Guy Maddin

Sissy Boy Slap Party (sketch #4), 2010
collage, 4.5 x 7 inches
courtesy the artist and the Other Gallery
value: $1,000 framed

Guy Maddin is a Winnipeg-based filmmaker with nine features to his credit, including cult-classic Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988); and Archangel (1990), which won the U.S. National Film Critics Award for best experimental film of the year. Since then he has won many other awards – including the Telluride Silver Medal for life achievement in 1995; an Emmy for his ballet movie Dracula -- Pages from a Virgin's Diary; the San Francisco International Film Festival's prestigious Persistance of Vision award in 2006, and others – and created dozens of beguiling films in his unique personal style. These include such celebrated feature works as The Saddest Music in the World (2003); Brand upon the Brain! (2006); and My Winnipeg (2007). Maddin is also a writer and teacher, and occupies the position of Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba.