Radar Nine Films produce documentaries by Ian Barbour and Darren Heroux. For the past 10 years Darren and Ian have worked almost exclusively by themselves, trading off the roles of producer, director, camera operator, sound recordist, editor and almost all other facets of documentary production and post-production. They are able to create real relationships with their subjects and this proximity is reflected in the intimacy and thoughtfulness of their work.



Full Documentary Program: 37:13
Released 2017

The premise is simple yet profound: borrow a human book, discover a life. Human Library is a global phenomenon engaging people with the real-life stories told by fellow human beings. This is the story of one human book...



Short Documentary: 12:31
Released 2017

In Night Strike, Johnny Tai, blind martial artist and self-defence instructor, relates the story of his first steps towards independence. Embedded in the simple task of making toast, Johnny’s narration reveals how underneath this act of self-reliance lies an instinct for survival that sustained him throughout a tumultuous and abusive family life.



Full Documentary Program: 47:18
Released 2016

It’s been a long road for Antonette Rea, a trans woman who journeyed from suburban dad to drug-addicted sex worker. Now she bares her soul through poetry to be heard by the world. When she speaks you’ll be riveted.



Full Documentary Program: 47:08
Released 2015

70 everyday Vancouverites join the biggest dance project of their lives at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Experience the joy of their journey as they rehearse for a remarkable, massive public dance. Between the Lines was produced in association with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival for Telus Optik Television



Full Documentary Program: 49:44
Released 2014

Kiss the Rabbit follows performance artist collective Gob Squad, as they perform Super Night Shot on Vancouver's streets for PuSh's 10th anniversary. Come with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival on a magical journey in Vancouver’s streets to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Look back to this daring performance and PuSh’s decade of presenting theatre, dance and music on Vancouver stages.



Feature Documentary Excerpt: 8:27
Released 2012

Richard Ma is a leading man looking for something to lead, a stoic, heroic Kung-fu dynamo wasting his talent in the dull routines of the real world. But all that is about to change. He’s written a film script and enlisted his best friend as the director. He’s on the way to securing a large budget with the help of insurance fraud and loan sharks. And he knows his martial art moves will rock audiences around the world. But when the everyday drama of reality interrupts his plans of superstardom Richard Ma slowly realizes that real life doesn’t follow a script, and he’s forced to act in a role he’s never played before: himself.