Brain Freeze

Source: Lou Scamble, Palomar / Palomar

Iani Bédard and Anne-Élisabeth Bossé; Baby zombie in ‘Brain Freeze’

Montreal-based WaZabi Films has boarded worldwide rights excluding Canada on “zom-com” Brain Freeze and will launch sales at the virtual EFM next month.

Palomar produced the film written and directed by Julien Knafo about an exclusive golf club that hires a biotech company to deploy fertiliser that melts the snow so members can enjoy 18 holes all year round.

When the treatment contaminates the local water supply and turns most of the locals into zombies, teenage André is left to fend for himself and his baby sister Annie. Iani Bédard leads the cast.

Filmoption International will distribute Brain Freeze in Canada.

“We immediately connected with the refreshing approach to this zombie film,” said WaZabi co-presidents Anick Poirier and Lorne Price. “It made us smile and shudder all at the same time.”

Barbara Shrier produced for Palomar and said, “With this film we humbly offer some food for thought during this worldwide pandemic, but ultimately just want to bring a smile to everyone’s face.”

WaZabi Films will also launch sales on Sophie Dupuis’ 2020 Whistler Film Festival selection Underground (Souterrain), winner of the Borsos Award for best director of a Canadian feature.

Another sales title, Tracey Deer’s TIFF 2020 world premiere Beans, will screen in Berlin’s Generation Kplus.