|Born||in Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Birth Name||Jovanka Vuckovic|
Mini Bio (1)
Jovanka Vuckovic is an award winning writer and filmmaker. She got her start in broadcasting as a visual effects artist, winning a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) for Best Visual Effects, then went on to edit the horror publication Rue Morgue Magazine for six and a half years. Her presence at the helm opened up the doors for more women to become involved in the horror genre and she has been twice-named one of the most influential women in horror, alongside Kathryn Bigelow, Debra Hill, and Mary Shelley.
Vuckovic now writes and directs her own films. The first of which, the award-winning short The Captured Bird, was executive produced by genre film legend Guillermo del Toro. She has been an outspoken voice for gender equality in film and in 2016 she executive produced and directed a segment for XX, the first ever all-female horror anthology from XYZ Films/Magnet Releasing, which had its world premiere at Sundance in 2017. She is a proud member of The Directors Guild of America as well as The Directors Guild of Canada. She is also the author of Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead, from St. Martin's Press (with an introduction by zombie godfather, George Romero).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Emma Anderson