Balladeer Films

Balladeer Films was inspired by the birth of my daughter. Digital images and films are instantly made, shared or posted or not, and never make it into our hands. I wonder if they don’t make the same impression on our hearts and minds as the mediums of yore.

Super 8 film and instant photos allows us to physically hold an object carrying the memories, milestones, and moments we cherish. We’ll get to revel in those moments as we wind the film onto a projector and hear it click away as we see ourselves grow together (or stream it on a tablet - I’m not a total dinosaur after all!)

I decided to start this company to share my love of the “old made new” with generations of people who are accustomed to in-app filters, disappearing stories, and scrolling fingers. I want to show people the beauty of their life events is enough - they don’t need drones, special effects, or even cinematic sweeping shots to convey the heart and soul of who they are and how they feel that day.

Sing me a song.

But have it tell me a story.

Not some tall tale.

But of places where I’ve been.

And of where I want to be.

Of faces I have known.

And of things for which I’m longing.

- Balladeer