Backstory Media

Backstory Media Backstory Media is a production company that specializes in creating video biographies. Staffed by Emmy/Peabody award winning crews, Backstory Media brings a passion for storytelling to your project.
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Backstory Media's cover photo
06/04/2020

Backstory Media's cover photo

Our project is growing. 40 interviews to date and much more on the way. We continue to encourage DC-area residents and b...
05/28/2020

Our project is growing. 40 interviews to date and much more on the way. We continue to encourage DC-area residents and businesses to participate! DM us if you would like to add your voice.

The coronavirus will be a defining moment in history. Our friends at Backstory Media want to know how it is changing your life. They are collecting stories from DC area-residents about their experience during Covid-19 as part of a documentary project on the impacts of this pandemic to our community. Through this project, they will chronicle moments of compassion, hardship and humanity that will shape our community for years to come.

If you'd like to submit a photo, video, or short paragraph that describes your experience, please do so by emailing [email protected].

To view a sample of their work so far, you can visit their page to see it: https://www.facebook.com/watch/BackstoryMedia/

05/22/2020
Serve Your City Distributes Supplies

DC Mutual Aid Network is working ward by ward to help those hardest hit by coronavirus. Thank you to Maurice Cook, Founder of Serve Your City, for sharing your story. If you are a DC resident, we want to learn how this pandemic has impacted your life. Reach out to us with your story.

05/18/2020
First Responder Plays the Bagpipe for DC Communities

The coronavirus will be a defining moment in history. We want to know how it is changing your life. Backstory Media is collecting stories from DC area-residents about their experience during Covid-19 as part of a documentary project on the impacts of this pandemic on our community. We invite you to submit a short paragraph that describes your experience to [email protected]. Jim Mazzara, a first responder, tells us why he plays the bagpipe for communities across DC. Thanks for letting us capture your story, Jim.

Seen in Capitol Hill, DC
05/17/2020

Seen in Capitol Hill, DC

As part of our documentary project, Stories from Covid-19, we covered H Street bar and restaurant, The Queen Vic, as the...
05/15/2020

As part of our documentary project, Stories from Covid-19, we covered H Street bar and restaurant, The Queen Vic, as they prepped hundreds of meals to donate to refugees in need. If you are a DC-based business, we want to hear your story. Reach out to us on Facebook or email us at [email protected].

Through our documentary project, Stories from Covid-19, we are learning about the unprecedented challenges that small bu...
05/13/2020

Through our documentary project, Stories from Covid-19, we are learning about the unprecedented challenges that small businesses are facing amid this pandemic. If you are a DC-based business and would like to share your story, please reach out to us through Facebook messenger or email at: [email protected]

As part of our documentary project, Stories from Covid-19, we covered 20 volunteer motorcyclists deliver food from Mediu...
05/09/2020

As part of our documentary project, Stories from Covid-19, we covered 20 volunteer motorcyclists deliver food from Medium Rare to first responders at Washington Hospital Center. Thank you to these #heroes

We started a project to capture stories from the pandemic. Read about our mission below. Send us your story today at eil...
05/07/2020

We started a project to capture stories from the pandemic. Read about our mission below. Send us your story today at [email protected]

05/07/2020
Share Your Covid-19 Story

Stories from Covid-19 is a documentary project to capture moments of compassion, hardship, and humanity during this pandemic. If you or your loved one is a nurse, doctor, grocery store employee, restaurant owner/employee, sanitation worker, teacher, community activist, or volunteer in the DC area, we want to hear from you. We invite you to share your story by contacting us here at [email protected].

Backstory Media
05/07/2020

Backstory Media

We had a blast capturing Patrick O'Connell and his "Innstock Party" celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Inn at Littl...
09/03/2018

We had a blast capturing Patrick O'Connell and his
"Innstock Party" celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Inn at Little Washington. Foodies that we are, and huge fans of the Inn, this was a dream gig. More than 20 former Inn sous chefs created and served amazing food and the whimsical Woodstock theme was classic Patrick O'Connell. Every detail checked and plenty to make you smile. Congratulations Chef!

Backstory Media's cover photo
07/20/2017

Backstory Media's cover photo

Backstory Media
11/05/2016

Backstory Media

Backstory Media's cover photo
08/25/2016

Backstory Media's cover photo

Backstory Media
08/25/2016

Backstory Media

08/03/2016

We have been busy with our latest project recording "conversations" that capture family histories and memories. More info and a video to show you what we do coming later this month.

Tad and MaryJean Lindner spent the day with us recently recording the memories and stories of their lives in HD video. S...
06/19/2016

Tad and MaryJean Lindner spent the day with us recently recording the memories and stories of their lives in HD video. Start the conversation and record your family history.

This Thanksgiving Savor the Memories of Your FamilyRecord their stories.  Click below to see how easy it is
11/22/2015
Thanksgiving is for families

This Thanksgiving Savor the Memories of Your Family
Record their stories. Click below to see how easy it is

10/11/2015
It's Time To Tell Your Story

We came up with the Gift of a Lifetime. And we make it easy and affordable. Check out our video and call to book your spot.

Our Video Sessions are up and running. What a wonderful and joyous time we had as Joan and Don shared the stories of the...
10/04/2015

Our Video Sessions are up and running. What a wonderful and joyous time we had as Joan and Don shared the stories of their lives with Backstory. Our thanks and love to you both.

Backstory Media:  Photo & Video Solutions for Families and Businesses
09/29/2015
Backstory Media: Photo & Video Solutions for Families and Businesses

Backstory Media: Photo & Video Solutions for Families and Businesses

We all have them; boxes of photos and albums stashed away collecting dust.  We are available to personally pick up your photos, professionally scan and sort them into digital folders you can easily access and share.  Don’t risk your precious memories being damaged or lost.  It’s time to empty the sh…

Eileen Dougherty Introduces Backstory MediaPhoto & Video Solutions for Families and BusinessesIt's Time to Tell Your Sto...
09/28/2015
Backstory Media: Photo & Video Solutions for Families and Businesses

Eileen Dougherty Introduces Backstory Media
Photo & Video Solutions for Families and Businesses
It's Time to Tell Your Story

We all have them; boxes of photos and albums stashed away collecting dust.  We are available to personally pick up your photos, professionally scan and sort them into digital folders you can easily access and share.  Don’t risk your precious memories being damaged or lost.  It’s time to empty the sh…

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09/20/2015

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Eileen Dougherty is a journalist, writer, co-founder of The Camera 1 Group, and founder of Backstory Media. A former bureau chief of the largest independent media bureau in the United States and co-founder of an Emmy-winning production company, she brings a collective 25 plus years’ experience to Backstory Media.

And she will be the first to tell you that nothing within the previous paragraph defines who she is as a person.

The stories that shaped Eileen’s career coincided with those that defined generations, although her subjects could hardly be deemed name-recognizable. She witnessed American and Soviet WWII vets raise their hands in collective salute at the height of the Cold War. She interviewed former troops on the beaches of Normandy, returning for the first time since the invasion. If there was one thing she understood better than most, it was the interconnections shared between apparent strangers — and those were the stories she pursued.

Eileen believes strongly that ordinary people play a valuable role in extraordinary events in history, and that was the foundation on which she built Backstory Media. That each of us, whether willing to accept it or not, has a story to tell. And only when we choose to share our stories are they passed on.

Today, Eileen preserves family history by creating full-length documentary videos with her husband, who happens to be her first camera man. Self-proclaimed political junkies, the two still call Capitol Hill home.

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In Florida this weekend creating a Video Biography and saving the beautiful love story of Nancy and Ron. Jenny Herrero you have given your family a priceless gift, proud to be part of it.