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LifeStories fade when the storytellers leave us. There are many ways to ensure the stories are kept for generations to come, but few bring LifeStories alive as a personal recorded history from the ones who experienced them.

Address: P.O. Box 9322 Austin, Texas 78766

Phone: (512) 431-8166

Farya P.

“Mike O’Krent and his team at LifeStories Alive interviewed and produced a video capturing my mother’s life stories. As a native of Iran, she escaped her homeland alone with two small children shortly after the Ayatollah Khomeini gained power and the U.S. hostages were captured. The trauma of literally having to leave overnight…leaving behind her home and many other family members was a subject that she rarely talked about.

Mike was organized and detail-oriented throughout the pre-interview process and knew how to break down a sometimes overwhelming experience into small manageable and distinct parts. Mike’s professionalism, process and interviewing techniques helped my mother to feel safe and comfortable before, during and after the interview.”

 

 

Marian H.

“Little did we realize that my husband would be diagnosed with a terminal illness just a few months after you completed our [LifeStory] video for us. Having your video helps me to remember his generous spirit, love for his family, his limitless humor, and high intelligence. He was one of a kind, for sure.”

 

 

Betsy C.

“My husband… was a remarkable man, and I feel the process of the life review you afforded us gave him an opportunity to see his life in its entirety, not just the final years of dealing with cancer. The best thing for us as his family is the treasure of his life to see on our DVD… was also invaluable.”

Spencer H.

“Mike O’Krent is a uniquely gifted documentarian. But moreover he is an exemplary human being who connects with people on a deep level, and brings out of them the essence of who they are.”   

Pamela B. 

“[Mike’s] process of sitting down with the person and getting to know him or her before starting the recording put everyone at ease. I know Dad had a good time being the center of attention, too! ”