“Our mission is to serve the human family by helping individuals find fulfillment in creating a connection, an identity, and a belonging to their heritage. “
We preserve the lessons of today for the generations of tomorrow. Each individual has a life full of experiences that have immeasurable worth and impact. The documentaries and products we produce allow individuals, families and companies to have a voice in how history will remember them in their own voice and their own words.
We create products that inspire.
“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.”–Alex Haley
We create products that restore a human connection in a very real and palpable way; much like the front porch rocking chair conversations of a more genteel time. One on one, human to human—only we enhance the process for our digital era.
We bring our talents and technology to you to make it possible for such a remarkable project to come to life on film and in print…at a reasonable price and doable time frame. Because each story is personal we take the care to create the most beautiful product.
Archive (Reminisce) Day
On Reminisce day, your personal Biographer arrives and walks you through the process of gathering your thoughts as well as what to expect on the day of filming.
Your Biographer, with your help, will sort through photos, letters, documents, memorabilia…all the things that help tell your story in a beautiful and meaningful way, identifying those that will enhance your story the best.
At this time, your Biographer carefully scans and digitally organizes your photos, and other meaningful documents right at a personal scanning station set up in the comfort of your home.
During this process, your Biographer discovers your accomplishments, your passions, your hobbies, your talents; all those things that make up and help reveal the unique story of you. We take careful note of what is most important to you and your family.
Essentially, Reminisce Day lives up to it’s name and is a guided walk down memory lane.
This day typically runs between 4 and 6 hours.*
“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Inside he dullest exterior, there is a drama, a comedy, a tragedy.” – Mark Twain
Along with your Biographer, your complete film crew arrives. Always professional, our videographers take extra care to set up equipment in ways that best enhance you and your environment. You can expect cameras, lights, and a microphone.
During this stage of set-up, your Biographer will again walk you through the types of questions you can expect and prepare you to leave your legacy in your words.
As filming begins, your Biographer will lead you through your interview. You will find that you will quickly forget the cameras as you are immersed in the journey.
After your sit –down interview, your crew will take care to get additional footage that makes your documentary a beautiful one. From photos too large to scan, heirloom pieces, you interacting with your family, to participating in your favorite hobby… these are the scenes we are out to capture.
“The history of the world is not complete until your story is told.” – Unknown
This stage of filming is even more relaxed.
By the end of your Sojourn day, your life will have been documented, interviewed and filmed in a remarkable and gratifying fashion.
The process of completing your own personal documentary is now in the hands of our experts to be woven into a captivating heirloom to be treasured as it goes through the steps of editing, transcription, and design.
This day typically runs 4 hours – 1⁄2 hour setup, 2 hour interview, 1 hour extra footage, 1⁄2 hour take down.*
Fjor Films delivers your project in an impressive way. We produce and fully edit all the elements of your documentary and also include a beautiful coffee table book, DVDs and other digital tools that are stored in a stunning heirloom box.
Your Professionally Designed Book
Your coffee table book is bound in embossed leather. Each book we design is as unique as the person it highlights. We use your words, quotes and edited transcript from interviews to bring your story to life on the written page. Combine this with your photos and documents and our book designers create a treasure that requires no electricity, no batteries and no technological know how needed to enjoy. What a simple and beautiful way to reminisce and bring back the intimacy of conversation that pass on the lessons of life.
We all know that the spoken word is powerful. Stories, family memories, reflections—the biggest parts of life are historically shared by being heard.
Now Fjor Films is giving you the opportunity to bring your history to life. With Fjor Films Audiobooks you can enjoy your family history and stories like never before.
Using professional narrators and audiobook producers we offer the opportunity for you to listen to family histories, journals, reflections and more. Most family histories sit on shelves unread, but bringing your past to life in an audiobook will benefit you and future generations.
We offer digitization services for non-digital manuscripts and deliver the digital text as well as the produced audiobook. Pick and choose chapters and stories or let us produce and deliver your whole family history. Producing your family history and family journals as an audiobook will let a new generation enjoy and learn from the past. Enjoy your Fjor Films Audiobook on CD, MP3, and on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Here at Fjor Films we have a great love and a passion for our veterans and their stories. This love and passion fuels Hear Our Heroes; a program developed and partnered with the Nivota Foundation and StoryTagz to give veterans their own personal documentaries. If you are a veteran or know of one whose story should be preserved, please take a minute to apply to be a part of this historically significant project.
Any individual who has served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and has been honorably discharged may apply. There is no age limit and we encourage young and old alike to submit an application. What next: Once an application is submitted it goes straight to our selection committee (made up of veterans). Upon approval a member of Hear Our Heroes will contact you to begin the process of creating a personal documentary.
You can help by donating. Your contributions to this program enable us to preserve the compelling stories of these great men and women, providing deserving veterans and their families with a full-length, fully edited documentary. This program is invaluable for many reasons. It opens the avenue for history to be preserved by those who have lived it, not just left to the interpretation of a textbook author. To our veterans it provides an opportunity to tell the story of their service in their own words. To the families, it leaves a rich legacy for generations. To the world, it leaves an authentic history undistorted by time or agenda. These are stories worth remembering. Sitting across from these remarkable men and women, we find ourselves moved to tears, humbled to the core, and inspired by their selflessness, courage, and commitment.
Having meticulously spent the last two years honing this process, we are able to take what would normally cost between $45,000 and $90,000 and create a beautiful and compelling documentary for $7,000.00. We have it down to the penny and make sure every penny goes to this invaluable project.
No matter the level of donation, your name will appear in the final credits of the film. For donations of $10 or more get a signed certificate of appreciation for your donation in preserving history. Want to go all out? Fjor Films is offering customized incentives for companies or individuals who sponsor an entire documentary. Trust us, they’re worth it.
Heal through the sharing of your story, you are the author of your experiences. “Every day we lose slivers of history from our military men and women who have defended our freedoms. Some have never told their story; others have kept it buried in their minds. Let’s give them a voice.” – Col. (Ret.) Jimmy F Blackmon
Join our Valor Vault & you and your loved ones will have numerous resources at your fingertips. It’s free for life for any active duty military or veteran!
“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”– Winston Churchill
Because we’re in your shoes, we’re here to help you any way we can to preserve the memories of those who mean the most to you. So, contact us and we will help you turn your memories into a priceless & inspirational treasure.
Join our Fjor Member Vault & you and your loved ones will have numerous resources at your fingertips. Together, you can collectively shape and mold your biographical history. This is a shared platform that allows four people access along with your own membership. You get so many things we can only begin to list them. Here are a several:
Unlimited photo archive gallery
Leave unlimited, multiple sound bites that describe each photo
Film & post unlimited videos to begin building your own documentary
Record & post unlimited audio stories and/or sound bites
Contribute to an unlimited ongoing written history
Bring your personality & voice to future generations. Don’t put off recording your history one more day.