Businesswire.com published the following results on May 23, 2012 from an American Legacies Pulse Study conducted by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America:
Eighty-six percent of boomers said family stories are the most important aspect of their legacy. Nine percent said financial inheritance matters most.
The Story of My Life, Starring…Me!
Dozens of companies have sprung up in the past few years to make video biographies of the not-at-all famous…As their parents hit old age, baby boomers are scrambling against time to make a permanent record of the family lore. But instead of picking up a video camera and firing off a list of questions, some boomers are hiring production companies to turn these tales into glossy documentaries. —Andrea Petersen, Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2003
The SunStory Video alternative
If life stories are valued highly by families today, big-budget Hollywood-style productions are just one way of preserving them in video format. SunStory Video offers personal biographies that combine quality with creativity at an affordable cost. As a one-person operation, there are no movie crews, editors, writers, or other major budget concerns associated with documentary film production. There’s just me multitasking, enjoying the challenge of using my diverse skills to complete a project from beginning to end, while keeping costs down and giving my clients a more personal experience throughout the process.
The idea of having my own video company came at a crossroads in my life when I realized the power of our personal stories to heal us, to reach out to others, and to connect us with our own past, present, and future. I knew that my path was to share my vision and deliver my dream—to discover, develop, and present your story to your world in a beautiful movie because you are unique. You are the hero or heroine of your life story.