Rainbow Connection (Short Film)

Welcome to the new home of Rainbow Connection, the original short version of The Rainbow Kid. Below you can watch the film and learn tons more about it. Enjoy!


Rainbow Connection from Made By Other People on Vimeo.


Eugene, a teenage boy with Down syndrome, has always felt like an outsider looking in. Fascinated with rainbow mythology, Eugene spends hours drawing the colourful arcs and surrounds himself with his sketches, plastering his bedroom walls with endless rainbows. But no matter how much colour Eugene tries to bring into his world, there’s one hard reality he can’t escape; his mother’s illness. She can’t work, and no one’s around to help take care of the bills. So when his mother falls behind on rent and they’re going to be evicted, Eugene decides that he must do something, but is unsure how to raise the needed money. Desperate, he finds himself being led down a dark path of extortion, gambling and theft, while losing his innocence along the way. When his get rich quick schemes fail, he realizes that the answer was right in front of him all along; he’ll need to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and put his beliefs back into the one thing that has always brought him joy.


Best Drama – Niagara Indie Film Fest (2013)

Official Selection – Edinburgh International Film Festival (2013)

Official Selection – Sprout Film Festival (2013)


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