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Jeff Barnaby

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B: in Listuguj, Québec

Jeff Barnaby is an award-winning director of narrative films and music videos but is best known for his short films that use unsettling elements of the horror and sci-fi genres to explore aspects of alienation and colonialism. A multidisciplined artist, he has won several awards for his art work, pœtry, short stories and films. His production File Under Miscellaneous was adapted from the poem Walking Around by Pablo Neruda and premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2007, The Colony premiered at TIFF and was named by the festival as one of Canada’s Top Ten Short Films of the year. It went on to win the award for Best Canadian Short Drama at the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival and Best Short Film at the Whistler Film Festival in British Columbia and at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. CBC Television commissioned Barnaby’s From Cherry English, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won three Golden Sheaf Awards at the Yorkton Film Festival. Barnaby received his BFA in film production from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, where he now makes his home. Rhymes for Young Ghouls is his debut feature and it had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Black Out (2003, short)
From Cherry English (2005, short)
The Colony (2007, short)
Finding Our Talk: Mi’gmaq (2009, short)

File Under Miscellaneous (2010, short)
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down) (documentary, 2015, short)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
From Cherry English (2005, short)
The Colony (2007, short)

File Under Miscellaneous (2010, short)
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

Movie Poster for Rhymes for Young Ghouls
Movie Poster for Rhymes for Young Ghouls