precious stories and memories of your family in a video memoir.

Video memoir gift vouchers

Give your loved one a life story video gift voucher, so they can record their story when they’re ready to do so.

Other family members and friends can also contribute by buying a gift voucher, and can choose vouchers valued from $50 up to $550.

Contact me to order a gift voucher for a life story video memoir.  They really do make the perfect Christmas or birthday gift.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months.

Why use video for memoirs?

Imagine being able to watch someone you love sharing their stories and true essence on camera in their own words.  What a priceless gift for future generations to share.

Facial expressions and mannerisms add so much to what you share with others – and bring the story to life.  There’s no better way to capture the emotion of a story and personality of the storyteller than with video.

Your family wants to inherit your stories, not your stuff.

What my clients say

Video memoirs

“I was so glad to find a company that made videos of life stories, as I had been keen to get my father-in-law’s childhood war stories documented.

Finding Nicola was a godsend and relief.

I was a bit nervous, but she was so kind and understanding and came up with lots of ideas to get what we could, despite Dad’s dementia.

We ended up with such a beautiful family momento that we gave to all the children and grandchildren.  Also so nice to have something for future generations who may not even get to know him.  We had a fun mix of facts and stories, photos and humour that I think it captured his true personality.

Future generations will never comprehend what his generation went through or how times were so different so I’m so happy to have the video forever We are going to get Nicola to make a video of my own parents next.”

– Jo

NEW: Family Tributes at funerals

We hear some great stories at funerals.

Imagine being able to collect individual stories and memories from the family and friends after the service and save them in a beautiful tribute video?

Find out more here:

>> Saving tributes and stories at funerals

The Moving Memories story

Video memoirs

Moving Memories is dedicated to the memory of my dear Dad, Tony Parker.  After losing Dad at just 78 years young in 2018 without saving his stories, I wanted to help families preserve their family stories on video.

Too many stories get lost when our family members pass away, and by sharing stories on video it keeps them alive – and families get to see and hear the stories directly from the storyteller.  They get to experience their voices, facial expressions, intonation and personality.

This is why I am so passionate about Moving Memories.  I want everyone to have the opportunity to save stories and precious memories of loved ones so they don’t get lost or forgotten, and I feel privileged to do this work.  I know that my Dad would be proudly encouraging me too.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel