Guy Maddin


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Guy Maddin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Herdis Maddin (a hair-dresser) and Charles "Chas" Maddin (grain clerk and general manager of the Maroons, a Winnipeg hockey team). Maddin studied economics at the University of Winnipeg, working as a bank manager, house painter, and photographic archivist before becoming a film-maker. Maddin ... See full bio »

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 2020 Stump the Guesser (Short)
 2018 Accidence (Short)
 2017 The Green Fog
 2016 Seances
 2015 Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (Documentary short)
 2015 Once a Chicken (Video short)
 2014/V Cold (Short)
 2014/III Colours (Short)
 2014 Elms (Short)
 2014/II Puberty (Short)
 2014 The Hall Runner (Short)
 2012 Only Dream Things (Short)
 2012 Invisible World (segment "Gato Colorido")
 2011 Keyhole
 2010 Sinclair (Short)
 2009 Night Mayor (Short)
 2008 97 Percent True (Video documentary) (uncredited)
 2008 Glorious (Short)
 2008 Spanky: To the Pier and Back (Video short)
 2008 Footsteps (Video short)
 2007 My Winnipeg (Documentary)
 2007 Odin's Shield Maiden (Short)
 2006 Nude Caboose (Short)
 2005 My Dad Is 100 Years Old (Short)
 2004 A Trip to the Orphanage (Short)
 2004 Sissy-Boy Slap-Party (Short)
 2004 Sombra dolorosa (Short)
 2002 Fancy, Fancy Being Rich (TV Short)
 2000 Fleshpots of Antiquity (Short)
 2000 Hospital Fragment (Short)
 2000 The Heart of the World (Short)
 1998 Maldoror: Tygers (Short)
 1998 The Cock Crew (Short)
 1998 The Hoyden (Short)
 1997 Zookeeper Workbook (Short)
 1996 Imperial Orgies (Short)
 1995 The Hands of Ida (Short)
 1994 Sea Beggars (Short)
 1993 The Pomps of Satan (Short)
 1992 Careful
 1991 Indigo High-Hatters (Short)
 1990 Tyro (Short)
 1990 Archangel
 1989 BBB (Short documentary)
 1989 Mauve Decade (Short)
 1985 The Dead Father (Short)
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Other Works:

"Survival" (1985), as Concerned Citizen Stan (1985)

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gal Madden

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've never bought that cliché that you should never take people out of the narrative, take people out of that dramatic illusion. I'm more of a person who loves his grandmother. I'm thinking when a grandmother sits at the foot of your bed and tells you a bedtime story, you get absorbed into the story, you notice her style of telling a story. Some parts you should tell badly, other parts charmingly... See more »

Trivia:

Retrospective at the 9th New Horizons Film Festival (2009). See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films are set in a mythologized version of his hometown of Winnipeg. See more »

Nickname:

Magma Head See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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