What do you really know about the older adults in your life?  Did you learn things about your parents or grandparents after they died that you wish you'd had the chance to talk with them about when they were alive? If you have kids, wouldn't it be wonderful for them to learn more about their family history through the firsthand accounts of their elders, who shared on video the experiences that shaped their lives?  In a culture where youth is praised and older adults are often invisible, imagine how meaningful it would be for an older adult to share their life story on video with an attentive, seasoned interviewer. 

 

With Life Stories for the Ages, you or someone you love have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy: a life story captured on video for future generations.  The gift that keeps on giving, Life Stories for the Ages allows family members to discover new things about their loved ones, and cherish their unique voices, gestures and life experiences over and over again.  

 

Agewyz Media would be honored to create a video life story for you or someone you love.  We guarantee the process will be joyful and professional from start to finish.  From gathering family photos to conducting the on camera interview and creating a well-crafted narrative with meaningful music, we promise to deliver a gorgeous video that celebrates the life you've led - and continue to lead.  Should you choose to engage our services, our seasoned production team will coordinate all aspects of the production and deliver a compelling, polished video to you that can be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone.  Please enquire about pricing and your delivery time during the initial consultation.

 

Patrick Farrington

Director of Photography

Editor | Producer

When Jana first told me about Life Stories for the Ages, I was excited for the opportunity to collaborate on the first full-length video.  I’ve been a shooter/editor since the early 1990’s and have logged many hours behind the camera recording talking heads. However, this time was different… our subject wasn’t selling widgets or discussing 3rd quarter financials – they were sharing heartfelt stories about their past, stories that literally shaped who they are today.

 

It was engaging, refreshing & enlightening and it was obvious they wanted their stories to be heard – and professionally preserved. If the experience was this moving for me, I can only imagine how touching it must be for families that decide to have a legacy video produced.

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Email: jana@agewyz.com
Call:  323-627-8205

Jana Panarites

Chief Storyteller | Director

Agewyz Media Group founder Jana Panarites brings over 25 years of experience in storytelling and media production to Life Stories for the Ages. It all began in LA when she joined the production team of NBC’s five-part documentary series, “The Human Animal” hosted by Phil Donahue. After this she worked on the Emmy Award-winning, "Agnes: The Indomitable DeMille" (PBS) and several other New York-based productions.

Jana was inspired to start Agewyz Media after her father's sudden death, when she moved back into her childhood home and faced the daunting task of trying to advance her career while caring for her then 80-year old grief-stricken mother.  Their first rollercoaster year of living together is captured in Jana's memoir, "Scattered: My Life As An Accidental Caregiver."  The book has been praised for its candidness, accessibility and humor - qualities the author strives to maintain in her everyday life.

 

As host and producer of The Agewyz Podcast, Jana has had the privilege of conducting over 180 interviews with caregivers, professionals in the field of aging, and artists who are using media to creatively address major health issues, foster dialogue and challenge widespread assumptions about aging. In these frank, lively conversations ideas are sparked, information shared, and stories told—of setbacks, triumphs and remarkable human courage.  Since launching in 2015 the podcast has grown from 5K to over 58K listens per month.

Jana is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications; and the University of Southern California, where she earned a Master’s in Public Diplomacy, a joint degree from the Annenberg School of Communications & Journalism, and the School of International Relations.

 

How long will this take?

Depending on the scope

of the video project

and the availability of the participants, the entire

process can take anywhere

from 4 to 8 weeks.​

Once we nail down the

specifics, we'll be able

to provide you with

a more accurate timeline.

How much will this cost?

 

Agewyz Media is  committed to producing quality videos that have lasting value regardless of their intended use. We believe the best way to achieve this is through extensive preparation before videotaping even begins.  To that end, we will spend a lot of time determining the goals of your project, strategizing, conducting

pre-interviews, gathering materials, etc.  The larger and more complex the video project is, the more pre-production time will be needed, thus affecting the cost.  After exploring the scope of your project in an introductory phone call, we will be able to provide you with an accurate price point and contract for review.

Have more questions?

Please contact us through the form below or call: 323-627-8205

 

 

Non-Profits

You know why you exist.

Share the love.

Agewyz Media can highlight

 your mission and help you 

attract donors and new members by

telling your organization's

story on video.  

Please ask about pricing.

 

Businesses

You were inspired

to start your company

for a reason.

Share your story on video

and inspire loyalty,

appeal to the needs

 of your target market

and grow your brand.   

Please ask about pricing.

 
 

Please let us know 

what sort of video you are interested in having us create for you!

  • Personal History/Life Story Video

  • Non-Profit Video

  • Business Video