Our Films

 

We understand that every family is different, and no two family films should be the same. While we have some suggested packages or film-types listed below, we'd love to work with you to find the right fit for you. Your family film should be an heirloom that increases in value as years go by - let's talk about how to make the right heirloom for you!

No matter how we put a film together for you and your family, our films are always:

Personal

We aim to capture intimate, candid moments between you and your family, showing everyone when they're feeling natural and relaxed. We prioritize genuine emotion and unscripted moments, which means we take a fly-on-the-wall approach to filming, drawing from our experience as documentary filmmakers.

People-focused

We choose people over things, always. While you might have some great decorations at a party or event, and we will include some shots of meaningful decor items or the venue in order to round out the story, we feel that these elements, since they don’t move, are best captured in photos. What we're really looking to capture is the love, the laughs, and the action.

Story-driven

Newborn Films

Capture your brand-new baby while they’re still brand new! We can’t capture that fantastic smell, but we can get everything else - those adorable sounds, the teeny tiny feet, the way they look at you with wonder and love, their heartbreaking cries. We’ll ask you to write some promises for them for throughout their life - kind of like wedding vows - to capture on camera. Our favourite part of this is imagining each child watching this video when they’re an adult - what a special gift to give your child! We’ll help you with the promises if you’re having a hard time writing them, and then we’ll edit it all together into a short film.

Everyone has a story, and whether you think you do or not, we’re here to tell you that you do, and it’s awesome. We love getting to know families before a shoot - not only does this help everyone feel more comfortable with us,  it helps us figure out how to tell your story.

Standard Packages

Birthday Films

Children grow up so quickly. One minute they're 2 and the next they're 22! These films are a great way to capture a moment in time and remember your child's unique quirks and personality at each stage of their life. We'll film them (and you, their siblings, your dog - anyone else in your family!) doing your child's favourite activity, and we'll also ask you some questions about them (this sounds scary but I promise we have lots of ways to make it easier than it sounds!). Depending on your child's age, we might ask them some questions, too!.

Lifestyle Films

So you don't have a newborn and no one has a birthday coming up, but you really want to capture the specialness of everyday life with your family. We'll come into your home and capture the ordinary moments that make your family unique - it's playing in the backyard, making cookies, reading books, building legos, dressing up, putting the kids down for a nap, chasing the cat around the house - the list is endless! These are the moments that make up a life and show just how unique and special your family truly is.

Making people happy cry since 2011

info@paperheartfilms.ca

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Winner, Best Overall Filmmaker, the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards
Winner, Best Short Film, the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards

BEST OVERALL FILMMAKER

BEST SHORT FILM

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