Horror filmmaker and former editor for Rue Morgue Magazine, Jovanka Vuckovic has been tapped to direct the upcoming apocalyptic horror film, Riot Girls for Clique Pictures. The film is currently casting for a Canadian shoot.
From The Press Release
Clique Pictures producer Lauren Grant announced today that XX director Jovanka Vuckovic will be at the helm for the feature film RIOT GIRLS.
Vuckovic won the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short award for The Captured Bird, which was executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. She also wrote and directed a segment for XX, the groundbreaking all-female horror anthology produced by XYZ Films to be released by Magnet Releasing in 2017. She’s scheduled to direct the feature adaptation of Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess as well as All My Heroes Are Dead, a thriller based on an original screenplay by Vuckovic.
RIOT GIRLS is written by Katherine Collins, who is currently working on the upcoming Netflix series Lost In Space to be directed by Neil Marshall and was a writer on the first season of the NBC hit Blindspot.
RIOT GIRLS is currently casting.
Set in a world where adults have mysteriously died and resources are scarce, RIOT GIRLS tells the story of a teenage girl who is called to action when her brother is captured by rivals and set to be executed. Joined by the girl who has always loved her, and the boy who wants to love her, the threesome tear through the crumbling suburbs on a violent road marked by betrayal, sexual discovery, and brutal justice.
“With such an original and evocative story paired with Jovanka’s incredible talent and clear vision for RIOT GIRLS, I am excited to have her bring these characters and world to life,” says Lauren Grant of Clique Pictures.
“I’ve always been attracted to films that break the rules,” says Vuckovic. “RIOT GIRLS isn’t a simple post apocalypse tale, a violent survivalist horror story, a queer romance, or a kids adventure film – it’s all of those things blended together beautifully. I look forward to bringing Katherine’s genre-bending, coming-of-rage love story to life onscreen.”
Jovanka Vuckovic is represented by Eric Feig Entertainment & Media Law.
About Clique Pictures:
Clique Pictures produces fiction and documentary productions with a focus on working with female creative talent both in front and behind the camera. Clique Pictures is currently in post-production on the feature documentary Metamorphosis
with award-winning writers/directors Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper. Clique Pictures’ previous productions include the feature film Wet Bum
, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival; the documentary Traceable
, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award; and the feature Picture Day
starring Tatiana Maslany, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Clique Pictures is owned by producer Lauren Grant who The Hollywood Reporter named one of 15 Talents to Watch in their Next Gen Canada 2014 edition. www.clique-pictures.com