Paul Barbeau, Quebec City Film Festival 2012
He has produced more than 700 music videos, five feature films and has written and directed a feature film. He is working on Micheline Lanctôt's next film, Autrui (The Handout) starring Robin Aubert and Brigitte Pogonat with Reprise Films.
Paul Barbeau has produced approximately 700 music videos for various international artists (Celine Dion, Arcade Fire, Martha Wainwright, Daniel Lanois, Tragically Hip, and others) with his production company NúFilms which was founded in 2000. After several MuchMusic Video Awards, Victoires de la Musique and Grammy Award nominations, he was forced to end production largely due to the financial impacts of illegal downloading of music.
In the winter of 2009, under financial strain, Barbeau shut down NúFilms. The experience inspired him to write and then later direct his first feature film, Après la neige aka Winter Passed (English title), released in 2012.
Under his new company Reprise Films, Barbeau has produced five films. Demain and Jo pour Jonathan were directed by Maxime Giroux, with the latter having its world premiere at the 2010 Locarno International Film Festival. Roméo Onze was directed by Ivan Grbovic, and premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2010 where it received the Ecumenical Jury Commendation. In 2012, he completed Sébastien Rose's film, Avant que mon coeur bascule, which starred Sophie Lorain, Sébastien Ricard and Alexis Martin and premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2013. Barbeau has been nominated for several Jutra Awards in Quebec, including a 2013 nomination for Best Picture for the film Roméo Onze.
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- Before My Heart Falls at the Internet Movie Database
- Sophie Lorain at the Internet Movie Database
- Sébastien Ricard at the Internet Movie Database
- Alexis Martin at the Internet Movie Database
- "Finalistes de la 15e soirée des Jutra" (in French). 2013.