Video On Demand
Choose to rent or buy from a selection of Windecker Road Films’ compelling, character driven documentaries that have captivated audiences worldwide.
Canfield Roots - Buy or Rent
Lying nearly forgotten in a grove of trees at the back of a farmer’s field is an old cemetery, long abandoned and poorly maintained.
The cemetery should hold a special importance to the people of Canfield, a small village in southern Ontario, as the last physical evidence of a significant community of freedom seekers who arrived there on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s.
From places as disparate as Toronto, Hamilton, Washington State and the mountains of British Columbia, their descendants still feel a kinship with the Canfield area. When long-standing attempts to protect the cemetery are re-ignited, the descendants begin to take an active role in determining the ultimate fate of the final resting place of their ancestors.
Canfield Roots portrays the front-line efforts to preserve history before it’s lost and the emotional, human connections over the generations from our ancestors to the present day. The series shares some of the stories of the Black families who made Canfield their home.
Queen's Hotel Blues - Buy or Rent
The history and stories of a historic yellow brick hotel slated for demolition in Owen Sound, Ontario come to life in this remastered documentary by director Graeme Bachiu. Queen's Hotel Blues was originally produced in 2007 and this newly remastered and extended documentary includes newly sourced images and expanded insights into the fate of the Queen's Hotel.
Exclusive to video-on-demand customers are a slate of bonus features from the archives including raw footage interviews with some of the subjects of the film, a mini featurette where Graeme reflects on revisiting this project and interviews and footage from the never-completed follow up project to Queen's Hotel Blues.
Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards - Buy or Rent
As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic began people around the world began to face life in lockdowns and quarantines. In rural Southern Ontario, Canada the pandemic hit close to home quickly as lives changed, jobs disappeared and people stayed home.Whether it’s sewing masks, singing songs or trying to figure out how your small business can stay afloat during a worldwide pandemic, people in the Haldimand-Norfolk area of Ontario, Canada developed resilience in the face of adversity. Staff and residents at long term care homes especially felt the strain of separation from loved ones, long hours and uncertainty.
In this timely and poignant documentary series, director Graeme Bachiu collaborated with the very people he featured in the documentary. Armed with their smartphones, the subjects of Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards share their struggles, worries and even simple joys as COVID-19 affected their lives.
Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards has been featured on Bell Fibe TV1 and WNED-TV Buffalo Toronto Public Media.
Music From Windecker Road - Buy or Rent
Music From Windecker Road has always been about songwriters and their craft. For our second season we asked two songwriters per episode to get together to write a song in an afternoon. No restrictions, no suggestions or anything...other than a set period of time in which to be creative!
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