Jovanka Vuckovic Wants You to Meet Her Riot Girls


Filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic made her debut on the scene with the short The Captured Bird, which was produced by Guillermo del Toro and nabbed her the 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Best Short award. Vuckovic’s work will next be seen in next year’s anthology XX, and today brings word on her latest project.

Courtesy of a press release we’ve learned that Vuckovic (below) will be at the helm for the feature film Riot Girls, written by Katherine Collins. Casting is currently underway.

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



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