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Love one another but make not a bond of love; let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

                               -- Khalil Gibran

The As You Are Films

A wedding is the celebration of love but what was the journey that led two people to decide to commit themselves to each other for a lifetime?  And, what thoughts/emotions swirl inside when they think about their upcoming wedding?

The "as you are" films were created to tell a couple's story before, during and even after the wedding day.  Who they are as individuals; who they are as a couple; and what brought them to this, their wedding day?

With the "as you are" films, you can have the story of your choice told -- a short story ("as you are on the day"), a more in-depth story (as you are in anticipation"), or, a story told afterwards (as you are upon reflection").

Each film created is an artistic interpretation of your story.  Each film is a tightly woven, non-chronological montage that, along with video, may include Super 8 and/or Super 35mm film, printed text, a music soundtrack, ambient sounds and at times, stock footage.  All montages include footage shot on your wedding day while some include additional conversations and location filming.

Whichever story you choose to have told, it will be told in a sensitive and caring manner.  It is my privilege as a filmmaker to be invited to listen, film and create your story.