Blood Quantum heads to Shudder

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The horror streaming service has picked up the rights to the film in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Shudder, the AMC Networks-owned horror streaming service, has picked up the rights to Jeff Barnaby’s Blood Quantum. Territories covered under the acquisition include the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Blood Quantum is written and directed by Barnaby and produced by Prospector Films’ John Christou and Rob Vroom. The film takes place on a Mi’gmaq reserve where its Indigenous inhabitants are the only ones immune from a zombie plague, starring Michael Greyeyes (Fear the Walking Dead) and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (On the Farm).

XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin and Tatyana Joffe brokered the deal alongside Emily Gotto for Shudder.

XYZ currently holds the worldwide rights to the film, excluding Canada. Elevation Pictures holds the Canadian distribution rights, with Entract Films distributing in Quebec. Bell Media streamer Crave currently holds the first-window broadcast rights in Canada.

Financing for the film was provided by Telefilm Canada, SODEC, the Canada Media Fund and The Harold Greenberg Fund.