Personal Documentaries

Telling Your Story

Orphan of Destiny trailer

Highlights from a 90 minute documentary, this trailer tells the story how as a little boy, Chuck was adopted out of Cuba by an American baseball player. It may sound idyllic, but as he found out, pain and abuse would first have to be conquered.

One in a Million trailer

This is a trailer from a 51 minute documentary. Facing two bouts of leukemia as a teenager shaped Andrew’s life, but the journey to having a child would prove even more uncertain.

Matthias Family trailer

In this trailer from a 23 minute documentary, Bill and Jerry share key memories from a lifetime of experiences, including their unusual courtship, surprising decisions, and humorous family stories.

Personal Stories or Family Histories 

Documentaries aren’t only about famous people. Everyone has a story and a documentary is an excellent way to tell it!

Easy & Comfortable Process 

We will walk alongside your family in making the process simple and stress free.  We start by meeting with you (personally or virtually) to discuss your story and how to tell it best.  Then we will record your interview from the comfort of your own home or at another location if it pertains to your story. Next, you gather any photos, personal documents, or other memorabilia to include in the documentary.

What the Video Product is  

This will be a highly produced documentary with music, graphics, photos, documents, and even personal letters if that is part of your story.  The video is edited in order to tell the story in a powerful and effective way. Subjects that we cover can include: family histories, personal stories, military service, overcoming obstacles, or significant life events.

Program length can vary from 20 to 90 minutes depending on the story.


Personal documentaries are complex and each one will have its own budget.

Your video link will be hosted on a secure site where you can download or stream it and share with family and friends. You will be able to watch it on your phone, tablet, computer, or “smart” TV.  

Adolescents who report knowing more stories about their familial past show higher levels of emotional well-being, and also higher levels of identity achievement…

“Do You Know…” The Power of Family History in Adolescents Identity & Well-being.

Emory University research by Drs. Robyn Fivush, Marshall Duke, & Jennifer Bohanek

Chuck Barrett

Orphan of Destiny – Personal Documentary

What a wonderful blessing you have created by creating the video of my life… which cannot only be shared with my family and friends, but will be shared with grandkids and others.

I thought the quality was excellent. I was impressed with how well everyone listened and took such detailed notes. You were able to capture my story in a thoughtful and compelling way.

Andrew and Lisa Cipolla

One in a Million – Personal Documentary

Visual Legacy Productions far exceeded any expectations I had going into this project. Their professionalism is second to none, but more importantly their kindness is what sets them apart. When telling your story it can get pretty emotional. That said, they were so great at just letting it happen and not trying to “control everything.” This allowed the story to flow and the final result was a very special documentary that we will have forever.

“Tell Your Story” Process


Tell us your goals


Answer questionnaire/Gather photos


We film & edit your video


Share with your loved ones

Start the Process

Filming locations within the Florida Space Coast area included in price. Contact for more information.

Vintage Photo of Boy with Dad Chuck and Red Barrett Visual Legacy Productions /
Behind the Scenes of a Legacy Interview About Bio Team Visual Legacy Productions /