Guy Maddin filming 'Night Mayor' for NFB
Short drama commemorates 70th anniversary
When Maddin was approached by the NFB to create an original work marking the anniversary, he researched Canada's film heritage inside the NFB's archives and decided to film a cinematic riff on the significance of a public film producer.
"Night Mayor" will be produced by Joe MacDonald out of the NFB Prairie Center in Winnipeg.
Maddin's credits include "Tales from the Gimli Hospital," "Archangel," "Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary," "The Saddest Music in the World " and the recent "My Winnipeg," which won the Toronto Critics Award for Best Canadian Feature in 2008 and also earned Best Canadian Film honors at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.