Close Up Films

Bay WeymanWelcome to Close Up Films

Close Up Films is the production company of award-winning Canadian filmmaker Bay Weyman. Bay has over 20 years experience in writing, producing, and directing documentary films. He has explored his parallel interests in social issues and popular culture through a wide variety of productions, ranging from social and history docs, to music, arts, and performance films. See what he's made and what's coming soon, and get in touch.

Road to Baleya

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Road to Baleya is a documentary set in Mali, West Africa, where Canadian and Malian musicians come together on an extraordinary journey of musical collaboration, friendship, and discovery. It follows the emotional return of griot and kora player Mansa Sissoko to his home village Baleya, where music and cultural tradition hold the community together, but forces of change are at the edge of the frame.

  Full Circle: Durshmied and Castro

Now available for broadcast and purchase!

Finding Fidel: The Journey of Erik Durschmied is a feature documentary about war cameraman Erik Durschmied, and his meeting with Fidel Castro on the eve of the Cuban Revolution. Produced in association with with TVOntario, Knowledge Network, SCN, YLE Finland, and ORF Austria.

“Intriguing... Engaging... Excellent!”
- The Huffington Post

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