From writer-director Jeff Barnaby comes Blood Quantum. In the dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Greyeyes), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses.
“Jeff Barnaby is a First Nations filmmaker born on the Mi’gmaq reserve, his country. Quantum and his debut feature, the cult-hit, take place. He is the writer, director, editor, and composer of Blood Quantum, which opened TIFF’s Midnight Madness program in 2019 to both audience and critical acclaim. His films frequently cast from within the Indigenous community and paint a stark and scathing portrait of post-colonial Indigenous life and culture – in this case, painting it in blood.”
Blood Quantum is produced by Quebec-based production company Prospector Films as well as John Christou & Robert Vroom, and executive produced by Todd Brown, Nate Bolotin, Gabe Scarpelli, Ryan Shoup, Adrian Love, and Noah Segal.
Blood Quantum premieres on AMC’sq Shudder on April 28th at midnight. Check out the new Red Band trailer.