Antebellum is a 2020 American horror film written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz in their feature directorial debuts. The film stars Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, and Gabourey Sidibe, and follows a modern-day African-American woman finds herself in a Southern slave plantation and must escape.
In a Louisiana slave plantation run by Confederate soldiers, slaves are treated harshly and not allowed to speak without permission. Those who attempt to escape are killed and their bodies burned in a crematorium. After a failed escape attempt Eli watches as his wife is murdered and her body placed in the crematorium. A woman who had been assisting them is later brutally beaten and branded until she submits to being called Eden.
|author||Christopher Renz Gerard Bush|
|director||Christopher Renz Gerard Bush|
|keywords||attempt to escape brand break cell phone civil war confederate soldier confederate soldiers confederate states army escape attempt even force hang historical reenactment hotel room kidnap kill louisiana love meet morning murder pregnant woman reenactment robert e lee speak suicide by hanging uber|
|musicBy||Nate Wonder Roman Gianarthur|
|producer||Christopher Renz Gerard Bush Lezlie Wills Raymond Mansfield Sean McKittrick Zev Forman|
|productionCompany||Bush+Renz QC Entertainment|