ninety seven films

Hockey Has Heart Documentary Film

We've been working on this documentary for Hockey Has Heart since early November and we're really excited to share it! Such an awesome volunteer organization centered around helping hockey players and their families. 100% of donations go to the families in need.

Visit Hockey Has Heart for more information.

Sheri + Steve | Traveling is their passion

Sheri + Steve announced their pregnancy in this “Travel Documentary”

Ahern Family Chiropractic Documentary Film

Dr. Curt Ahern opened Ahern Family Chiropractic in 2010 to serve the active families of Oakland County and Huron Valley Community. At Ahern Family Chiropractic we believe that everyone obtains better neurological function from the benefits of chiropractic care. Our bodies are meant for health and wellness and when there is stress in our nervous system our health is compromised. Whether you are seeking pain relief, maintaining wellness or trying to free your body from disease we believe that chiropractic care can help give you a better tomorrow.

Ahern Family Chiropractic

Vast Kitchen & Bar 30-Second Film

Vast Kitchen & Bar Restaurant features a modern American menu with traditional favorites. We have a team driven restaurant with great food, great cocktails and great people delivering genuine hospitality.

Vast Kitchen & Bar

Brown Iron Brewhouse 30-Second Film

Brown Iron Brewhouse is a community house where great American beer is celebrated with outstanding smokehouse cuisine.

Brown Iron Brewhouse, named “Best Beer Bar 2016 and 2017 in Michigan” by CraftBeer.com is a beer-centric smokehouse. Put simply, we love great beer and we love great food! Styled after a modern twist on the large and open German beer halls, Brown Iron Brewhouse welcomes you to come sit among friends on our inviting community seating inside the beer hall or enjoy the fire pits or great Michigan weather in our large beer garden with tables straight from Germany!

Brown Iron Brewhouse specializes draft beer from American craft breweries. You can find a large selection of beers from Michigan and find drafts which you may not find anywhere else. Our taps rotate daily with a mixture of stouts, IPAs, porters, sours, ciders and meads. Brown Iron

Brewhouse is not only a tap house but also brews in-house as well with a variety of beers on tap. Each small batch uses the finest ingredients to create the best craft beer possible.

We said we love great food and we mean eat! Brown Iron Brewhouse specializes in fresh food made daily. Enjoy our pulled pork, brisket, “beer-can” chicken or bacon smoked fresh in our smoker each day. Enjoy a fabulous salad, ground brisket burger or house-made pretzels. We specialize in Gluten free so you can find something for a special diet. Our dressings and BBQ sauces are made from scratch here at Brown Iron as too!

Each week we host special tap showcase, beer education or beer and food pairings. Our staff is trained to help guide you through the extensive beer menu and can help pair food with your choice as well. We said we love great beer! Come give us a try!

Brown Iron Brewhouse

St. Regis Documentary Film

St. Regis Catholic Parish strives to be a caring community of missionary disciples of Jesus through worship, education and service to all people.

St Regis Catholic Parish

IMPACT Featured on WDIV Local 4

....in case you missed it. So honored for IMPACT to be featured on WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit by Local 4 Karen Drew! And way to go Jeff Florkey The Motivator!

IMPACT Featured on WDIV Local 4

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Carpathia Kickers Documentary Film

The Carpathia Kickers strive to establish a structured, consistent soccer program with a positive environment for the continuing development of players who desire to excel in the sport of soccer.

The philosophy of the Carpathia Kickers is to perfect the true meaning of a soccer club. The Kickers have a strong commitment in running a soccer program as they do in Europe. We feel very strongly about player development beginning at a youth level and carrying them through to our senior level after completion of their college careers.

As we develop children into complete soccer players, they naturally develop skills that help them become well rounded individuals. The Kickers provide an opportunity for our players to develop discipline, teamwork and long lasting friendship, all qualities that will help them throughout their life.

Carpathia Kickers Soccer

Monica Sholar Sixty-Second Film

Monica R. Sholar is a Detroit School of Arts graduate best known for her Michigan-based suspense-thriller novels. Sholar’s storytelling has earned cover-story features in Women 2 Women and Detroit’s BLAC Magazine. Literary collaborations include FBI, National Guard, and Bureau of Diplomatic Security officers and agents.

In the spring of 2016, Sholar launched her first work of non-fiction, Please Pardon My Dust: I'm Under Construction, a motivational book that shares uplifting success stories of Michigan women.

In addition to writing, Sholar visits schools and other organizations to encourage others to pursue their passions.

Monica Sholar

Jennifer Bates Photography Thirty-Second Film

Jennifer specializes in creating gorgeous portrait art for your home…seniors, newborns, kids, and family photography!

“From couture fashion senior photoshoots to capturing fleeting moments with a tiny newborn, I can truly say I am one of the lucky ones who has found their life's passion. It's not about posed shots or formal portraits, it's about capturing you...your family...today. Whether we shoot outdoors, my studio, or in your home, the result is a portrait that engages your emotions. It brings me great joy to capture a slice of your, or your family's personality. I am honored to be able to share so many of those moments with you.”

Jennifer Bates Photography

La Cucina Del Vino Film

For the love of food and wine! Lisa Ribaudo, Certified Sommelier, with 25 years in the food and beverage industry now invites you to join her in her latest adventure, the opening of la Cucina del Vino to share her culture and passion for creating unforgettable memories around the table.

La Cucina Del Vino

Childrenz Challenge

It was so much fun interviewing these kids for the Childrenz Challenge Documentary. Such an awesome obstacle course race. Sign up your kids for the event this August 19!

Danny Scrivano - Anything is Possible

Here's an inspiring story for your Friday. Danny Scrivano Michigan Paralympic Hopeful is a very talented and gifted athlete. We filmed his motivational presentation earlier this week and the message was very clear... anything is possible.

Crossfit 523 | Thirty Second Film

CrossFit 523 is an outreach of Soterios Ministries, Inc. and Strength to Strength, LLC for the purpose of ‘crushing chronic disease’ and seeing persons restored to wholeness, SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY!

Beautiful Creations Testimonial

There are some people in this world with the biggest hearts....that have so much love to give. La Toya Sanders is one of them. Anything that she does, she puts her heart and soul into and her number one goal is to make others happy. Thanks La Toya for sharing your story about your business film for Beautiful Creations, LLC - By Toy

Crossfit Edge Testimonial

Not sure if investment in a film will help your business...Burt from Crossfit Edge 94 said some awesome things about his films.

97 Dollar Thirty-Second Film

What’s this “97 dollars” thing?? We’ll try to keep this simple. $97. We’ll film for one hour at your business. 30-second film. Delivered next day. Use your 30-second film on all your social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, your website, etc.) to promote your business. Any questions?
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Lucky Fin Documetnary

In 2007 Molly Stapelman gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ryan. As much as each baby is unique, Ryan entered the world with an unexpected hand difference. The growth of her right hand had been stunted, her palm was small with no fingers, just a tiny thumb. Stapelman and her husband received painfully little information from health care professionals and were left to search for answers on their own. Through their research they learned Ryan's hand difference is known medically as Symbrachydactyly.

If you've seen the movie "Finding Nemo" then you know all about Nemo's "lucky fin" and how being made a little differently doesn't stop him from accomplishing anything he sets out to do. In 2010 Stapelman launched the Lucky Fin Project - an upper limb difference awareness initiative in celebration of her daughter as well other children around the world with Symbrachydactyly or an upper limb difference.

The goal of this documentary is to let parents of limb different children know that they are not alone. They can be part of a global community that will provide support and information about the many types of limb differences. A community that will provide help and guidance while navigating their new journey, and an extended family that will celebrate their child's accomplishments along the way.

The mission of the Lucky Fin Project (A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization) is to celebrate, educate, support and unite families and individuals with limb differences.

Learn more at www.luckyfinproject.org
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Lucky Fin Documentary Teaser Trailer

The mission of Lucky Fin Project is to Celebrate, Educate, Support and Unite families and individuals with limb differences.

Beautiful Creations Documentary Film

Beautiful Creations by Toy is a platform for spreading LOVE -- the strongest magnetic force in the Universe! 

Dan Tillery + Dave G | Documentary Film

Over the summer we hung out with some really cool dudes (Dan Tillery and Dave G) listening to some great music. And also put together a documentary film of their story, private concerts, and of course Diggy the Dog! Check out their new album Dreamers and Drifters. It will get you in the summer groove!

Download "Dreamers & Drifters" on iTunes or find them on Soundcloud

The Ajamu Group Success Documentary Clip

Success can only come after failure, so Cheryl Ajamu took her failures and turned them into The Ajamu Group LLC. The Ajamu Group is a nationally known media advertising sales and event management firm based out of Detroit. Watch the video below to see how Cheryl used her failures and experiences to catapult her success to new heights!

Rustic MAKA Documentary Film

It's all in the family...from simple beginnings inspired by their mom to a business that pays tribute to their heritage. As they approach our 3rd birthday, it's hard to believe where their journey started and where they are at today. They are continuously committed to transparency, organic practices and communities around them as they move forward in growing Rustic MAKA.

SUCCESS Documentary Film Release Party

The SUCCESS Documentary Film Release last night at Firebird Tavern was a success! ;) Thank you to all those who supported and participated in this documentary film. Below is the link to buy/rent the film…we’re so excited to share it to the rest of the world! Please contact katie@97films.com for more information regarding educational and corporate licensing.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/successdocumentaryfilm

Attack Hunger Success Documentary Clip

Mike Ash is the founder of Attack Hunger, a company that gives back to charities of at-risk women and children across Detroit through every sale. His success has been watching Attack Hunger grow from the humble startup it was to the thriving business it is today! Watch how Mike decides not what’s best for him, but what’s best for his business and those he’s helping.

Resource Office Interiors Success Documentary Clip

Greg Gozdor, owner of Resource Office Interiors, prides himself on building workspaces that reflect the culture and image of every individual business. Resource Office Interiors specializes in building incredibly designed working environments that are both practical and affordable even on tighter budgets. Take a look at how his idea of success was influenced and how he defines success today!

Wayne State University Success Documentary Clip

Sometimes success is leading others to find their own. Laura Hetzler is an academic advisor for Wayne State University, and helps students find what they need to do, both in and outside the classroom, to be successful in their goals. Listen to how she describes success and her advice for living a happy and successful life.

dPOP! Success Documentary Clip

Before achieving success you need a proper workplace, and luckily Melissa Price designs them! Melissa is the CEO of dPOP!, a commercial interior design firm that creates working environments of the highest caliber. Check out the video below to see how Melissa defines success for herself and others.

Rustic MAKA Success Documentary Clip

Kasia Rothe, CEO and co-founder of Rustic MAKA, set out to make an organic, healthy deodorant product it was for her own use, so she had no idea how big of a success it would be! Take a look at how her personal quest to make a safe and natural product became the start of a thriving business.

Government Relations Success Documentary Clip

Stepping outside your comfort zone is one of the most difficult things to do, but Sheri Gordon found her own unique sense of purpose and passion by doing just that. Check out the video below to see how she took her first steps into her career the real world and discovered her purpose in success.

Mitten Crate Success Documentary Clip

He puts food in boxes, but to him it’s so much more. Take a look at how Cory Wright took a passion for food and turned it into the Mitten Crate success story.

(revolver) Hamtramck Success Documentary Clip

Success can be defined in many ways. For Peter Dalinowski success is doing what he loves everyday, and not answering to anybody is a bonus too! Peter is the owner of (revolver) Hamtramck, a chef’s table style restaurant that brings in different chefs and menus every week! Check out the video to see why he loves what he does and how his success keeps him motivated to try new things.

M Shannon Leadership Success Documentary Clip

Shannon Labruyere loves to help others the best way she can, and being her own boss lets her do just that! Instead of waiting for others to recognize her talents, Shannon started M Shannon Leadership and used her’s to help others to grow and learn. Take a look at why she started her own business and how she defines her success! 

Moosejaw Success Documentary Clip

Some have success come from a passion, but Tom Lisi discovered a passion from his success. He began his career at Moosejaw when it was just starting off and as it continued to grow so did his love for his job. Watch how his passion for Moosejaw’s success became his own.

Kindergarten Teacher Success Documentary Clip

Sarah Paone defines success as doing something you love that makes you happy, and she finds success teaching children everyday! Sarah is a kindergarten teacher whose passion is encouraging her students to follow their own passions and be successful in their own ways. Watch how she finds success impacting children’s lives, and how it pushes her to further her career.

Lee Industrial Contracting Success Documentary Clip

Success means learning to make the decisions that matter. Ken Labruyere, of Lee Industrial Contracting, loves making those tough choices and teaching others to further the growth of the company. Check out the video below to see how he started his career and how he helps to lead others to success.

Isle Box Success Documentary Clip

Kolin Karchon turned his passion for adventuring into a way to let others adventure the way he does. He is one of the co-founders of Isle Box, a business that encourages outside exploration by shipping curated camping and hiking goods to their subscribers. Success is a constant learning experience, listen to what Kolin has learned about success in the video below!

Pointe Vision Care Success Documentary Clip

Before you can define your success you have to define yourself. Krista Anderson, an optometrist and co-founder of Pointe Vision Care, takes pride in improving her patients’ vision and their self confidence! Take a look at how she found her passion and turned it into a career to help others. 

Detroit Free Press Success Documentary Clip

A job can be a part of your success, but for Grace Leone it encompasses so much more. Grace has worked for the Detroit Free Press for the last 35 years and loved every day of it. Listen to how she explored other fields, but she always gravitated back to journalism and with it, her success.

Dave’s Sweet Tooth Success Documentary Clip

Not many people can say they expected to be making candy at 28 years old, and Andrew Chmielewski is no exception! Andrew is the founder of Dave’s Sweet Tooth, a Michigan based toffee company recognized nationally for its amazing taste. Watch how Andrew took a family recipe and turned it into a national success!

Isle Box 2 Success Documentary Clip

Travis Tamez heard a lot of “no”s and a lot of “it won’t work”, but it didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion. As one of the co-founders of Isle Box, his dream is to encourage as many people as possible to explore the great outdoors. Take a look at the video below to see the time he puts into his passion and how he measures his success.

The Michigan Pedaler Success Documentary Clip

Success isn’t always the easiest ride, that’s why Mike Gill came up with something that is! The Michigan Pedaler is a 15-person party bike that takes tours though popular landmarks, bars and more in the city of Detroit! Take a look at how Mike put time, energy and passion into The Michigan Pedaler and was rewarded with success.

Gus and Grey Success Documentary Clip

Success starts with a meaningful name, and thanks to a special cat Tara Grey found the perfect one: Gus and Grey! Check out how Tara found her dream career and the adventures that she has everyday because of it.

Bon Bon Bon Success Documentary Clip

Some people express creativity paint, others through clay, but Alex Clark does it through chocolate! Using flavors all across the spectrum, Bon Bon Bon creates delicious bon bons in Hamtramck, the heart of Detroit, Michigan. Watch how she set out to taste some of the world’s best treats, and brought success back home with her.

Yumbitz | Monica Martin Success Documentary Clip

Here's another clip from our interviews for the success documentary. This is Monica of yumbitz talking about how her dream of making cookies came true.

Nakee Butter | Evan Weber Success Documentary Clip

Over the past few months we've been working on a documentary film about success. We interviewed several Detroit business owners, CEOs, and inspiring/career minded professionals on what has made them successful. Here's the first of many clips from our interviews. This is Evan Weber from Nakee Butter talking about how the "Spread With Benefits" got started.

RealTeam Real Estate Career Recruiting Film

Here at REALTEAM Real Estate, we have built our unique team with some of the most motivated and intelligent professionals in our industry. By growing a brand that focuses on people, education, and team oriented training, we have set up our associates for a successful lifelong career in real estate.

www.mirealteam.com/careers | 586-580-8092





Realteam Real Estate Documentary Film

REALTEAM Real Estate is a boutique real estate office located in Shelby Twp, MI that focuses on helping clients by working as a true team unlike any other real estate office. Members of REALTEAM discuss the culture, values, and story of the team.

www.mirealteam.com/careers | 586-580-8092

IMPACT Film Release Party Highlight Film

Thank you to everyone that came to the IMPACT Film Release Party on Sunday at Brown Iron Brewhouse. It has been an honor telling the story of this amazing and inspirational man, Jeff Florkey. I hope his story motivates you to pursue your dreams.

IMPACT The Jeff Florkey Story Extended Preview

I really enjoyed creating this extended preview of "Impact The Jeff Florkey Story." For the final film I had to cut a lot of comments for time. The coaches and players didn't make it easy for me because they had such great things to say about Jeff and his positive impact on the Eisenhower Football Program. Can't wait for everyone to see what made the final film!

Tickets now available for the Film Release Party at Brown Iron Brewhouse on Sunday, March 20. Join us as 97 Films honors Jeff Florkey's impact alongside his family, friends, fellow players and coaches.

$5 from every ticket goes to the Eisenhower Football Program.

Click here to purchase tickets to “IMPACT The Jeff Florkey Story” Film Release Party

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IMPACT The Jeff Florkey Story Film Release Party

Over the past 15 years Jeff has touched many lives through the Eisenhower Varsity Football Program. Join us as 97 Films honors his impact alongside his family, friends, fellow players and coaches.

Sunday March 20th at Brown Iron Brewhouse
Doors Open at 5:00pm

$25/ticket includes Brewhouse Dinner (includes tax and gratuity)
Choice of Beef Brisket, Salmon, or Beer Can Chicken
Cash Bar (pop, coffee, and tea included in dinner)

$5 from each ticket goes to the Eisenhower Football Program

Click here to purchase tickets to “IMPACT The Jeff Florkey Story” Film Release Party

It's a celebration.

Business documentaries create an emotional connection between the viewer and the business owner. So honored to tell these stories this past year!

Businesses featured:
Delicia
Firebird Tavern
Keith Evola Auto Service
Megan's Fitness
TSBC Business Camp
ban.do
Cellar 59 Wine Bar
SLO Down Wines
Sweaters and Sustenance
Wolverine State Brewing Co.

Sweaters and Sustenance Documentary Film

It was an honor filming John's story and bringing the Sweaters and Sustenance mission to life in this documentary film.

www.sweatersandsustenance.com

Keith Evola Auto Service | Documentary Film

Since he was a kid, Keith has always worked on cars…it’s all he’s ever known. Keith Evola Auto Service is a full service vehicle repair and maintenance serving the Mount Clemens area. Their motto is “we fix what the other shops can’t.”

Firebird Tavern | Greektown Detroit

Happy Short Film Friday! As part of our Your Story Is Yours promotion we selected four businesses to receive a cinematic business film. Over the next couple weeks we will be finishing up production of their films. This weeks' cinematic business film is Firebird Tavern. Constructed in the early 1880’s, this 120+ year-old building has been restored to enhance the handcrafted woodwork and exposed brick while also adding some modern touches like WiFi and HD flatscreen TV’s; all of which we have grown to love and expect in today’s establishments. This historic building originally housed a saloon operating under multiple owners for the first 20-30 years of its existence. As the years passed and the name of the street changed from Croghan to Monroe St, an auto upholstery shop, a local cafe and an authentic barber shop all called 419 Monroe street home. After some careful restoration and slight modernization, we feel we brought the building back full circle to its original purpose and are proud to give you the Firebird Tavern.“speramus meliora, resurget cineribus.” – “we hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes.”

"I love to see people reach their goals."
Megan's Fitness

Happy Short Film Friday! As part of our Your Story Is Yours promotion we selected four businesses to receive a cinematic business film. Over the next couple weeks we will be finishing up production of their films. This weeks' cinematic business film is Megan's Fitness​, a private personal training studio located in Shelby Township, Michigan. Megan specializes in 1 on 1 and small group Personal Training. She has helped a wide range of people seeking weight loss, injury prevention, sport specific exercise, and overall health and fitness, achieve their goals. Whatever your goals may be, your workouts will be structured to reach them.

I wish to be a celebrity...Emily's Wish

Make-A-Wish Michigan has been granting wishes for 30 years. Their 8,000th wish was Emily's "I wish to be a celebrity." For the past 6 weeks we documented Emily's Celebrity Journey.

Emily, an 11 year old from Royal Oak, started her Celebrity Journey on September 26. She made an appearance at her school's pep rally, got her hair done at
Salon Cardon, grabbed a bite to eat at Noodles & Company photo shoot at Stela Zaharieva Photography Studio, and dress fitting at Macy's at The Somerset Collection. Her celebrity journey didn't end there. On November 8 she was introduced into the 2014 Wish Ball at MGM Grand Detroit. She sang one of her favorite songs alongside Mel Ball and Colours.

We have had the best time putting together this film for Emily and her family and we’re so proud to be a part of her celebrity journey! We can’t say enough great things about the Make-A-Wish program and hope the video of her journey will inspire others to get involved with this great program!

Ice Bucket Challenge

Shaun from Visual Impact Studios and Katie from 97 Films challenged each other to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Unfortunately, Shaun was behind the camera while Katie was....under the ice.

We support the ALS Association and the Ice Bucket Challenge. Within the next week, for every like on our Facebook page we will be donating to the ALS Association. Help raise awareness by sharing our video!

Taking Control of the Reins

97 Films is a proud supporter of Camp Casey and we recently had the honor of capturing their first Horsey House Call of the season!

Upcoming 5k Races

97 Films is sponsoring the Chicago Brides Run June 8th and Run The Plank June 28th.

The Chicago Brides Run starts at 39th Street Beach in Downtown Chicago.

Run the Plank takes place in Macomb Township, Michigan (our hometown). The race starts at Immanuel Lutheran on 21 Mile and Romeo Plank. The finish line is at St. Peter Lutheran on 24 Mile and Romeo Plank. The Family Fun Fair starts as soon as all runners cross the finish line!