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The Secret Life of Pianos

The Secret Life of Pianos is a documentary about Bruce Bischoff and the quirky, eccentric and beautiful world of pianos and their technicians. Bruce has tuned pianos by ear for over a quarter century. He views himself as a piano psychiatrist believing that pianos are a living, breathing expression of ourselves.

Embark on an inspiring journey into the creative psyche of a man who listens like no other. The film captures the dying art of aural piano tuning against a backdrop of Bruce at work as we meet his friends, piano masters and monsters. A bit of a wild streak and a brush with death has instilled within Bruce an incredible fire, and a passion which draws in everyone he meets.

  • Marie-France Guerrette
  • Marie-France Guerrette
  • Marie-France Guerrette
  • Steve Jodoin
  • Krystal Moss
  • Sergio Olivares
    Director of Photography
  • Bruce Bischoff
    Key Cast
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    53 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
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Distribution Information
  • Telus Optik Local (Alberta and British Columbia only)
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Marie-France Guerrette

Marie-France has been active in the film and television industry in Canada for over 10 years. She began her journey in television at a mere 14 years of age when she was a co-host on a kid’s TV show on CBC/Radio-Canada Television. Since then, she has worked on many CBC/Radio-Canada specials and television series as Senior and Executive Producer.

A passionate writer, producer, and director Marie-France is dedicated to creating television and visual media that entertain, enlighten and connect with a variety of audiences in French and in English. She has successfully produced a variety of projects winning her awards and multiple nominations for her work.

As a documentary filmmaker, she is fascinated by the human condition and is compelled by who we are and why we do the things we do. She has directed two short french language documentaries with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) / Office National du Film du Canada (ONF) "Mon père, le roi" and "Le choeur d'une culture." "The Secret Life of Pianos" is her first feature length documentary film.

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