Everybody has a story to tell.

And like the Greek scribes of yore,

Uproot is here to tell those stories.

 

From those using their time to help children,

to those going through gender transition,

to the Power Rangers and Billy West,

Portraits tell the stories of life.

Do you have a loved one with an interesting story?

 

Do you know a Veteran of World War II, a survivor of the Holocaust, an early crusader for Civil Rights, Women's Rights, or Gay Rights? Do you know business owners or celebrities or immigrants or anyone else with an interesting story that needs to be shared and preserved? A Portrait by Uproot is just what you need.

 

We'll interview your loved ones, cull from your photos, add music from our own library, and create a video that artfully tells their story in their own words. It's the perfect gift for the family of a veteran, immigrant, or family elder looking back on their early years.

LATEST

Preston Heldibridle

Born Rachel, Preston has lived a life of change -- overcoming the gender binary and coming out to his family.

Monique Pollart

She experienced Dunkirk like few others; the military kept her from the beaches because of the military disaster.

Mohamed Elnour

Born in Sudan, educated in Egypt, practicing medicine in the United States of America. What does he believe makes the US great?

Curtis Voelker

At age 14, he witnessed his parents being arrested. Years later, he uses the experience as inspiration to do good.

Bryce Papenbrook

Hear from the lead voice actor of some of the world's most popular anime, including Attack on Titan.

Rubina Azizdin

Born in Central PA, but with a background spanning Africa and Asia. She is Rubina Azizdin, a Muslim American woman.

Billy West

If you're under 40 years old, Billy West is the voice of your childhood. And your favorite candy. What about Zoidberg?

Scott Straka

Travelling to comic conventions around the country to sell his artwork, Straka draws stars and often gets to meet his subjects.

Adam Soltys

He enjoys putting a dark twist on happy imagery. And he uses an unconventional medium to showcase his artistic skills.

Richard Horvitz

He's Alpha, he is Zim, he's a beaver, and he pals around with the Grim Reaper. He's proud of his influence on generations.

Kel Mitchell

Kenan and Kel, All That, and Good Burger. Kel recently returned to Nickelodeon, and as he says, it's like coming back home.

Mike Sgrignoli

Believing that education need not be boring, Mr. Mike uses rhyme to teach children about dinosaurs.

Ghostbusters

They use the movies they love as inspiration to do good in the world, raising money for Autism Awareness.

Rod Goelz

He wanted to be a rock star, and while he's never sold out Giant Stadium, he's undeniably a rock star to his students.

Amanda Carter

Rapper, teacher, lawyer, idol. Amanda Carter uses her platforms to help kids and strengthen Harrisburg's art scene.

Matthew Flinchbaugh

Owner of Flinchy's Bar in Camp Hill, PA, Flinchy used his status to raise thousands of dollars to fight Leukemia.

Alice Herrick

She's afraid of heights, but it doesn't stop her from tight rope walking. Go after your dreams, no matter your fears.

Justin Provoncha

You would think walking across a slim rope would leave you nervous or scared. Not this guy. In fact, it's the opposite.

Walter Emanuel Jones

Yes, the Black Ranger was black. But Walter Jones believes that was accidental. He was the first live action black superhero.

Doug Lenberg

A hot air balloon pilot shares his experiences of a traumatic balloon ride in which he feels God was on his side.

Power Rangers

Five teenagers with attitude, now in adulthood, reflect on their impact on culture and society.

Richard Powell

From England and living in America, this dog groomer is moving into judging, and his son is a cofounder of Uproot.

Zack Rudy

Finding inspiration everywhere from Star Wars to divorce, Zack Rudy infuses his art with his personal experiences.

Jimbo Kline

He served in Vietnam for two years, and was homeless for three. Now he finds peace in feeding the geese.