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 deals with mature subject matter. 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
  • story consultant
    George Toles
  • sound design
    John Gurdebeke
  • sound recordist
    Michel Germain
  • mix
    Howard Rissen
  • set decorator
    Chad Giesbrecht
  • key hair
    Brianne Lewin
  • makeup
    Brianne Lewin

  • 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