Windham, NH, USA


On Legacy Films

March 25, 2019

                                       (From The Legacy of Joseph Gifford, 2014)


In Greek, τὸ τέλος τῆς ψυχῆς (to telos tēs psychēs) translates as Soul’s Journey. Telos refers to journey or movement forward. Imagine that you sprout and flower throughout your lifetime- that you become. Where does your life take you? What is its unique direction? How is your life changing the waves in a bigger, more universal story?

Although one’s inner journey is invisible to the naked eye, the manifestation and creation of that life, is certainly observable. A documentary, in part, strives to record the major movements in a story, usually chronologically, as it depicts the story line from start to finish.

Legacy films strive for something a little different.


Using a design to your legacy film that is uniquely you, we will create a film filled with the chapters of your life that really matter to you.

I will spend time mainly listening to what areas of your life are so important to capture and then set out to create the most artistic film that expresses your own unique inner movement. You will have say in how it looks and feels. 


A Legacy film is an investment that will live on far beyond your lifetime. You are having your life’s portrait digitalized – to be shown on-line, in a theater, a classroom, library, film festival, or wherever you like. It is something you can leave your family. It is a movie of you that you can use and share in any way you wish.


Essentially, you can live forever. Imagine watching a Legacy film about your  own ancestors. Imagine what it might be like for future generations to be able to watch your life- and get to know you- not through simple photographs, but through real live footage and interviews.


In this way, the sky is the limit. Your life's moments, memories, work, and gifts are shared on film with those who want to know you, remember you, and celebrate your life. 


What could be more beautiful?

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