About Us...

Image of Shanna & Mike by Andy Sams
Photos by Heather Curiel

We are an award-winning husband and wife filmmaking team, Shanna and Michael Pharis, who founded Nostalgia Film--and got married--in 2010. We both have a background in and passion for film, and during the course of planning our own wedding, we fell in love with the idea of capturing weddings, family memories, and other events on the nostalgic and timeless medium of Super 8 film that we both remember from our childhoods, and we also combine vintage film with modern HD video to stunning effect!

Michael has extensive video and audio production experience with fifteen plus years in the industry. He brings his technical expertise, experience, and education in Radio-Television-Film (The University of Texas) as Nostalgia Film's Director of Photography. He has filmed thousands of live events, sporting events, independent film, music videos and concerts, and weddings. He currently works in TV production and has worked for many companies including the Austin City Limits Festival, Discovery Channel, Fox Sports, Longhorn Network, NPR, and many more.

Shanna brings her creative eye and background in journalism, media, design, and photography, as well as her passion for weddings and Super 8 film to Nostalgia Film. She first shot film photography and learned to develop in a darkroom while still in high school and fell in love with Super 8mm film while studying Radio-Television-Film at UT (graduating with degrees in journalism and Czech). She made her first film on B&W Super 8 film in college and was hooked. She has previously worked in journalism and web design/development and social media, and now works full-time as a filmmaker and editor for Nostalgia Film and oversees day-to-day operations.

We'd really like to get to know you, so we can create a film that really reflects you both as a couple, and would enjoy meeting you in person and talking more about how we can capture your wedding memories with Super 8 wedding videography or Hybrid HD video & Super 8 film combined. Please contact us to set up a time to meet in person or over the phone or Skype.

Michael & Shanna