Please note that while this sample is only 8 minutes long, with a section from the beginning, middle, and end of the video, the running time of the actual biography is 20 minutes.


The initial version of this film was written and directed by Bruce August for Sound Memories Video and the city of Darien, IL.

A Touch of Immortality...


Our full-length AugustStar Biographies are a captivating way to express the respect, admiration, and love you have for a special person in your life. They are composed of new footage, existing film or video clips, still photographs, professional narration, motion graphics, music, and above all, a compelling narrative that ties each of these elements together to tell a life story like nothing else can. Featuring interviews with friends, family, and the subject of the Biography, these films are the perfect gift today and an incredible heirloom to keep forever.


Full-length AugustStar Films Biographies will typically run between 10-30 minutes, and they can be customized to suit your needs:

  • To celebrate a special birthday (age 9-109!) or other milestone. The video can be shown on a large screen or each guest can be given a DVD.  It could even be mailed with Christmas letters or greeting cards.    
  • As a history of your entire family — turn your family tree into a professional film production.
  • As a heartwarming memorial to honor someone who has recently passed away — a wonderful way to remember loved ones in the years to come.
  • As a personalized retirement gift, a "thank you" for an important client, or to honor a colleague.
  • As a romantic two-person biography for a special anniversary, or to have ready to show at a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.


Every biography is a work of art, and each one will be as unique as the person it's about. With AugustStar's 20-plus years of filmmaking experience put to work for your story, the result is an meaningful testament to the impact of someone's life. This is the perfect way to tell someone what they really mean to you.


Created in a lossless digital format, you'll be able to pass them on to your children and children's children, so that they can know their family member the same way you do. 


Go to our Contact page to get started on a truly special tribute to an important person in your life.