Capture your family history on film - Why making Heirloom Films matters

As an estate planning specialist who deals with family legacies (the good, the bad and the ugly) I'd like to let you in on a secret.  The best gift you can give your family for Christmas (or any time) is affordable high-quality documentary about your loved ones.

Heirloom Films produce just that.  Documentaries about your loved ones to record life stories and preserve family history. Using interviews, photos and music, they create cinematic heirlooms for generations to come.

How it began

Heirloom Films was founded by award-winning documentary director, Simon Cunich (Disclosure: my son). When his grandma was diagnosed with dementia, Simon turned his filmmaking expertise toward a personal project: to record her life stories before it was too late. From 2 hours of interview footage Simon produced a 15-minute film that is cherished by the whole family.

Heirloom Films was established to give other families the same opportunity. To find out about how Heirloom Films can create a documentary for your family visit the WEBSITE

or call 1300 08 20 10.

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Why making Heirloom Films matters

Simon recently made a film about Pat, a lively 84 year old woman who alongside her husband ran a beer trucking business in the Hunter Valley for many years.

Sadly Pat passed away unexpectedly not long after the film was finished. Her son told us that the film captured “her dreams and childhood memories, the lifelong philosophies she has held dear, and the sense of achievement she expressed for her work with my father. In many ways I rediscovered my parents lives from an earlier time."

"What a fabulous gift for us. No photo album can ever offer the pride that this film has given our family."

What’s the most meaningful gift you can give?

It might not be your average stocking filler, but for many of our subjects, having a film made about them is a precious gift that shows them how much they are valued by their families. Our subjects are energised knowing their legacy will be kept alive for generations to come.
 

If you’re thinking of giving an Heirloom Films gift, we have a range of different packages available, starting at $1,499. Get in touch with Simon to find out more.

View the following story in your browser

 

Why making Heirloom Films matters

We recently made a film about Pat, a lively 84 year old woman who alongside her husband ran a beer trucking business in the Hunter Valley for many years.

Sadly Pat passed away unexpectedly not long after the film was finished. Her son told us that the film captured “her dreams and childhood memories, the lifelong philosophies she has held dear, and the sense of achievement she expressed for her work with my father. In many ways I rediscovered my parents lives from an earlier time."

"What a fabulous gift for us. No photo album can ever offer the pride that this film has given our family."

What’s the most meaningful gift you can give?

It might not be your average stocking filler, but for many of our subjects, having a film made about them is a precious gift that shows them how much they are valued by their families. Our subjects are energised knowing their legacy will be kept alive for generations to come.
 

If you’re thinking of giving an Heirloom Films gift, we have a range of different packages available, starting at $1,499. Get in touch with us to find out more.

 

                                                                                                         Leslie - Simon's grandmother and my mother

                                                                                                         Leslie - Simon's grandmother and my mother