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Barry Avrich

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Barry Avrich, director,
Barry Avrich at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. Photo by Ralph Lucas for Northernstars.ca

B: May 9, 1963 in Montréal, Québec

Barry Avrich is an advertising veteran responsible for thousands of high profile ad campaigns for films and concert tours. His is also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker responsible, usually focusing on both controversial and popular icons in modern history. He has also produced and directed successful screen adaptations of Shakespeare theatrical productions in partnership with Ontario’s renowned Stratford Festival. We list his credits as a Director first.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Madness of Method (TV-1996, short)
Unforgettable: 100 Years Remembered (TV-1999,documentary)

City Lights (TV-2002,short)
Glitter Palace (TV-2002, documentary)
Guilty Pleasure: The Dominick Dunne Story (TV-2002, documentary)
Madness of King Richard (TV-2003, documentary)
The Last Mogul (TV-2005, documentary)
Maurice Richard: The Legend, the Story, the Movie (TV-2006)
One x One Gala (TV-2007)
The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story (2008, short)
Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew (VR-2008, documentary)
Amerika Idol (2009, documentary)

An Unlikely Obsession (2011, documentary)
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011, documentary)
Twelfth Night (2012)
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (20012, documentary)
In Studio: Genie Awards (TV-2012)
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio 2 (TV-2013, documentary)
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio: Up Close and Personal (TV-2013)
Red Alert (2014, documentary, short)
Women Who Act (2015, documentary)
King John (2015)
Antony and Cleopatra (205)
The Taming of the Shrew (2016)
The Great Canadian Screen Test (TV-2016)
The Adventures of Pericles (2016)
The Man Who Shot Hollywood (2016, documentary, short)
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017, documentary)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2017)
Beyond Famous (TV-2017, documentary)
Romeo and Juliet (2018)
Timon of Athens (2018)
The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret (2018, documentary)
Prosecuting Evil (2018, documentary)
The Tempest (2019)
Coriolanus (2019)
David Foster: Off the Record (2019, documentary)

Radical Obsession (2020, documentary)
Reversal of Fortune: The Unraveling of Turkey’s Democracy (2020, documentary)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)
Othello (2020)
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, documentary)
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me (2020, documentary)
Henry VIII (2020)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Life and Times (2005, 2006)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Scorned (1993)
Madness of Method (TV-1996, short)
Unforgettable: 100 Years Remembered (TV-1999,documentary)

City Lights (TV-2002,short)
Glitter Palace (TV-2002, documentary)
Guilty Pleasure: The Dominick Dunne Story (TV-2002, documentary)
Madness of King Richard (TV-2003, documentary)
The Last Mogul (TV-2005, documentary)
Maurice Richard: The Legend, the Story, the Movie (TV-2006)
One x One Gala (TV-2007)
The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story (2008, short)
Amerika Idol (2009, documentary)

An Unlikely Obsession (2011, documentary)
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011, documentary)
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (20012, documentary)
In Studio: Genie Awards (TV-2012)
In Studio 2 (TV-2013, documentary)
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio: Up Close and Personal (TV-2013)
Red Alert (2014, documentary, short)
Women Who Act (2015, documentary)
The Man Who Shot Hollywood (2016, documentary, short)
The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret (2018, documentary)

Radical Obsession (2020, documentary)
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, documentary)
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me (2020, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Life and Times (2005, 2006)

Credits as a Producer and/or Executive Producer:
Madness of Method (TV-1996, short)

City Lights (TV-2002,short)
The Last Mogul (TV-2005, documentary)
Bonfire (TV-2007)
One x One Gala (TV-2007)
The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story (208, short)
Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew (VR-2008, documentary)
Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)
Amerika Idol (2009, documentary)

One Angry Man (2010)
An Unlikely Obsession (2011, documentary)
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011, documentary)
Twelfth Night (2012)
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (2012, documentary)
In Studio: Genie Awards (TV-2012)
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio 2 (TV-2013, documentary)
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013, documentary)
In Studio: Up Close and Personal (TV-2013)
Red Alert (2014, documentary, short)
Women Who Act (2015, documentary)
King John (2015)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
The Taming of the Shrew (2016)
The Great Canadian Screen Test (TV-2016)
2016 Canadian Screen Awards (2016)
Hamlet (2016)
The Adventures of Pericles (2016)
The Man Who Shot Hollywood (2016, documentary, short)
2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV-2016)
2017 Canadian Screen Awards (2017)
Macbeth (2017)
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017, documentary)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2017)
On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi (2017, documentary, short)
2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV-2017)
Beyond Famous (TV-2017, documentary)
Romeo and Juliet (2018)
Timon of Athens (2018)
The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret (2018, documentary)
Prosecuting Evil (2018, documentary)
2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV-2018)
With Me (2018, short)
The Tempest (2019)
Coriolanus (2019)
David Foster: Off the Record (2019, documentary)

Radical Obsession (2020, documentary)
Reversal of Fortune: The Unraveling of Turkey’s Democracy (2020, documentary)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020, documentary)
Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me (2020, documentary)
Henry VIII (2020)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Life and Times (2005, 2006)