Night Mayor

Night Mayor

| 13 min

This short Guy Maddin film tells the story of inventor Nihad Ademi, who harnesses the power of the aurora borealis in Winnipeg in 1939. Ademi uses this power to broadcast images of Canada to its own citizens from coast to coast, but in the process angers he the government.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • writer
    Guy Maddin
  • editor
    John Gurdebeke
  • director of photography
    Benjamin Kasulke
  • production designer
    Richardo Alms
  • costume designer
    Heather Neale
  • composer
    Jason Staczek
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
    Lindsay Hamel
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur
  • director
    Guy Maddin
  • player
    Nihad Ademi
    Mike Bell
    Timna Ben Ari
    Darcy Fehr
    Audrey Neale
    Brent Neale
    Shalini Sharma
  • narration
    Nihad Ademi
    Jenny Redzetodic
    Darcy Fehr
  • production manager
    Lindsay Hamel
  • 1st assistant director
    Brad Crawford
  • story consultant
    George Toles
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • production coordinator
    Rolande Petit
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • sound design
    John Gurdebeke
  • sound recordist
    Michel Germain
  • online editor
    John Gurdebeke
  • mix
    Howard Rissen
  • gaffer
    Laurence Mardon
  • set decorator
    Chad Giesbrecht
  • props master
    Chad Giesbrecht
  • construction coordinator
    Bill Sinosich
  • set dresser
    Shira Newman
    Nan McIlroy
    Elizabeth Reynolds
  • graphic artist
    Jeff Bruyere
  • key hair
    Brianne Lewin
  • makeup
    Brianne Lewin
  • 1st assistant camera
    Ryan McGregor
  • best boy
    Ron Hodgson
  • lead lamp
    Michael Kelly
  • lighting technician
    Michael Kelly
  • key grip
    Terence Fuller
  • grip
    Marcel Murdock
  • electric
    Marcel Murdock
  • seamstress
    Iris Lauzon
  • rear screen projection
    Aaron Zeghers
    Skelley Blackley
  • head carpenter
    Rob Reynolds
  • carpenter
    Harlan Bruyere
  • craft service
    Tammy Byers
  • first aid
    Tammy Byers
  • theramin player
    Thesa Pakarnyk
  • stills photographer
    Rebecca Sandulak
  • production assistant
    Jonah Nepon
    Melissa Addaway
    Scott Fitzpatrick
  • caterer
    The Tallest Poppy
  • diarist
    Caelum Vatnsdal
  • grip equipment
    PS Production Services
  • electric equipment
    PS Production Services
  • mixing studio
    Midcanada Productions Services

  • farmer77

    Excellent Film

    farmer77, 5 Aug 2019
  • IanTimothy

    superb imagination ~ the creativity is just wonderful

    IanTimothy, 18 Apr 2013
  • dfposey

    This is a very...different film. Maddin used lighting very well and his quick shots weren't very hard to follow.

    dfposey, 18 Sep 2012
  • mattblais

    i'd say complete genius

    mattblais, 30 Jan 2012
  • RussP

    Guy Maddin is either certifiable, or a complete genius. In a 100 years time, they will count this very strange film maker as a genius. Come join us on the beach at Gimli to watch one of his films. That has to be one of the most unique things on the planet.

    RussP, 15 Apr 2010