ACCIDENCE

Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson

Canada 10 min Fiction

Synopsis

Accidence ​follows the nightmarish cycle of a man who hurls to his death a doppelganger of himself from an apartment balcony, and is then pursued by a detective who is yet another doppelganger. By the end of the film, the perpetrator joins his victim in death as he’s hurled from the balcony by his lookalike pursuer of justice, who promptly considers himself a perp, and who is promptly dogged by yet another lookalike agent of justice. And endless loop of crime and punishment is thus established. Everyone else living in the apartment block, at least those visible out on their balconies, is also caught in their own personal loops of varying activities. We all live in loops, each of us condemned to repeat ourselves in essential ways.

Director

Galen Johnson

Galen Johnson is a Winnipeg-based artist. He graduated from the environmental design program at the University of Manitoba. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including The Walrus and Canadian Dimension.

Filmography: The Green Fog (2017), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015)

Galen Johnson

Evan Johnson

The writer and filmmaker has been working with Guy Maddin since 2009. He lives in Winnipeg, Canada.

Filmography: The Green Fog (2017), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015)

Evan Johnson

Guy Maddin

(Winnipeg, 1956) He studied economics at the University of Winnipeg. Maddin is an installation artist, screenwriter, cinematographer and filmmaker. He has also mounted numerous live performance versions of his films around the world, featuring live music, sound effects, singing and narration. Since 2011 he has collaborated with Galen Johnson and Evan Johnson under the banner of Development Ltd., their Winnipeg-based filmmaking collective.

Filmography: The Green Fog (2017), Accidence (2017), Seances (2016), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015, D'A 2016), The Forbidden Room (2015, D'A 2015) Keyhole (2011), My Winnipeg (2007, D'A 2011), Brand Upon the Brain! (2006, D'A 2011), The Saddest Music in the World (2003, D'A 2011), Dracula, Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002, D'A 2011), Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997, D'A 2011), Archangel (1990, D'A 2011)

Guy Maddin

Film information

Director: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Script: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Contact: Julijette Inc
With: Adam Brooks, Jon Stebbe, William Bond, Xander Boulard, Brent Neale, Mike Maryniuk, Rhayne Vermette
Country: Canada
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 10 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2018