Night Mayor (Trailer)

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  • 1 min 22 s

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 contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.


Guy Maddin
John Gurdebeke
director of photography
Benjamin Kasulke
production designer
Richardo Alms
costume designer
Heather Neale
Jason Staczek
Joe MacDonald
Lindsay Hamel
executive producer
Derek Mazur
Guy Maddin
Nihad Ademi
Mike Bell
Timna Ben Ari
Darcy Fehr
Audrey Neale
Brent Neale
Shalini Sharma
Nihad Ademi
Jenny Redzetodic
Darcy Fehr
sound design
John Gurdebeke
sound recordist
Michel Germain
Howard Rissen
set decorator
Chad Giesbrecht
key hair
Brianne Lewin
Brianne Lewin


  • 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

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