“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
- Maya Angelou
How many times have you thought about capturing your family stories, and then done nothing about it?
What's the impact on future generations if they don't understand their roots?
How often do you worry that you might wait until it’s too late?
The Gift of a Lifetime: A Legacy That Truly Matters
Create a priceless heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come.
Share where you came from, the challenges, successes & failures on your journey and the wisdom you acquired along the way.
Give future generations a sense of identity and connection to their roots by understanding the journey that helped shape their family story.
We know how daunting it is to try to make sense of your own story, and to capture the stories of loved ones on your own. And we understand the haunting regret that comes from losing a loved one with their stories untold. Our team of award-winning storytellers will lovingly guide you through the process of creating your family heirloom film.
“You said you would
honor my story
and you certainly did,
and then some.”
- Peter Quigley
President and CEO, Kelly
Here’s how you start creating your family heirloom today
Schedule a consultation.
We’ll discuss your unique story and customize the right package just for you.
Secure your spot to get started.
Meet your producer.
We'll guide you on a journey of self-reflection that culminates in a unique and meaningful documentary film of your life stories, wisdom and values.
Skywriter Studios clients want to be remembered for their accomplishments, the challenges they overcame and the lessons they learned along the way.
They want future generations to benefit from the wisdom they’ve acquired, to carry the values they’ve lived by and to create ever greater opportunities for the generations that follow. They want their lives to be celebrated - not to stroke their ego, but to amplify their impact. And that is a noble call.
Telling a life story and family story in a clear and compelling way requires skill and expertise, a fact that anyone whose ever tried to do it for themselves or a loved one, knows well. It can be daunting, and tragically most people give up in the early stages or before they even start. Sitting on these untold stories can cause haunting regret.
Skywriter Studios believes that no life story should go to the grave with the person that lived it, that well-lived lives should be celebrated, and that everyone should be able to understand their own life in the context of the shoulders they stand on.
That’s why we’ve made it our mission to lovingly guide you through the process of creating beautiful films that preserve your life and family stories so they can be celebrated, amplified and passed down for generations.
Here’s how it works: Schedule a consultation so we can discuss your unique story and we’ll customize the right package just for you. Then we’ll send you an agreement and an invoice for a deposit to secure your spot and get started. Next we’ll schedule a time for you to meet your dedicated producer, who will guide you every step of the way.
Schedule a consultation today so you can stop worrying about waiting until it’s too late, and get the peace of mind knowing that your legacy will be preserved for your family and future generations.
Sample Video Clips
Final packages are customized to your specific story and budget
Words of Wisdom for Future Generations
A short film highlighting the legacy of your values.
Starting at $25,000
Family Legacy - Short Film
A documentary short film about your life, your family history, values, life lessons and the most important stories from your journey.
Starting at $49,000
Family Legacy - Feature Film
A documentary feature film about your life, your family history, values, life lessons and the most important stories from your journey.
Starting at $97,000
Family Legacy - Mini series
If your family tree has deep roots, tall branches and initials carved into the bark, a documentary series might be right for you!
Up to 6 hours
Starting at $150,000
We’re delighted you’re here and interested to learn a little more about us.
Founder, Producer, Director, Storyteller
I’m a passionate storyteller with 15 years of experience producing and directing over 400 films and videos in a wide range of industries. My work has won numerous prestigious awards including multiple Tellys and Hermes Creative Awards. I’ve had the privilege of working with CEOs and senior leaders at non-profit organizations, startups and multi-billion dollar international corporations to tell their stories in beautiful and compelling ways that touch hearts and compel action. Please feel free to check out my commercial work at Paige Erlich Productions here! Throughout my career, I have found the brand films that feature personal stories to be the most fulfilling and rewarding. These films delve into the journeys of individuals, the obstacles they faced, the valuable lessons they learned, and how they ultimately reached new heights of achievement and success. These are the stories I cherish the most, and they’re the ones that consistently draw people back to me year after year to express their appreciation for the profound impact they made. That’s why I decided to create Skywriter Studios - to bring this opportunity directly to people and families. I believe that no life story should go to the grave with the person who lived it, and that lives well-lived should be preserved in such a way that enables others to benefit from their wisdom. My professional experience as an experiential storyteller began when I was corporate meeting and event producer for pulse220, managing million-dollar budgets and producing high-end productions for Fortune 500 companies nationwide. I then pivoted to a career in the music industry as a recording artist and international DJ. I moved to Berlin, Germany, in 2003 to perform for millions of people in clubs and at shows on three continents. I returned in 2006 and became marketing director for pulse220, leading it through a brand repositioning that culminated in its acquisition by one of its industry’s giants. In addition to my professional endeavors, I am an avid boater and personal growth and development enthusiast. I’m a Tony Robbins Platinum Partner and advanced student of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s meditation practices based on findings from neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics. Yo hablo español und etwas deutsch and I live in Royal Oak, Michigan with a treasured network of extended family. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to connect with you and share my passion and expertise. Feel free to call me at +1 248.217.3328, email me at paige@SkywriterStudios.com or schedule some time with me. I am always eager to expand my network and explore synergies so please don't hesitate to reach out!
Susan is passionate about preserving family legacies, life stories, and values on film. Her life’s work and personal legacy are apparent in each of the heirloom-quality family legacy films she creates for her clients. She has been a pioneer and thought leader in producing video biography documentaries and ethical wills since the year 2000. Susan’s interest in peoples’ stories began as a child growing up in Montreal in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural community with immigrants from all over the world, including Holocaust survivors and war veterans. Susan was captivated by the stories of struggle and success and developed the conviction that these stories and legacies needed to be preserved for future generations. Following her tenure as Entertainment Director for Club Med Resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Haiti, Susan went on to establish Convention Designs, LLC, which became one of Colorado’s leading destination management companies. After growing and selling that company, Susan returned to graduate school to study film production and founded Family Legacies Inc. in 2000, to capture personal, family, and business stories, values, and ethical wills on video and film. Susan believes that people benefit immensely from understanding their family roots and values, giving them a self-confidence and sense of self that can’t be achieved in any other way. Through her years of working with families, Susan has shown that younger generations connect best with film and video, and that a family legacy films provide the most powerful way to connect generations past, present, and future. Susan and her husband David raised three boys, Jordan, Jason, and Zach. Tragedy struck them in 2018 with the death of their eldest son Jordan, from leukemia, at the age of 26. Jordan was a caring person, a civil rights activist who fed the unhoused and stood up for the voiceless. They continue Jordan’s legacy by supporting homeless non-profits, and through Susan’s work as Board Chair of the Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation League (a civil rights organization.) Their second son Jason is a compassionate and talented surgeon in NYC who works tirelessly to make the world a better place by helping his patients and saving lives. Susan and David raised their nephew Zach after he lost both his parents at age 11. He has been a gift to the whole Brody family. This year Zach graduated from university and will pursue his passion for international affairs. Susan is involved in numerous boards and community service activities, including leadership positions in the business community, civil rights, international affairs, homelessness and education. She speaks seven languages.