Remembering Visionary Director Jeff Barnaby

"If somebody likes the gore, then maybe they'll watch it enough [to] get all the references. Next thing you know, you're understanding your fellow Native better. You're understanding the culture that much more — and truly reconciling."

Director Jeff Barnaby (Blood Quantum, File Under Miscellaneous) has left a lasting impact on cinema. A storyteller, dreamer, and horror aficionado, his groundbreaking films captivate and inspire audiences worldwide.

In this interview with Barnaby, he speaks about his approach and goals as a director, along with his favourite part of the filmmaking process — connecting to audiences through a shared love of cinema.

In honour of the late director, we're hosting a screening of his thrilling tale Rhymes for Young Ghouls preceded by The Colony on November 26 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.