“A film conditioned by the Book of Job, 808s and Heartbreak, and Illmatic – an attempt to think and organize these truths in conjunction with life in West End Winnipeg.” – Artist statement

Today we have, in the video embedded above, the debut work from a young Canadian filmmaker. Isiah Medina’s 2010 short film Semi-Auto Colours is an elliptical and poetic tale of youth — captured on 16mm — set in the West End of Winnipeg focusing on a group of kids who, as the brief synopsis notes, “…learn to count to One”.

Medina has described the movie as a reconstruction of various scenes he experienced with his friends in the neighborhood where he grew up.