The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.


Jeff Barnaby


Jeff Barnaby
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Greyeyes ... Traylor
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers ... Joss
Forrest Goodluck ... Joseph
Kiowa Gordon ... Lysol
Olivia Scriven ... Charlie
Stonehorse Lone Goeman ... Gisigu
Brandon Oakes ... Bumper
William Belleau ... Shooker
Devery Jacobs ... James (as Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs)
Gary Farmer ... Moon
Kent McQuaid ... Shamu
Natalie Liconti ... Lilith
Trevor Hayes ... Man
Felicia Shulman ... Doris
Anok Materine Anok Materine ... Lydia / Nurse


The term "blood quantum" refers to a colonial blood measurement system that is used to determine an individual's Indigenous status, and is criticized as a tool of control and erasure of Indigenous peoples. The words take on even more provocative implications as the title of Jeff Barnaby's sophomore feature, which grimly depicts an apocalyptic scenario where in an isolated "Mi'gmaq" community discover they are the only humans immune to a zombie plague. As the citizens of surrounding cities flee to the "Mi'gmaq" reserve in search of refuge from the outbreak, the community must reckon with whether to let the outsiders in - and thus risk not just the extinction of their tribe but of humanity, period. The severe and scathing portrait of post-colonial Indigenous life and culture that Barnaby previously captured in the acclaimed Rhymes for Young Ghouls here deftly collides with the iconography and violent hyperbole typical of the zombie genre. The Undead are spectacularly and gruesomely ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Stonehorse Lone Goeman was cast when Jeff Barnaby's sister in law met him at a pow wow event. See more »


At about 19 minutes in, Joseph is bit on his right arm by an infected drunk at the jail. Four minutes later, they show his left arm bandaged as he's meeting his girlfriend at an Abortion Clinic. See more »


Moon: Who says we're immune?
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Pretty good
7 October 2020 | by craigwashington-30200See all my reviews

This was a unique and a bit emotional zombie flick. I wasn't expecting much but the ending was kind of a gut punch similar to the ending to train to busan. But overall it as pretty good, we need more fun and original zombies flicks now days.

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English | Micmac

Release Date:

28 April 2020 (Canada) See more »

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Blood Quantum See more »

Filming Locations:

Listuguj, Quebec, Canada See more »


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CAD5,500,000 (estimated)

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