Guide for Storytellers
What to Expect
Step 1: Application process After submitting your mental health empowerment story your story
will be heard by a four person team with Wings. Keep in mind this may take several weeks or
longer. We want to give each submission our full attention so we can really hear everyone’s
Step 2: Interview Setup Applicants will be contacted to take part in an online interview via
GoTo meeting. Once an interview date has been agreed upon Wings will send you an online
login to attend. The interview will include 2-5 Wings grant staff members.
Watch Current Storytellers
Step 3: Online Interview Outline- 1 hour
• Consent form – CLICK HERE to read and sign today
• Plan and set goals
• Review interview questions*
Step 4: Prerecording meeting – short meeting before recording to prepare and follow up with any
Step 5: Film and Record – approximate time needed
Step 6: Finalize/edit – once edited, Empowerment video stories will be 5 minutes in length
Step 7: Review final video with storyteller
Step 8: Publish and Share
Step 9: Evaluate
Filming location and details
We will set the filming location to meet your ideas, comfort and needs. On filming day
our crew will meet 30 minutes prior to filming to setup. In-person Video sessions can be 1-2
hours long, dependent on person and story. This includes set-up, establishing footage and break
Below are the Wings staff and videography crew that you will be meeting. Their pictures
and short biographies are included to protect safety and increase familiarity before first
meeting. Ideally, three staff members will be present during filming.
Telling Your Story
Consent form review: Step back and ask yourself if you’re ready to share your story publicly.
Make a list of the benefits and drawbacks if you’re not sure. The forms will be emailed prior to
our during the start of interview. I’m addition to our online review, we ask that you review the
forms on your own and with others if needed. Forms will not need to be signed until the day of
recording but agreement by signature is necessary to start filming.
• SIGN CONSENT FORM Today
Interview questions: Request “interview questions –
storytellers” is a list of interview questions that can be asked during your recording. Do not let
the idea of an interview or questions make you hesitant. Interview questions are intended to
help guide your story or give an introduction point. You can choice to deliver your story with or
without question guidance. You may also suggest your own.
Watch and comment on Empowerment Stories
This is your story and will be filmed and told in a way unique to you. To view other storytellers,
you may watch and comment onEmpowerment Showcase
Do you have questions?
Send comments or questioons to our email at Thrive@WingsAcrossAL.org and a staff member with contact you .