Jovanka Vuckovic, who directed the XX segment The Box and was so instrumental in bringing the anthology to the screen, has wrapped filming on her debut feature, Riot Girls. The filmmaker recently shared these photos from the 23-day Canadian shoot.
The film, which takes place in the years after a virus kills all adults, sounds like something of a post-apocalyptic take on Children of the Corn or Lord of the Flies. It stars Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid), Evan Marsh (American Gothic), Alexandre Bourgeois (Dim the Fluorescents), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel), Madison Iseman (Tales of Halloween) and Jake Sim (It).
Here is the previously-released synopsis:
The film is set four years after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter’s Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the ‘Eastside’, made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the ‘Westside’ which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by Jeremy, a brutal dictator. When Jack, an Eastsider, is forced to kill two Westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat, and her best friend, Scratch, must cross into dangerous territory if they have any hope of saving him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage.
Fingers crossed we’ll see Riot Girls take to the festival circuit in 2018.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)