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.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.