In 2015, a group of over 100 dedicated film makers from across Canada gathered on an airfield west of the Northern Ontario pulp and paper town of Espanola, Ontario, to film a short politically charged zombie movie titled REZilience.
The end result is not a complete film but rather a "proof of concept" that will be used to sell the idea to funders who want to contribute to the full feature film, going to camera in the summer of 2018.
15 FILM FESTIVALS AND COUNTING
Despite not being a complete story, the short film has done exceptionally well at film festivals across the globe, opening at the Cinefest International Film Festival in Sudbury. It won the Larry Dahstrom Northern Ontario Short Horror Film Award at the Northern Frights Film Festival, earned a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Spotlight Horror Film Awards, was a nominee for best live short at the 41st American Indian Film Institute Film Festival in Los Angeles, and went on to be a finalist in the Florida's IndustryBoost Film Competition, and Halifax's Emerging Lens Film Festival, As of May 2017, REZilience has played in fifteen film festivals in Canada, the United States, Mexico, India, and Guatamala.
Dwayne Peltier is a young, brash indigenous pilot who is down on his luck and needing to do anything to make ends meet. Victor "Doc" Murdoch is his new mentor and a smuggler willing to show Dwayne the roles with the hopes that he can retire and pass his route on to Dwayne. Little do they know that, when they land, they will experience a community torn apart by horror and violence.
Our hearty thanks go to primary backer Sagamok Anishnawbek, and to Gary Sundown and our many IndieGogo and private donors.