Feature Films

A collection of Features by Paperback Films

Heather + Chris | Feature

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.

Isanne + Jordan | Feature

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!

Kasia + Piotr | Feature

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.