Stories Lived

Our media feeds us a constant diet of the worst in life. Stories Lived was created as a community to celebrate the best. It is our sincere hope that these stories will go out into the world and be a channel of blessings for us all.

View current and past Winning and Finalist videos below and browse our entire catalogue of amazing and inspiring Mission, Passion, and Triumph videos.

 

Current and Past Winners and Finalists

I´ve Seen So Much **Current Jury Winner**

Sintayehu Tesale is an Ethiopian carpenter. But not only. He is an inspiring person; one of those who leave a mark on you when you meet him. He is persevering, he is positive, he boosts[…]

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Have a Good Day: The Wave **Finalist**

“Have a good day.” So says a man named Brother Lewis in the Forest Park South East area of St. Louis who is making a uniquely huge impact. I first encountered him on my way[…]

A Life In Fast Forward **Finalist**

Simon Dayman, a young father, was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2016, aged 35. He live-streamed a Facebook video explaining his diagnosis (which can be seen at the beginning of the film) and[…]

The Handmade Stylist **Finalist**

A short documentary about Anna Maria Reviglio, a creative stylist with a delightful taste for vintage, who creates her dresses by herself through the project Les Poisson a Pois. In this mini doc she describes[…]

Looking After Our Greatest Blessing **Finalist**

As toxic spills and heavy metals contaminate groundwater beneath the Pilliga forest from coal seam gas mining, Anne Kennedy – President of the Great Artesian Basin Protection Group is determined to save the precious finite[…]

Ovindoli Freestyle **Finalist**

Two Italian snowboarders and a skier in the middle of Italian country (Abruzzo), show us how the passion for freestyle and free ride can become the connection between two different disciplines. Crucial for them is[…]

The Final Farewell **Finalist**

We are all leading to death, but the funeral director makes death not such a horrible thing. They sooth the pain of lost with their warm hands.   About the Filmmaker Submitted by ZHOU Wanni[…]

Love Sweet Love **Finalist**

This is the story behind Kansas City’s iconic citizen, “Super Jesus” Michael Wheeler, who is spreading his message of peace and love to the people. The documentary helps shed light on the man behind the[…]

OUR Ecovillage **Past Enviro Runner-up**

During one week, we’ve been living intensely in an environmental community, called OUR Ecovillage. On their beautiful land near Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island (BC, Canada), they try to live as sustainable as possible, and[…]

Born to Build Bikes **Past Passion Winner**

Born to Build Bikes, a short documentary film, tells the story of bicycle designer Todd Shusterman. At the age of 7, Todd received a bicycle for Christmas and assembled it himself. This experience sparked a[…]

One Day With a Tattoo Artist **Past Passion Runner-up**

This is a short documentary about the Italian tattoo artist Simona Ercole, a dedicated and creative person who really loves what she does.  This is a personal project which gave me the chance to measure[…]

The Shop-Window Artist **Past Passion Runner-up**

The shop-window artist portrays Martin, an art historian who owns an antiques shop. The film is about a lifetime dream that lived differently than thought. Actually, Martin wanted to study art but he was always[…]

Impact Life **Past Mission Runner-up**

Impact Life was originally created after people in my community began telling me that I should document my story of all the people I have managed to help during the last few years, but in[…]

Sa Famille **Past Mission Runner-up**

Sa Famille is a documentary film that was made in October 2015. The whole recording process took place in district 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Sa Famille is a story about Mr. Vincent Leopold[…]

Camphill Foundation: Celebrating 50 Years **Past Triumph Runner-up**

Camphill Foundation celebrating 50 years of growing Camphill communities worldwide.  The Camphill movement is an initiative for social change dedicated to creating intentional communities where the values of service, sharing, spiritual nourishment, and a commitment[…]

Vivek: The Antifragile Innovator **Past Passion Runner-up**

This is the story of Vivek Chaturvedi, an “antifragile” innovator existing in modern times. Antifragile was coined by author Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder.  Aadivaahan is Vivek’s creation[…]

Raising the Future **Past Mission Winner**

Who will ensure that all of our children, including the abandoned babies and AIDS orphans are cared for?  When Ruth Grobler grappled with that question, the answer became clear. This is a short documentary about[…]

Three Dreams **Past Triumph Runner-up**

Can we still achieve our dreams despite unexpected obstacles? Mickey aspired to be a hang gliding pilot, Chad was enthralled by magic and Tommy longed to be a painter but life doesn’t always go as[…]

Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star

This video is a trailer for the longer award winning inspiring documentary.  In the spirit of “American Movie” and “Be Kind Rewind,” DOUBLE DIGITS: THE STORY OF A NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE STAR introduces us to 52-year-old[…]

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Janelle: Living, Laughing & Loving with Family

Janelle Honeycutt suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) as she was hit by a car.  I would often see her and her caretakers at physical therapy. Many days I found myself down as I[…]

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May We All Be Boundless in the New Year

We at Stories Lived want to take a moment to wish everyone the best and brightest for 2017. As we exhaled in the past few days before embarking on the exciting year ahead, we reflected[…]

Stories Lived Featured in Whole Living Journal

Stories Lived is honored to be featured this November / December edition of the Whole Living Journal.  Click here to see our article on page 10 of the publication.