Guy Maddin

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
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Born: 02/28/1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Director (17)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

The Dead Father 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Keyhole 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Night Mayor 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

My Winnipeg 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Brand Upon the Brain! 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

My Dad Is 100 Years Old 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Cowards Bend the Knee 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Sonic Cinema 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Twilight of the Ice Nymphs 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Odilon Redon 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Careful 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Archangel 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Tales From the Gimli Hospital 1989 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (10)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Keyhole 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Winnipeg 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brand Upon the Brain! 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cowards Bend the Knee 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Careful 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Archangel 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tales From the Gimli Hospital 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (6)

My Winnipeg 2008 (Movie)

(Camera)

Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

(Camera)

Careful 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Archangel 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tales From the Gimli Hospital 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Editor (3)

Careful 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

Archangel 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Tales From the Gimli Hospital 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (2)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tales From the Gimli Hospital 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Art Department (2)

Careful 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Archangel 1991 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Actor (1)

It Came From Kuchar 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (1)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

(Music)
Sound (1)

Archangel 1991 (Movie)

(Sound)

Relationships

Jilian Maddin

Daughter

Elise Maddin

Wife
married in August 1995

Charlie Maddin

Father
worked for the hockey team, the Winnipeg Maroons

EDUCATION

University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg , Manitoba

Milestones

2015

Co-directed the experimental film "The Forbidden Room" with Evan Johnson.

2014

Co-directed the short film "Puberty" with Evan Johnson.

2011

Directed the thriller "Keyhole."

2007

Directed the acclaimed documentary "My Winnipeg."

2007

Directed the silent film, "Brand Upon the Brain" his first film made outside of Canada.

2004

Helmed "Cowards Bend the Knee."

2004

Directed "The Saddest Music in the World."

1998

Directed "Twilight of the Ice Nymphs," featuring Alice Krige.

1997

Was the subject of the film "Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight."

1992

Directed "Careful," a film examining an incestuous family.

1990

Helmed the WWII drama, "Archangel"; also penned and served as art director, sound technician, editor and cinematographer.

1988

Directed first feature, "Tales From the Gimli Hospital"; also edited, produced and served as director of photography.

1986

Wrote, shot, edited and directed first film, the 30-minute short "The Dead Father."

Bonus Trivia

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Is a highly respected installation artist, having created artworks for the Power Plant gallery in Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival's Bell Lightbox, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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Published companion books to his films "Cowards Bend the Knee" and "My Winnipeg."

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Was awarded the Persistence of Vision Award for lifetime achievement in film at San Francisco International Film Festival.

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"You can be a filmmaking primitive but still get the literary truth out there. " - from indiewire.com, Jan. 28, 2015

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"Whenever I'm faced with a decision on how to shoot something, I think of my daughter at 5 years old. She would just produce drawings really quickly, decisively and beautifully. She knew not to take more than a second to decide what to do —discover the image, create it, and then pronounce it done. So I've always tried to try to put a kind of kindergardener arts & crafts spell over my work." - from indiewire.com, Jan. 28, 2015

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Held several jobs after graduating from college, working as a bank teller, a photo archivist, and a house painter.

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Teaches film at the University of Manitoba.

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