First Stories - Walking Alone

First Stories - Walking Alone

| 6 min

This short film is an edgy, searing portrait of an ex-gang member trying to make peace with his past. Rapper Shawn Bernard raps about the various struggles in his life, the choices he's made and their consequences, while poignantly recounting the loss of his sister.

First Stories is an emerging filmmaker program for Indigenous youth which produced 3 separate collections of short films from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Produced in association with CBC, APTN, SCN, SaskFilm and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND. e an impressive debut - one wrought with emotion and hope.

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Credits
  • writer
    Gerald Auger
  • director
    Gerald Auger
  • cinematographer
    Kelly Wolfert
    Brett Manyluk
  • sound recordist
    Stan Jackson
    Gerry Clarke
  • picture editor
    Shawn Ratke
    Scott Parker
  • sound edit
    Wolf Willow Sound
  • colour correction
    Studio Post
  • transcripts
    William Belcourt
  • stills photographer
    William Belcourt
  • production assistant
    Michael Olson
  • original music
    Shawn Bernard
  • workshop mentor
    Murray Jurak
    Tasha Hubbard
    Annie Fraziér Henry
    Carol Geddes
    Joe Novak
    David Christensen
    Alex Free
    Stan Jackson
    Peter Strutt
    Gail Yakemchuk
    Don White
    Gordon Imlach
    Kelly Isaac
    William Belcourt
    Ervin Chartrand
    Bonnie Thompson
    Graydon McCrea
    Melody Jacobson
    Helen Calahasen
    David Cunningham
    Doug Cuthand
    Raymond Yakeleya
    Loretta Todd
    Wes Doyle
    Garrell Clark
    Carl Karp
    Ian Reid
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Isaac
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • studio administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
    Ginette D'Silva
  • associate producer
    William Belcourt
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur