Brand Upon the Brain!

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In the weird and wonderful supercinematic world of Canadian cult filmmaker Guy Maddin, personal memory collides with movie lore for a radical sensory overload. This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin’s mad, imaginary childhood is a... read more

In the weird and wonderful supercinematic world of Canadian cult filmmaker Guy Maddin, personal memory collides with movie lore for a radical sensory overload. This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin’s mad, imaginary childhood is a silent, black-and-white comic science-fiction nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Black Notch Island, where fictional protagonist Guy Maddin was raised by an ironfisted, puritanical mother. Originally mounted as a theatrical event (accompanied by live orchestra, Foley artists, and assorted narrators), Brand upon the Brain! is an irreverent, delirious trip into the mind of one of current cinema’s true eccentrics.

Original Release

11/18/2007

US Release

09/26/2015

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Cast

Isabella Rossellini Interlocuter / Narrator
Erik Steffen Maahs Grown-up Guy Maddin / Older Guy Maddin
Sullivan Brown Young Guy Maddin
Gretchen Krich Mother
Maya Lawson Sis
Jake Morgan-Scharhon Chance Hale / Wendy Hale
Andrew Loviska Savage Tom
Kellan Larson Neddie
Todd Jefferson Moore Father
Todd Moore Father
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Guy Maddin

Writers

Guy Maddin, George Toles, Louis Negin

Cast

Isabella Rossellini Interlocuter / Narrator
Erik Steffen Maahs Grown-up Guy Maddin / Older Guy Maddin
Sullivan Brown Young Guy Maddin
Gretchen Krich Mother
Maya Lawson Sis
Jake Morgan-Scharhon Chance Hale / Wendy Hale
Andrew Loviska Savage Tom
Kellan Larson Neddie
Todd Jefferson Moore Father
Todd Moore Father
Cathleen O'Malley Young Mother
Clayton Corzatte Old Father
Susan Corzatte Old Mother
Megan Murphy Murderous Sister
Annette Toutonghi Murderous Sister
David Lobo Oarsman
Eric Lobo Oarsman
Sarah Harlett Adopting Couple
Dan Tierney Adopting Couple
David Armo Orphan

Producers

A.J. Epstein Executive Producer
Jody Shapiro Executive Producer
Philip Wohlstetter Executive Producer
Gregg Lachow Producer
Joy Brooke Fairfield Producer
Jaime Hook Producer
Amy Jacobson Producer

Editors

John Gurdebeke

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