About Judy Faust, Founder and Producer
"I confess. This whole business started with my mother! I was teaching art for more than two decades when she suggested I write her life story. The result was the movie below. As for the book, I have yet to publish the 400 pages, but in the process I arrived at the next transition I was looking for: videography and filmmaking."
Connect Your Stories Video Productions (formerly What's Your Story) was launched in 2007 with the first documentary, Angels of Austria: The Church That Reached Out To Holocaust Survivors, which is about Judy's mother, Trudy Faust, (standing on the left in the photo), who struggled to heal from the wounds of the Holocaust during a Reconciliation event in Austria. Judy presented the documentary all over New England, at movie theaters, schools, synagogues, churches, retirement communities, libraries, and colleges. Maine Public Radio, The Coastal Journal, Brunswick Herald, and many other media interviewed Judy, wrote reviews, or covered the local screenings. The public loved the topic, the discussions afterward, and the movie. Judy was hooked on making videos and seeing life through the camera lens. Click on photo to go to Angels trailer.
In 2012, the second documentary was released. See What’s Whispered: The Legacy of Artist David C Baker which brought together artists, collectors, local history, music, art and poetry, revolving around one of the most well-known and beloved artists of the Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire. David was also Judy's mentor and long time friend. The hour long documentary was broadcast on New Hampshire Public Television for the year 2013-2014.
Cllick on photo to view Baker trailer.
The third documentary, From Institution To Indepedence: The Donna Jay Story began pre-production this year and is about the history of people with disabilities. Donna spent her early years in two infamous institutions: Dever School, and Danvers State Hospital. Her life mirrors the progress made by people with intellectual and developmental disabilites. We are in the development stage. Click on the photo to see Donna Jay trailer. To learn more
Since the first movie, requests have come for making Family History videos, Memorial Tributes, Q & A film and lecture engagements, school and library programs, filming events, and much more.
After Connect Your Stories relocated to Massachusetts a variety of videos for non-profits and businesses were produced, as well as dozens of TV shows for HudTV. Judy Faust helped produce and edit the Wicked Good Cook Show for three years. She also has been filming Symphony Pro Musica since 2009, and currently works for Sudbury TV while taking on other clients and giving presentations of her own documentaries.
"With a double degree in Art and Music, and with years of dancing, acting, storytelling, writing, and teaching, Connect Your Stories enables me to combine all that I am passionate about, including making others happy."
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