Healey's Hideaway

Jeff Healey,a true Canadian, born and raised in Etobicoke,ON , was a blind guitar player who never let his physical challenges stand in his way.
His career started when he was still a teenager performing with his high school band and later, performing on his own around the city at any Blues club that would let him play. Before he knew it, he was already touring across Canada when his first band formed –”The Jeff Healey Band”. Soon after ,his career peaked and Hollywood called him. He made it. Signing his first record deal with Arista /Clive Davis, helped Jeff shape his career and his name now was known around the world.

The breakup of the “Jeff Healey Band” made Jeff decide he wanted to open a Blues Club in Toronto where he would be able to invite guest artists and play any kind of music he’d like.
The club had legendary musicians gracing the stage. It also allowed Jeff play the music he was most passionate about-Traditional Jazz from the 1920's & 30's.

The movie tells the story of the Jeff Healey club ,the A- list musicians who played there and of course the amazing talent that Jeff had as a Blind Musician who never let his disability stop him from doing what he loved most -Music.

With interviews with Cristie Healey, Randy Bachman , Burton Cummings,Ronnie Hawkins,The Jazz Wizards, Tony Springer and rare live performance footage from the club with Jeff Healey, Ian Gillan and others.

  • Eve Kinizo
  • Eve Kinizo
  • Jeff Healey ,Ronnie Hawkins,Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings ,Paul James ,Cristie Healey ,Randy Charlton
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
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    1 hour 11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
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  • Muskoka Int. Film Festival
    Muskoka ,ON
    October 28, 2017
  • Thunder Bay Film Festival ,Canada
    Thunder Bay
  • Mosaic Film Festival
    Rockford ,IL
    August 28, 2015
    Illinois USA Premiere
  • Canadian Theatrical Release - MEI Distribution
  • Canadian Theatrical Release Independent
    July 25, 2015
  • Private screening
    Carlton Cinema
    March 29, 2015
    Private screening -70 people
Distribution Information
  • MVD Entertainment
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eve Kinizo

Eve’s film career spans over 15 years of working in the Toronto Film and TV industry.

She produced,directed and edited variety of projects from music videos to short dramas and other long format projects.

She chooses Documentary filmmaking as a way to express her point of views or alternatively document moments that made strong impression on her and those surrounding her and times which made a difference in the world.

Her love for Dramatic projects stays strong with Eve's strong connection to theatre work she was part of throughout her life.

Eve was born in Israel . Some of her late teen years as well as later in life,she spent in LA living and enjoying the sun. Eventually ending up in Toronto,Canada in 2000.

Eve is passionate about her film work and equally enjoys Music and Dance - Forms of art she has professionally engaged in throughout her life.

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Director Statement

I made Healey's Hideaway out of pure need to have closure for myself and for my musician friends.

When Jeff Healey passed away in 2008 and his club-Healey's- which I worked at, shut down only couple months after, we all felt that a big chunk of our life is now gone.

I needed to do this for Jeff, the family,the musicians , the friends ,the fans and for the music world so that we always have something to come back to and remember Jeff, the club and the magical time we had there every night.

Movies and especially documentaries are made in order to Document. That's why we call it Documentaries.

Some movies are made in order to make you think, or to begin a social discussion and some movies are here to celebrate, cherish and remember.

Healey's Hideaway is a movie that celebrates, honours, cherishes and remembers a time in history that will never happen again.

Like movies such as The Last Waltz, Sound City, Muscle Shoals and many more- Healey's Hideaway celebrates a time in Music History that was magical, unique, creative ,and a place that allowed musicians to flourish and exchange their talent together on stage . Now, with this film , it is my hope that it will always be remembered in the history of music.