Asking your Mum to revisit her past can be tough. Get the benefits of a flexible psychologically-trained interviewer with over 10 years experience so that Mum will feel comfortable even when talking about the difficult times.
Recording your family history shouldn’t break the bank. Choose from a selection of packages tailored to different levels of comfort in-front of a camera. Can’t find what you need? Create a package that works for you.
Great films take hands-on planning! Have the opportunity to ask all the questions you need before even worrying about booking a package. After booking your Mum will also have a pre-filming consultation to ensure everyone is on the same page.
Give Mum the best chance to tell her story her way. Mum will receive a welcome pack with a suite of tools to help her prepare a timeline of her history, including a Memory Book. With plenty of tips on crafting her story Mum can relax on the filming day.
Hello, I’m Clinton Moore, founder of Long Yarn Films. We’re a small family business with a big passion for capturing memories.
Our family history journey was inspired by the realisation that our parents were getting older and were the custodians of a wealth of knowledge. We wanted to capture this legacy as a keepsake for both ourselves and future generations.
After filming our very first interview with my own grandmother I felt safe in the knowledge that my grandchildren would now have a better idea of where they came from.
We want to help you capture this same experience so that your Mum’s smile and personality can be shared with your family forever.
Being a small business we focus on giving you and your mother individual attention. We don’t create cookie cutter films. Just like your Mum, each one of our films is unique and tailored to their personality.
Filming Your Mum’s Best Side
Long Yarn Films provides the best family history interviews on offer with:
– Professional psychologist interviewers with over a decade’s experience
– First hand experience working with dementia and geriatric health
– Flexible interview options to ensure maximum comfort for your Mum
– Professional cinematography and audio equipment
– One-on-one assistance in preparing for the interview
– Provision of a resource filled orientation Welcome Pack
We carry this level of quality production through until the final film is produced and in your hands to share with the whole family.
Long Yarn Films is based in Sydney and loves crossing the city to help create your life story video. We have no travel fees for filming locations within Sydney. For those places a little further away we have very reasonable travel fees.
To make sure your Mum has the most comfortable experience possible, we come to her no matter where she is in Sydney. This means that we can film your Mum in her own home rather than in some cold and impersonal studio.
We’ll work with you and your Mum throughout the process to ensure that everyone is comfortable and can easily simplify our setup if preferred. Rest assured through that we’ll treat your Mum’s house as though it were our own!
Select a package that matches your Mum’s style
Each of our three main pacakges include:
• A Long Yarn Films welcome pack • A ‘My Yarn’ memory book • Professional videography equipment • A Colour graded and edited final film • Musical score added • Presented in a bespoke giftbox
Start Recording Your Family History
If we sound like the type of people that you would like to help capture your Mum’s life story then we’d love to connect. We offer a free initial consultation to give you the chance to see if you think we would be a good fit.
You can either send us an email using the form below or ring us on 0403 521 722.
Please note that we have limited bookings available each year to ensure that your film receives the attention it deserves.
It's wonderful to have the family history recorded. It's a treasure we'll keep forever.
Clinton was passionate about hearing and recording the story that I had to tell. His personal interst and meticulous preparation showed at every stage of the production.
I really enjoyed being able to watch Dad's story with him and to see how proud he was of his life and the joy on his face.
Everything was very professional. I'm really happy and I'm going to take it away with me to Italy when I visit.