The director’s representatives say he died after a yearlong battle with most cancers. He was 46.
Raised on the Listuguj Reserve in Quebec, Barnaby helmed many quick movies, together with the Jutra Award-nominated The Colony and the Genie-nominated File Beneath Miscellaneous.
The author-director who was based mostly in Montreal gained popularity of his 2013 debut characteristic Rhymes for Younger Ghouls. The movie criticized Canada’s residential college system in a means that hadn’t been extensively finished in cinema. Set within the Seventies, it additionally reminded audiences that the occasions it depicted weren’t historical historical past.
He adopted that up with the 2019 zombie horror movie Blood Quantum, which swept the Canadian Display screen Awards, successful six out of its 10 nominations — essentially the most of any movie on the awards that yr. It featured a forged that was almost all Indigenous and took Barnaby greater than 13 years to finish.
Barnaby is survived by his spouse, Sarah Del Seronde, and son, Miles.
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