Family history and life story videos
Theo Clark Media produces family history videos to record the extraordinary things that ordinary people do. Transfer your old family movies and photographs to film and tell the story of your life on video to be preserved for future generations. To have your family history recorded on video, contact us today.
Theo Clark describes himself as a 'video story teller', someone who takes memories, memorabilia, and the interwoven tales and pulls them together in his digital workshop - Geoff Mann, ABC Radio (2016).
The whole family spanning 4 generations will have an enduring memory of my mother, Elvira , due mainly to the exceptional quality of Theo’s work in interviewing Elvira and capturing her life on video utilising my late father Bill’s home movie collection spanning over 60 years... even I learnt new things I wasn’t aware of - Charles Cuschieri.
Elvira Cuschieri: Coming to Australia (2017)
Elvira Cuschieri migrated from Egypt to Australia with her husband Bill and son Charles in the 1950s. A true Mediterranean woman, she was Italian-Greek by heritage and married a Maltese-Egyptian in the last days of the British Empire in Egypt. Illustrated with her husband's home movie footage of old Egypt and the voyage to Sydney on the SS Himalaya, Elvira remembers an idyllic youth in cosmopolitan Port Said, and the shock of finding nothing but Coon Cheese and plain bread in the shops after sailing into a glorious Sydney Harbour in the 1950s. Recorded for a family history video by Theo Clark Media in 2017.
Alan Cardy's Rugby Story
Alan Cardy was a champion sprinter and Wallaby No. #496, who also played Rugby League with The Roosters. In this interview from 2017, he recalls the joy he felt at representing Australia, and has the last word on some of the highs and lows of his career. I originally recorded this interview for "Sometimes the Best Ever: The Story of the 1966/7 Wallabies", but Alan later asked if I could make a family history version for him covering his life and rugby career.