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Cameras rolling on Randy Bachman doc

The Winnipeg-shot documentary, produced by Farpoint Films and Paquin Entertainment, examines the legacy of the Canadian musician.
January 23, 2017

Filming is underway in Winnipeg on a documentary about Canadian musician Randy Bachman, produced by Winnipeg’s Farpoint Films and Toronto’s Paquin Entertainment Group.

The feature-length project, titled Bachman, examines the Canadian Music Hall of Famer’s global impact on pop music, since his emergence in the mid 1960s as a founding member of The Guess Who.

Directed by Farpoint co-founder John Barnard, the doc is licensed to CBC’s documentary channel.

Earlier this month it was announced that Farpoint had inked a deal with Rooftop Content Group that sees the Amsterdam-based sales agent repping Farpoint’s feature film Menorca internationally. The Winnipeg-based production company also has a first-look production deal with L.A.-based producer and distributor Rive Gauche Television, which the pair inked in June 2016.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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