Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo has been reimagined by mad genius Guy Maddin and his collaborators Evan and Galen Johnson. Originally commissioned for the closing gala of the San Francisco International Film Festival, The Green Fog – A San Francisco Fantasia is the furthest thing from a shot-by-shot remake. Aptly described as a “rhapsody” by Maddin, this kaleidoscopic assemblage of Bay Area-based found footage draws from studio classics, noir gems, documentaries, experimental curios and ‘70s primetime television to create a “parallel universe version” of Hitchcock’s 1958 classic that doubles as a dizzying visual experience.
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)
(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)