The Colony (2007 film)

The Colony is a Canadian short film, directed by Jeff Barnaby and released in 2007.[1] The film stars Glen Gould as Maytag, a Mi'kmaq man dealing with the emotional fallout of a love triangle, when his girlfriend Myriam (Kaniehtiio Horn) runs off with his friend and drug dealer Jackson (Kent McQuaid).[2]

The Colony
Directed byJeff Barnaby
Produced byJohn Christou
Written byJeff Barnaby
StarringGlen Gould
Kaniehtiio Horn
Music byJeff Barnaby
CinematographyMichel St-Martin
Edited byJeff Barnaby
Release date
September 11, 2007 (TIFF)
Running time
24 minutes

The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] It was named to TIFF's annual year-end Canada's Top Ten list for 2007,[4] and was a finalist for Best Aboriginal Film at the 2008 Yorkton Film Festival.[5] It was a shortlisted Jutra Award nominee for Best Short Film at the 10th Jutra Awards in 2008.[6]


  1. ^ Trevor McNally, "Former Listuguj resident returns to film". Campbellton Tribune, October 22, 2008.
  2. ^ John Griffin, "It was a black day ...; Bye-bye red ink. Box office numbers cause for optimism". Montreal Gazette, October 16, 2007.
  3. ^ Bruce Kirkland, "Short but sweet; The future of Canadian cinema is on display". Toronto Sun, September 4, 2007.
  4. ^ "Cronenberg, Arcand make Hogtown film festival's top Canadian movies list". Daily Gleaner, December 12, 2007.
  5. ^ "Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival". Regina Leader-Post, April 16, 2008.
  6. ^ Joël Martel, "Un Jutra pour Sébastien Pilote et pour Patrick Bouchard?". Voir, February 7, 2008.

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