|Born||in Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Birth Name||Jovanka Vuckovic|
Mini Bio (1)
Jovanka Vuckovic is an award winning writer and filmmaker. Her university education was in Physical Anthropology. She got her start in broadcasting as a visual effects artist, winning a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) for Best Visual Effects, then moved on to edit the horror publication Rue Morgue Magazine for six and a half years. She has been twice-named one of the most influential women in horror, alongside Kathryn Bigelow and Mary Shelley, having put the fledgling Rue Morgue on the map under her stewardship. Her presence at the helm opened up the doors for more women to become involved in the horror genre. 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).
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 television and continues to raise the profile of women in film by writing and directing stories exclusively about women. 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 Sundace in 2017. She is a proud member of The Directors Guild of America as well as The Directors Guild of Canada.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Emma Anderson