“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.”