About us

Specialising in customized, high-end personal and corporate video biographies, Family Matters preserves the legacy of a life well-lived.

Everyone is unique. Everyone has a story to tell. That life, that journey, is a precious family heirloom. Parts of your loved one’s story might be known to you, but it’s their whole life, their whole journey, that should never be lost. And that priceless story will often offer you a context, a sense of meaning, for your own life and relationship with your loved one. The past forms the present, and gives it substance and shape for the future. Once a person is gone, their stories are gone.

Family Matters adheres to the highest standards of digital video production. Our goal is to create a high-class presentation which is an accurate, detailed and entertaining record of your family treasure, to be owned and shared by family and friends forever.

We customise your DVD package to your needs. Time is of no consequence. Our professional cameraman and his commercial editing suite will provide you with a superbly edited visual and sound reproduction of your loved one’s life. You also have the option of selecting meaningful background music, or you can leave it to us. The final product will do justice to a deserving loved one.

about our founder

Dr Peter Brune has had over thirty years experience in interviews.

As a best selling author of seven books, he has sold over 225000 copies of his works by commercial publishers.

He has written for four major Australian newspapers; has acted and appeared as a consultant for ABC Four Corners; and has written for the Australian Army. Peter has conducted interviews across Australia concerning immigration: men and women’s priceless stories in their own land and in Australia. But his great strength lies in his love of interviews with the man or woman next door. He will put your loved one at ease, and compassionately and succinctly draw their story from them.

books by peter brune

Descent into Hell

Published: August 2014

The definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II from one of Australia’s leading military writers.

Ralph Honner

Published: August 2007

The definitive biography of one of the great heroes of the Kokoda Trail.

Those Ragged Bloody Heroes

Published: August 2005

The definitive account of the Australians on the Kokoda Trail – a story told through the eyes of the Australians who fought there, many of whom have now passed away.

A Bastard of a Place

Published: August 2004

In the spirit of Les Carlyon’s bestselling Gallipoli, this book restores Milne Bay, Gona, Buna and Sanananda to their rightful place beside Kokoda as sacred ground, and a vital part of Australian history.

We Band of Brothers

Published: August 2000

The biography of Lieutenant Ralph Honner, one of Australia’s best-known soldiers from World War 2.