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“Michael Ryan is a superb writer”

-Oliver Stone


My name is Michael Ryan and I want to tell you a little bit about the company that my wife and I have started together.  The Film Whisperer is the product of a life long love affair with film and everything else that gets caught up in its magic.  For the past 15 years, I have been writing about movies, filmmaking and experimenting with 8mm, Super 8, 16mm film and video as a freelance artist.  My wife, Joy Ryan, has been working in the customer service end of things for over 20 years.

I love the idea of home movies.  I love the fact that they are a visual record of some of the best moments in our lives.  The way our parents and grandparents looked under a bright California sky.  Or the smiles on those little kid faces as they played the day away at the beach or the lake.  Home movies are an important part of our families’ history.  We are among the first generations to be able to archive and pass along those incredible moving images.

My wife and I are bringing together a life’s worth of talents and skills to help preserve your home movies on DVD.  To be honest,there are other companies that can transfer your home movies with the same quality, but we like to feel that there is no other company that is going to treat your family films with the care and attention they deserve.

My father, (who moved here from Bathurst, Australia), documented my childhood with a Kodak 8mm Brownie camera.  Today, I can’t really even describe how wonderful and spectacular these reels of film are to me and my family.  How we treat our family’s films is how we will treat your films.  You and I know how important these filmed moments are.

We know that having your home movies transferred shouldn’t feel like just another retail purchase.  The project of capturing your family’s filmed moments should be an exciting experience.  We are going to do our best to make sure that happens.  You have our word on it.

Michael and Joy Ryan

P.S.  For over three years I had the pleasure of being a writer for a wonderful magazine called SUPER 8 TODAY.  SUPER 8 TODAY covered the world of Super 8 filmmaking like no other magazine before or since.  The magazine is no longer in circulation, but you can go to: 

www.super8today.net  and still pick up copies of this great filmmaking magazine.