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June Night

Mike Maryniuk
2020 | 4 min
Botanical Punk Stop Motion
English

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection - Short film competitionAnnecy International Animation Film Festival, France (2021)

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Team


Mike Maryniuk
Director, Writer and Animator
Biography
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Mike Maryniuk

Mike Maryniuk, a completely self-taught film virtuoso, was born in Winnipeg but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. His style is an inventive hybrid of Michel Gondry, Caroline Leaf and Les Blank. Maryniuk started making hand-processed black and white 16-mm films after finding some 1920s movie posters while working on the demolition of a shoe store. Since then, his films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, NY Views from the Avant Garde, TIFF and around the globe.


Jon Montes
Producer (NFB)
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Photo : Janine Kropla


Jon Montes

Based in Winnipeg, Jon has been a producer with the NFB’s North West Studio since 2016, working on themes of social justice, identity, and culture with filmmakers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. His projects include the short documentaries Stories Are in Our Bones (Janine Windolph), Talking at Night (Eric Thiessen), To Wake Up the Nakota Language (Louise BigEagle), and Ride (Kristin Catherwood), the last three produced through the Doc Lab Saskatchewan project. Additionally, the short docs Breaths (Nyla Innuksuk) and Music in the Prairie Night (Mike Maryniuk) were produced for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. As associate producer with the NFB in St. John’s and Montreal, his work included the feature docs Gun Runners (Hot Docs 2016) and Danny (Hot Docs 2015), the animated short 54 Hours, the interactive documentary Bubble Dancers, and the 10th and 11th editions of the acclaimed Hothouse animation mentorship program.


David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)
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David Christensen

David Christensen is the executive producer of the NFB’s North West Studio, which looks after documentary, animation and interactive production in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Recent films from the studio include Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, WALL, directed by Cam Christiansen, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’sAngry Inuk, The Tournament, directed by Sam Vint, and Supreme Law, directed by Katerina Cizek.

Credits

WRITER
Mike Maryniuk

DIRECTOR
Mike Maryniuk

PRODUCER
Jon Montes

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
David Christensen

ANIMATION
Mike Maryniuk

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Mike Maryniuk

EDITING
Mike Maryniuk

SOUND DESIGN
Andy Rudolph

MIX
Andy Rudolph

ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIGN
Aaron Funk

SOUND ENGINEER
Kelsey Braun

TITLE DESIGN
Mike Maryniuk
Jacques Bertrand Simard

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH
Mike Maryniuk
Jon Montes

MUSIC ADAPTATION
Andy Rudolph

COMPOSITION
Louis Applebaum
Maurice Blackburn
Robert Fleming
Eldon Rathburn

VOCALS
Sarah Jo Kirsch

ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION
Bruce Little

TECHNICAL COORDINATION
Luc Binette

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Esther Viragh

STUDIO OPERATIONS MANAGER
Darin Clausen

STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR
Devon Supeene

SENIOR PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
April Dunsmore

LEGAL COUNSEL
Christian Pitchen

MARKETING MANAGER
Johanna Lessard

PUBLICIST
Katja De Bock



Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

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