Paul Barbeau

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Paul Barbeau
Quebec City Film Festival, September 2012, producer Paul Barbeau.jpg
Paul Barbeau, Quebec City Film Festival 2012
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Film producer

Paul Barbeau is a Canadian film producer who lives in Montreal.[1]

He has produced more than 700 music videos, six feature films and has written and directed a feature film.

Barbeau[2] 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[3] which was founded in 2000. After several MuchMusic Video Awards,[4] Victoires de la Musique and Grammy Award[5][6] nominations, NuFilms was forced to end production largely due to the financial impacts of illegal downloading of music.[7][8]

In the winter of 2009, under financial strain, Barbeau shuts down the company.[7] The experience inspired him to write and then later direct his first feature film, Après la neige[9][10] aka Winter Passed (English title), released in 2012.[8]

Under his new company Reprise Films, Barbeau has produced five films. Demain[11] and Jo pour Jonathan[12][13] were directed by Maxime Giroux, with the latter having its world premiere at the 2010 Locarno International Film Festival.[14][15] Roméo Onze[16] was directed by Ivan Grbovic,[17] and premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2010[18] where it received the Ecumenical Jury Commendation.[19] In 2012, he completed Sébastien Rose's[20] film, Avant que mon coeur bascule,[21] which starred Sophie Lorain,[22] Sébastien Ricard[23] and Alexis Martin[24] 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. (Romeo Eleven) [25]


  1. ^ Punter, Jennie (2011-09-11). "Barbeau hopes 'Romeo' buzz lifts shingle". Variety. 
  2. ^ Paul Barbeau at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ De Repentigny, Alain (2009-12-07). "Fini les clips pour Nú Films". La Presse (in French). Montreal. 
  4. ^ "Nominees". MuchMusic. Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. 
  5. ^ Tadros, Patricia (2006-09-14). "Du vidéoclip aux films de fiction : le parcours exaltant du producteur Paul Barbeau" [From music video to feature films: the exciting journey of producer Paul Barbeau]. CTVM (in French). 
  6. ^ Laforest, Kevin (2009-12-03). "Ben Steiger Levine: de l'INIS aux Grammys!". Voir (in French). 
  7. ^ a b Kelly, Brendan (30 Sep 2012). "Après la neige a simple, emotional story". The Gazette. Montreal. 
  8. ^ a b Piette, Anne Marie (24 Sep 2012). "Paul Barbeau, sous le signe de l'audace". (in French). 
  9. ^ "Après la neige". Reprise Films. 
  10. ^ Après la neige at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Demain at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Jo pour Jonathan". Reprise Films. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. 
  13. ^ Jo pour Jonathan at the Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (2010-08-29). "Review: 'Jo for Jonathan'". Variety. 
  15. ^ Coccia, Luigi (2010-08-06). "I boschi e gli zombie di Locarno 2010" (in Italian). Cinemio. 
  16. ^ Romeo Eleven at the Internet Movie Database
  17. ^ Ivan Grbovic at the Internet Movie Database
  18. ^ van Hoeij, Boyd (2011-07-11). "Review: 'Romeo Eleven'". Variety. 
  19. ^ "46th Karlovy Vary IFF 2011 - Awards". Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. 2011-07-09. 
  20. ^ Sébastien Rose at the Internet Movie Database
  21. ^ Before My Heart Falls at the Internet Movie Database
  22. ^ Sophie Lorain at the Internet Movie Database
  23. ^ Sébastien Ricard at the Internet Movie Database
  24. ^ Alexis Martin at the Internet Movie Database
  25. ^ "Finalistes de la 15e soirée des Jutra" (in French). 2013. 

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