John Christou

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Blood Quantum’s decade-long wait for a zeitgeist moment

How the team behind the Indigenous genre flick persevered and plotted a course to take the $5.2-million film to Shudder, TIFF and around the globe.

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John Christou to oversee English production operations at NFB

The Prospector Films founder has been named director of operations for NFB’s English production branch.

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Filming set to begin on Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum

Produced by Montreal’s Prospector Films, Barnaby’s second feature follows a tribal sheriff fighting against a zombie plague on an isolated Mi’gmaq reserve.

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Cameras roll on Rhymes for Young Ghouls

The feature film debut from writer-director Jeff Barnaby (pictured left), developed and financed under the CFC Features program and produced by Prospector Films, will shoot through to Nov. 22 in Montreal.

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Will nets spend doc money on dramas?

As English Canadian documentary filmmakers struggle to wrap their heads around the exigencies of the Canada Media Fund’s POV program, a more worrying question looms on the horizon: have broadcasters used the CMF’s new 50% flex rules to finance dramas instead of documentaries?