Shooting wrapped last week on Guy Maddin’s commemorative short, Night Mayor. Commissioned by the NFB on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, Maddin was originally hoping to turn down the invitation by Cindy Witten, Director General of the NFB’s English Program. But during their conversation, he began to envision what he could do with the film. By the time the conversation was over, he was downright excited about it.
I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Maddin by phone last Friday. To find out more about the film, his views on Canada and the NFB, read the full interview.