“When a parent dies, it's the end. I always wanted to chronicle the family history with my mother. I wanted some researchers to talk to my mother, but [she] was a little antsy about it. I know she would've gotten into it. But I wasn't forceful, and I didn't make it happen. That's one regret I have. I didn't get as much of the family history as I could have for the kids.”
– Robert De Niro

Our Services


At Forever Tree Films, we believe in the importance of preserving family memories on video. Our custom personal documentaries are available for individuals, families, and organizations. Since every project is customized to suit your needs, the descriptions below are general guidelines; please contact us for more specific details and a quote.

The Essential Package

Ideal for filming the subject now and avoiding procrastination.

  • 1-2 hour pre-production meeting to go over subject matter to be discussed during filming.
  • A single location, one person filmed interview.
  • Basically what you'll receive is the raw footage with light editing.
  • Final presentation is an archival quality DVD, plus Youtube and Vimeo options.
  • Projects starting at $750.00 CDN.

The 'Portrait'

Ideal for individuals

  • 3-4 hour pre-production meeting(s) to go over subject matter to be discussed during filming.
  • A single location, 1 person filmed interview plus additional B-roll footage.
  • Post production editing, including old photographs, music and titles.
  • Final presentation is a dvd of an agreed-upon length, plus Youtube and Vimeo options.
  • Projects starting at $2500.00 CDN.

All In The Family Package

Ideal for couples, families and organizations

  • 6-10 hours of pre-production meetings to go over subject matter to be discussed during filming.
  • 2+ people, multi-location film production, plus plenty of B-roll footage.
  • Post production editing, including photographs, music, audio files, titles, old footage and more.
  • Option to include illustrations / life drawing / animations by celebrated artist Grant Laidlaw of ArtStory (link to www.artstoryguelph.com)
  • Final presentation is a DVD of an agreed-upon length, plus Youtube and Vimeo options.
  • Please contact for a quote.

Pict-Oral Memoirs™

As a Certified Legacy Advisor through the International Association of Storykeepers, I offer Pict-Oral Memoirs™, which are legacy photo narrations on archival DVD. It’s a great choice for those who are camera shy but still wish to share their voice and treasured photographs.

Starting at $149.00 for 5 narrated photos on DVD + password-protected web link.


I also offer a number of other services:

Photo books – starting at $349.00 (discounts available if included with any of the above packages)

Scanning, restoration, archiving of old photographs.

Audio recordings – with professional-grade audio equipment

Don’t wait till it’s too late. Secure an honoured place in family history – call Sandy at (519) 831-8222 today to get started.