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There is no better way to learn about Haldimand than getting to know our people. Learn about some of our interesting characters and their unique stories.

Check back often as we will add more interesting characters every month.

Graeme Bachiu

Graeme Bachiu, Filmmaker, Windecker Road Films

“Haldimand County is a great place to live and work.…There’s a lot of hustle and bustle and that’s something that you don’t really have to deal with in Haldimand County. You might get stuck behind a combine or bunch of turkeys or something like that. And you know it’s still way better than getting stuck in actual car traffic.”

Graeme came to Cayuga in 2014 and moved into a converted 125-year old Methodist church which also acts as his studio. Home life is pretty hectic with young twins Malcolm and Olive and wife Jen.

He has over 25 years of film and video experience with over a decade-plus career in broadcast news and documentaries, working with some of Canada’s finest journalists and storytellers.

Graeme’s work has been shown at numerous film festivals and he won Best International Director for his local film “Why We Push” at the Georgia Documentary Film Festival. Recently he completed a series called “Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards” which has been featured on Bell Fibre in Canada and PBS in the US.  “The Black Settlers of Canfield” a documentary exploring stories told through the descendants of the black settlers in our area, is another project which will be launched shortly.

His creativity has benefited many local organizations and he was an original founder of the Cayuga Creative Exchange which is now part of Haldimand Art Works, helping to inspire and network with other creatives. Recently he has been offering video storytelling workshops, helping people bring their own stories to life (include link).

In his spare time, you can find Graeme enjoying life on his favourite tractor roaming around the countryside, or out shooting video at special events in Haldimand.

Learn more at Windecker Road Films