Category: Feature

A collection of Feature films by Paperback Films

When You Smile, I Smile

From humble beginnings and a chance meeting, Brittany and Kyle have a passion filled story to share. Looking back at how they were instantly lost in each others present’s while meeting up at Earls with a group of friends, it is easy to see how their relationship was kickstarted into high gear. Kyle is a passionate individual. Brittany is an equally passionate individual. When these two are together their connection is palpable and it is clear from their Feature Film.

From a morning game of football to a hot delicious breakfast, the men made the most of their opportunity to have some fun together. The ladies had their morning PJ’s on and took advantage of the time to soak in all the excitement. The day was absolutely perfect for a roof top ceremony at the WAG and we had an incredibly fun day with the whole wedding party.

The day was also made extra special by all the vendors and we do want to point out the wonderful experience we had with DJ Brenton from Summer Bounce and Izabela Rachwal from Rachwal Photography.


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Life’s Stair Case

CiJae and Scott’s wedding day revealed their history together and touched on the possibilities that these two will accomplish together. Speeches from their family and friends spoke of their love and connection; how CiJae’s face lit up like a christmas tree when talking about Scott, and how Scott was drawn to CiJae at the office.

Scott’s uncle Ted lead the ceremony processions and offered up a unique perspective based on seeing Scott grow up from a young boy to the groom standing before his bride. Along the journey of life there are many ups and downs to contend with which CiJae and Scott have encountered during their relationship. Uncle Ted recounted the time he saw Scott as a toddler climb the stairs to the top of the landing where he expressed his joy in overcoming the dangerous feat. Likewise he concluded they are now standing at the bottom of one of life’s stair cases beginning their climb together.

In a card to Scott, CiJae wrote “What we have has nothing to do with luck”. This line could sum up what these two have worked towards and will continue to have for the rest of their lives. Best friends getting married.

Thank you to Joel Ross Photography, Soiree Event Planning and The Fort Garry Hotel for a magnificent experience.

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Soft Place to Land

Kris was described as the “calm to her storm” as his calming nature compliments Kimberley’s driven and passionate nature. Kimberley had known Kris for years and their love was officially ignited while Kimberley was away at veterinary school. They struck a cord immediately and their family and friends knew they were meant to be together by the way they talked about each other. During the morning preparations the emotions were running high and came out while Kimberley exchanged gifts with her parents. Her baby bonnet used for her baptism was crafted into a wedding handkerchief by her mother. The connection she has with her father is through their emotions, almost any occasion will move them to tears and this day was intense from the gift exchange to walking down the isle. Many tears of joy were expressed throughout the best day ever. Thank you Kimberley and Kris for allowing us to spend your incredible day together!

Working with Joel Ross is simply a riot and we couldn’t have had a better day together. Thank’s Joel.

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The Pizza Party

Who knew that going to a pizza party just to help a friend would lead you to the love of your life. Cindy & Will know exactly how that story turns out. Right from the first meeting with these two, we could tell there something special between them. Cindy couldn’t take her eyes off of Will all day. She was with out a doubt getting married to her one true love. Will is someone who commands a room as we heard and experienced many times throughout the day (what a great guy). We are so happy to have been able to put this film together for them. They have a great story we have been able to tell. Something we hope they will remember for many many years to come.

It was great working with Kamp Photography – An absolute professional and great guy to hang out with all day. As we have become accustomed to, The Gates on Roblin is an amazing venue. We appreciate everything you do for us. Enjoy the Film!

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The Döner

The first time we met with Nada & John they were set on hosting their wedding day in the Rocky Mountains. Their idea of a perfect wedding was being surrounded by the beauty and majestic landscape along with their closest family and friends.  The Paintbox Lodge is a cozy boutique hotel in the heart of Canmore, Alberta which the entire family could enjoy together.  Having the newly joined families relaxing and dinning together at the lodge was the perfect way to seal this bond.

Nada & John’s story is filled with adventure and includes a group of hilarious friends that set up their first meeting.  Jessie & Henry saw the potential the two had together and didn’t stop laying down hints that the two of them should meet.  With the Calgary Stampede coming up it was a perfect time to arrange a meet up.  And, as they say, the rest is history.  With their mutual love of the mountains and outdoor lifestyle they quickly became a couple that sent a lot of time in Canmore.  The ceremony was held at the Alpine Club of Canada over looking the treed valley and mountain tops.  The Tavern 1883‘s log cabin style restaurant was a great way to incorporate the love of the outdoors for the reception.

We had an incredible time working with Jenn from Open Images and her images of the wedding are gorgeous!

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I’m So Lucky

It’s easy, “All You Need Is Love”!  This line from the famous Beatle’s song sets the tone for Melanie + Dean’s Feature.  They ultimately met online as so many of our couples do, and they have built an inspiring relationship on trust and commitment.  That being said, these two have so much fun together!  They make each other laugh constantly and you will see from their film that joy and laughter is a significant part of their lives.  Melanie + Dean consider themselves “lucky”, that they get to be together and experience the rich blessings of companionship and love.  Hearing from their friends and family it is clear they have been shown what it means to love unconditionally, and triumph over adversity, so their “luck” will serve them well into the future.

It was a pleasure working with this all-star line up: BLF photographySoiree Event PlanningHotel Fort GarryPlanned Perfectly, and the Danny Kramer Band.

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Who’s the Unicorn?

Heather and Chris’s eyelash trick was all a ploy to sneak in a kiss.. it didn’t work but the attempt spoke for itself, the message was clear.  But wait, this also meant Heather was not an ordinary woman.. she was special.  Chris and his fellow men had a test to see weigh in on the character of a woman pending the right timing of coarse and Chris went for it while at Rushing River while on a camping trip.  Love can blossom in so many ways and naturally it can happen over normal day to day events.  We love to hear stories like this that bring out the full scope of who these two people are.  The moment of truth came when Heather was not swayed by the fake eyelash question and figured out what was about to happen before Chris could follow through.  Thus she was a true unicorn as per Chris and his friends had determined what that character would look like.  Love stories…. we don’t grow weary of them and in fact it spurs us on to tell them as best we can.

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Text Messages and a Wedding

This day was very much anticipated by Isanne and Jordan (us too!). One thing we quickly understood about Jordan is that he loves both Isanne and his phone. During his introduction in the film, the footage has a bit more movement than usual; it was impossible not to laugh with them ;). We were so impressed with how Isanne showed her love for Jordan. From giving each other cards, gifts, little winks and smiles throughout the day, they showed the imense love and emotional connection they both had which helps us recreate the feeling in their story. They both looked like a match made in Heaven.

When putting together their Feature, we took a lot of care in evaluating what kind of couple we are filming; Jordan and Isanne made the job fairly easy. When we sat down and discusses what the story was going to be and how it should feel, we soon decided on building the film to a cinematic soundtrack. Listening to what the Rabbi had to say, it was a very meaningful, well thought out message which acted as a cornerstone narration to their film. His message was powerful and it was able to sustain. It set the expectation perfectly, which we were able to build off of. To compliment how the film would look and feel, we decided when lighting our speeches we wanted to capture the dramatic mood at the reception. The room was huge; filled with friends and family. But it wasn’t just any room – it was the hotel his mother worked at for years and we wanted to highlight how fantastic and unique layout in the room was.

As always, we are very happy to have worked with Andrea Mancini from Soiree Event Planning. She is such a help during the day not only to the Jordan and Isanne but also to us. No detail goes unoticed and we are always lucky to work with her. Rachel and Brian of Lucky Girl Photography are a blast as always. We always appreciate the warm workflow and comrodery we have. Over the years, we have been able to work with them and we are lucky to be able to call them our friends!

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In The Clouds

Being world travellers and adventure enthusiasts, Kasia and Piotr both decided to host their wedding day at Kicking Horse Resort in British Columbia. They expressed their commitment to each other on an open patio with all of their close family and friends gathered around at 8,033 feet in the air (shouting from the mountain top). When we first met these two over Skype, we immediately knew they were a match for us. They’re full of energy and have a passion for life and intoxicating love for each other. Not only did we get a chance to film in the mountains (being a prairie boy, any elevation in landscape can be exciting), it also allowed us to work on a product we introduced last year; The Feature. Add a road trip in there, rain, snow, sunshine, lower amounts of oxygen and we have the perfect mix of an adventure for all of us. The long drive in the car eating nothing but junk food, and what made it so special is the memories and bonding experiences we had along the way and the connection we had with Kasia & Piotr. They made us feel like family. We have never felt so at home while filming abroad and it was breathtaking experience.

Working with Andrea Nicole Photography made for a great experience. Thank you Kasia and Piotr for allowing us to partake in your adventure and letting us into your close circle of family and friends.

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Cityscape Highschool Sweethearts

After meeting Marianne and Mark for the first time, you would think they just started dating. They’re both so excited for any opportunity they get to be together. It’s even more special to see a couple who have been together for so many years still going through the same emotions you would typically see in a couple who just started dating (both nervous and excited). We spent an evening with Marianne and Mark talking about their relationship and how they first met. Mark had this huge smile on his face, pausing after thinking about the moment he knew Marianne was the one. Memories came rushing back. I loved seeing how those thoughts came back and translated so well in his speech at their reception. Marianne had equally as much to say about when she knew Mark was the one. What began years ago in high-school brought them to this day; the beginning of their life together. Over the years ahead, I’m sure these two downtown-loving city dwellers will continue exploring more and more big cities as they embark on that journey together. This film is another joyous memory they’ve helped create.

Music used: Kye Kye licensed through The Music Bed and With Etiquette

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A Walk In The Park

Days leading up to their wedding, family and friends were coming in from all around the country to celebrate with them together. In the first evening we spent with Rena & Gaurav in both Brampton and Toronto, Ontario, we were welcomed by both warm friends and family and a spectacular storm (really, the storm of the summer). We felt like part of the family. Us, being in two different cities at the same time, were experiencing such similar events – almost in complete parallel with the Mehndi ceremonies and dancing.

Spending the afternoon with Rena & Gaurav by the waterfront, getting to know more about how they came together had inspired their film to be a snapshot of two significant moments in time. It brings their relationship history together and ties in traditional celebrations into a fitting portrait. These two are completely made for each other; if a vegetarian and meat lover can be brought together by their differences and distances become a small obstacle, there in lies a testimony of true love.

It was also a blast working with Projected Life Photography. Being instant friends with a total stranger is our definition of a good person to work with.

The last two minutes of this film comes together the same way we felt spending time with Rena & Gaurav. We connected with them and at the end, we only wanted to know more. We’re so happy to be able to share their feature with all of you.


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A little bit about Amanda + Jacob…

Jan 16, 2011. If there are two words to describe Amanda & Jacob it would have to be fun and inspiring! It was clearly evident that these two were meant for each other.  We were lucky enough to be welcomed into the inner circle on their very emotional and special day. After spending a day with them we quickly understood the passion they have for life and each other. The path they traveled that eventually led them to find each other is a story everyone should have the privilege to hear. Amanda & Jacob, you inspired us from the second we showed up at your door to the emotional sparkler lit first dance. You encouraged us to find the story in your day, and you were gracious enough to share it with us. This is the story of Amanda + Jacob….

A little bit about the Feature…

We are very excited to post this wedding feature of Amanda & Jacob for a number a reasons. First, a little bit of backstory to set the stage. Amanda contacted us to see if we could film her wedding. We met with her (as we do with all our clients) at our favorite coffee shop to see what her day was going to look like and catch her vision for the day.

Being in the music industry and creative world, Amanda was open to hearing about a product we were wanting to test pilot and we thought she would appreciate it.  We had recently challenged ourselves to create more story-driven products for our clients and this was the perfect opportunity to “try out” this concept.  Needless to say, we presented her with the idea and she was thrilled about it. Instead of shooting and editing a full linear ceremony & reception with speeches, we agreed to shoot and create a very short film/story instead. The product would contain a Short Film Feature, Behind the Scenes Footage, and a Trailer. The film you see here is the Short Film Feature portion…

We are eagerly awaiting feedback to see if this is something that more couples would like and are interested in! Please let us know what you think, it’s something that confirms we are in the right direction! Special Thanks to…Photographer | Jodi Klassen Venue | The Brass Lantern Restaurant and Banquet Centre Amanda Falk’s Music | Amanda Falk

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