Preservation Productions is a family-owned company devoted to telling people’s stories through personal history documentaries. These broadcast-quality biographies are artistic and moving portraits of a person’s life, custom-made to capture the essence of an individual.

We believe that everyone’s life and history is inherently interesting, and that there is great value in preserving such histories for future generations.  A documentary by Preservation Productions is a way to honor the past and also to create an invaluable keepsake for the future.


Each documentary we make is unique, combining elements such as family photos, home movies, interviews, narration and music.  Like those you’ve seen on PBS or A&E, Preservation Productions’ biographies weave together these stories and images to create a polished and eloquent celebration of a person’s life. The final project is delivered to you, beautifully packaged on DVD—an indelible portrait in light, motion and sound.

    Why commission a personal history documentary? For some, it is the perfect way to honor one’s elders and preserve their stories, images, and essence for younger generations. Siblings connect to create a precious heirloom for their parents and themselves. Treasured family history comes alive in an artistic and meaningful way, allowing future generations access to the treasures of the past.

Others seek to record their own history—to give family and friends a memento of their lives, to recount the tale of one’s career or of building a business—a memoir to pass the wisdom of one’s life to future generations.

Still others seek a video tribute to be shared at an important event—a birthday party, anniversary celebration, retirement roast, wedding, rehearsal dinner, bar/bat mitzvah—these can document individuals or couples, and are a touching, fun way to celebrate life’s most joyous events. View some Preservation Productions testimonials here.