What sets us apart is our integrity.  Our work moves people by speaking from the heart and revealing the truth.

Even in this contentious time, there is such a thing as truth. It lives inside people. They share it with us freely, with our camera running and a light shining in their faces.  

Our Story

Since 1991, Living Stories has helped cultural, corporate, civic, government, and human services organizations achieve their goals through the medium of film.  From 30-second web videos to full-length documentaries, we unite heart and mind to tell your story in the most beautiful and compelling way.


Film-Making & Video

From 60-second web videos to full-length documentaries, we unite heart and mind to tell your story in the most beautiful and compelling way.



We’ve composed speeches and presentations for Fortune 100 executives, world-changing philanthropists, and U. S. presidents.


David Duke

David Hughes Duke has over thirty years of experience doing communications for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations. He has worked in the healthcare, consumer products, computer, travel, banking, investment, telecommunications, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He also served as speech-writer for the Chairman, President, and CFO at The Coca-Cola Company. David founded Living Stories in 1991 to use his skills on behalf of human causes and the not-for-profits who support them. He and his partner/son John Duke also create inspirational documentary films for broadcast on public television. David is a performing musician, song-writer, and member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature from Georgia State University.


John Duke
Producer / Writer

John has a degree in both Film Studies and History at Emory University (’06), and a Masters in Cinema Studies from New York University (’10). He worked as a projectionist and archivist, gaining experience in film preservation while working with original film prints by renowned documentary filmmaker, George Stoney. Now, his greatest passion is telling the stories of Atlanta’s people, who do so much work of significance that flies under the radar.

Their work is always inspiring, excellent, and on time. I know I can count on them.

– Bob Hope, President of Hope-Beckham

Living Stories works on behalf of nonprofit organizations to tell their
stories through compelling imagery, interviews and music.
They do Emmy Award-winning work for Emory University,
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, the American
Heart Association, and many others.

– Dr. Gary Hauk, Vice President and Historian of Emory University

Living Stories creates just the kind of films Public Television is proud to air.

– William Overall, Director of Programming, Georgia Public Television

A remarkable piece of cinema told with art and dramatic unity.
It unfolds like a short story, adding depth and richness as it gains momentum.

– Tom Key, Artistic Director at Theatrical Outfit and Co-author of "Cotton Patch Gospel"

This film is wonderfully crafted; every moment to tuned to perfection.
This story moves beyond narrative and into the realm of poetry.

– Nancy Hoddinott, Turner Broadcasting

One of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen.

– Craig Cornwell, Programming Director KET-TV, Louisville Kentucky

Working with Living Stories is always a pleasure.
Everything they have produced for us has been fantastic.

– Doug MacMillan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Baylor School

David and John Duke are extraordinary filmmakers. In their clean,
first-person style they were and remain ahead of their time. I most
appreciate the heart they invest in every project.

– Richard Dubose, President Montreat Conference Center


Two Emmy Awards

Best of Festival, European ImagesFestival, London

Best of Festival, New York International Film and TV Festival

Best of Festival, Black Women’s Film Festival

Bronze Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America

Media Award for Contributions in Law, Aging, and the Rights of People, Elder Law of Michigan