My esteemed friend and colleague Clint Enns twisted my arm into making a Super8 One-Take film. Every shot was done in one take, all edited-in-camera, focusing on the social ecology of Highway 59, the road to the Beaconia Research Station (our cabin/backlot). It was a rainy day in late August and the ‘script’ flew out of the truck on the third shot, but it didn't seem to matter.

The soundtrack is by The Wilderness of Manitoba, a band that was inspired in part by The Wildflowers of Manitoba, an installation that was also shot at the Beaconia Research Station by myself and Luis Jacob.

The colour bars in the movie are from Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov’s Colour Bar Research Project.

The title comes from a 14th century satirical French novel about a shipwrecked explorer who stumbles upon a lost island civilization. I’ve always wanted to adapt it to the screen.


Produced by Clint Enns

Cast: Ozzie Keeper, Sissy So Funk, Jeremiah Heinrichs, Shane Roulette

Crew: Hugo Rempel, Brendan Heshka

Nizo Super8 Camera courtesy of DIN Projects

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