A collection of Features by Paperback Films
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.
Behind The Scenes
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.
Behind The Scenes
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