In a wooden folk art universe, a crude internet search takes the viewer on a ride down the information super railroad, exploring the life of Manitoba cowboy yodeling legend Stew Clayton.
The Yodeling Farmer
by Mike Maryniuk & John Scoles
September 2011 | 6:00 | documentary/animation
shot on 16mm, 35mm, Super8, HD
screens on HDCam | 16:9 anamorphic
colour | stereo
Director: Mike Maryniuk & John Scoles Producer: Mike Maryniuk
Screenplay: Mike Maryniuk Camera: Mike Maryniuk, Ryan McGregor
Editor: Deco Dawson Animation: Mike Maryniuk
Sound: Mike Petkau, Mike Germain
Starring: Stew Clayton, Darryl Nepinak
o Toronto International Film Festival | Toronto, Canada | September 2011
o WNDX | Winnipeg, Canada | September 2011
Mike Maryniuk was born in Winnipeg, but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. A completely self-taught film virtuoso, Maryniuk’s film world is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage. Maryniuk’s films are a visual stew of hand-made ingredients and are full of home cooked wonderfulness.
John Scoles holds an M.A in Canadian Film and English Literature from University of Manitoba and has a diverse collection of artistic pursuits to his credit. He has been the editor of a national music magazine (Roots and Blues SCENE), an opera critic for a major newspaper (Winnipeg Sun), regular contributor to a variety of newspapers and alternative newsweeklies (East Bay Express – Berkeley, CA, UPTOWN – Winnipeg, MB, National Post – Toronto, ON), and is the author of Housecoat Diaries, a retrospective of twenty years of his work. He is the Janitor/President of the Times Changed High & Lonesome Club, an internationally renowned live music venue located in Winnipeg, MB.
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