From writer-director Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls), Blood Quantum hits theatres in 2020—and the first trailer (below) packs a socially relevant punch.
If you’re not familiar with the term “blood quantum,” it’s got a lot of baggage behind it. A controversial measurement used to determine if a person is of Native American descent, the test has been accused of being a method of controlling and erasing Indigenous people.
So how does this play into the film? Following the outbreak of a zombie plague, the members of the isolated “Mi’gmaq” community realise they’re the only people who are immune to the virus. With their neighbours begging for refuge, the community must decide whether to let the outsiders in, which might risk their tribe’s—and humanity’s—total extinction.
The cast includes Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead, True Detective), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), and Devery Jacobs (American Gods, The Order). Todd Brown, Gabe Scarpelli, and Ryan Shoup serve as executive producers, with John Christou and Robert Vroom producing.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)