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Human-Interest Documentary Films

Ten-time Emmy Award winning Visionalist Entertainment Productions was
established in 1997 by Executive Producer and Director Keith Famie, who
created a series for various network-affiliate television stations based
on his adventurous cooking in exotic locations around the globe. Produced
both in short news format segments and hour-long documentaries, Famie
quickly developed his own unique style of film production.

Since these early years, Famie and his VEP team have produced a wide
range of primetime programs, including thirty-two segments of 'Keith
Famie's Adventure's' for Food Network; Ice Warriors, a documentary which
followed the Detroit Red Wings Alumni team throughout Russia, and his
human interest and ethnic series, 'Our Story Of' www.ourstoryof.com, about
Michigan’s immigrants.

Our Italian Story, Our Polish Story Our Greek Story, Our Arab American
Story and Our India Story
all earned high ratings for their
commercial-free debuts, and winning a total of seven Emmys.

Detroit: Our Greatest Generation A film about our WWII veterans; a tribute to
our ‘Greatest Generation.’ The premiere, held at the Fox Theatre in December
2009, brought the sons, daughters, grandchildren and relatives, 3,200 in all,
to salute their ‘heroes’ on the big screen. Aired on WDIV-TV4, rated as the
number one show that night.

Our Vietnam Generation A film dedicated to the unsung heroes, and survivors
of the Vietnam War. An emotional event with over 3,000 attendees at the January
2011 Fox Theatre premiere. Aired on PBS February 2011.
www.ourvietnamgeneration.com

Can You See How I See? An intimate and moving film that explores the world of
the blind; a daily way of life unfamiliar to most. An astonishing, educational and
inspiring film that documents the perseverance and faith of countless blind
individuals. www.canyouseehowisee.com. An April 2011PBS broadcast.

One Soldier’s Story A PBS film about Sgt. Michael Ingram, Jr. and the legacy he
left behind. www.v-prod.com click on “One Soldier’s Story”

“Keith Famie’s film about Sgt. Michael Ingram is incredibly powerful and moving.
It’s an intimate portrayal of a soldier’s sacrifice and a family’s unbearable loss.
It’s impossible to watch without breaking down and feeling the full cost of our
decade long war. it’s a true and worthy tribute to a young man whose legacy will
not be forgotten.” ~ Michael Hastings, Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone

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Complete Filmography

1997 – 2000
WDIV - NBC Affiliate - Detroit
(4) 30-minute specials, Adventure Chef films
(72) 3-minute cooking news segments, Adventure Chef
(2) One-hour prime time specials: Vietnam and Australia
- both nominated for local Michigan Emmy Awards

2001 - 2004
An Adventure Chef’s ‘Taste of Taiwan,’ one-hour special awarded Emmy Best Talent
Food Network series - “Keith Famie's Adventures”- 30-Minute Episodes
Seattle, Michigan, Memphis, Alaska, Albuquerque Day’s Special, Jamaica,
Wisconsin, Baja Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, Wild Australia Mexico (Mercados),
Fish is a Fish – worldwide locations, Quebec, Sturgis, Ultimate Foods-Ultimate
Resort, Philadelphia, Cooking with Moms-Mothers, Toronto, South Beach, Journey
to Mexico, Denver, Cosmopolitan Australia, Bangkok to Hanoi, Key West,
Milwaukee, Paris, Crete

Food Network -"Keith Famie's Adventures”- 1-Hour Special
Africa, French Polynesia, Southern France, Greece

2005
Fox Sports Network
“Ice Warriors” – a one-hour primetime special filmed in Russia with the
Detroit Red Wings alumni team.
Nominated for two Emmys

“Our Story Of” primetime series about Michigan’s ethnic communities

2006
“Our Italian Story” – WXYZ-TV7
Two Emmy awards

2007
“Our Polish Story” – WXYZ-TV7
One Emmy award

“Our Greek Story” – WXYZ-TV7
Two Emmy award

 
“Our Arab American Story” – WXYZ-TV7
One Emmy award

2008
“Our India Story” – WXYZ-TV7
One Emmy award

2009
“Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” – WDIV-TV4
One Emmy award

2011
“Our Vietnam Generation” – WTVS Ch. 56 / PBS Special; CMU-Grand Rapids
One Emmy Award
“Can You See How I See?” – WTVS Ch. 56 / PBS Special; CMU-Grand Rapids
One Emmy Nomination
"One Soldier's Story" - WTVS Ch. 56 / PBS Special; CMU-Grand Rapids
One Emmy Nomination

2012
“The Embrace of Aging” - the male perspective of growing old

2013-2014
“The Embrace of Aging” - the female perspective of growing old

2015
“The Embrace of Dying” - how we deal with the end of life

2016
"Maire's Journey"

2016
"Death is NOT the Answer"

2017
"Enlisted"

2017
"GRIT"

IN THE WORKS
GRIT

It's the choice we make and the struggles we endure that make us strong.

Enlisted

Choice. Adventure. Growth.
Why would one decide to enlist?

Death is NOT the Answer

A deep look into the dark world of depression and suicide.

FILM LIBRARY
Custom Films Library

Here you will find a collection of America's stories as told by us.

Maire's Journey

Follow Maire Kent as she sets sail on an epic journey to fullfill her dying wish.

The Embrace of Aging

A three-part series taking an in depth look at how men and women of various ...

One Soldier's Story

The profound story about Sgt. Michael Ingram, Jr. and the legacy he left behind.

Our Vietnam Generation

A long overdue welcome home to the men and women who served ...

Detroit: Our Greatest Generation

A tribute to the men and women of the Greatest Generation, who built the ...

Can you see how I see?

An inspiring look into the life of those in our society who are without sight ...