Madison Iseman & Paloma Kwiatkowski in Punk Rock 'Riot Girls' Trailer

July 19, 2019
Source: YouTube

Riot Girls Trailer

"There's people out there, they want to kill us!" Cranked Up Films has unveiled an official trailer for a punk rock apocalyptic love story titled Riot Girls, the feature directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic (of "The Box" segment from XX). After all the adults are wiped out from a mysterious disease, the surviving kids split into two groups: the have not Eastsiders vs. the tyrannical Westside Titans. When one of their own is captured by the Titans, it's up to punk rockers and best friends Nat and Scratch to lead the East side teens on a deadly, high-octane mission that will forever alter the future of Potter's Bluff. Madison Iseman and Paloma Kwiatkowski co-star, with a young cast including Alexandre Bourgeois, Ajay Friese, Munro Chambers, Carson MacCormac, and Jenny Raven. This looks gnarly, a spunky mash-up of genres and concepts, might be a big debut to keep an eye on this fall. Two girls. Two gangs. No rules.

Here's the first official trailer (+ two posters) for Jovanka Vuckovic's Riot Girls, direct from YouTube:

Riot Girls Poster

Riot Girls Poster

Riot Girls is set after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter's Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the 'East side', made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the 'West side' which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by brutal dictator, Jeremy (Munro Chambers). When Jack (Alexandre Bourgeois), 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 (Iseman), and her best friend, Scratch (Kwiatkowski), must cross into dangerous territory if they hope to save him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage. Riot Girls is directed by Canadian filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic, making her feature directorial debut after a number of short films previously. The screenplay is written by Katherine Collins. This premieres at Outfest, then Fantasia Fest, and will also play at the Sitges Film Festival this year. Cranked Up will release Vuckovic's Riot Girls in select theaters + on VOD starting September 13th, 2019.

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So, apocalypse gets its punk version. Kinda literally ...

shiboleth on Jul 19, 2019


Look like a tough girl, but not really though.

DAVIDPD on Jul 19, 2019


i'm confused. if an apocalyptic event has happened and all the adults are dead - why is "rich" and "poor" still does the :"haves" manage to hoard everything while the "have nots" end up with nothing - did they just sit and watch the titans take everything? and how does a disease differentiate between teens and adults? i hope there would be some back story explanation on this, or i don't think the premise works.

dan on Jul 20, 2019


Weapons and organization usually do the trick

Darren on Jul 21, 2019


organization in the apocalypse - that's a real juxtapositon. i guess anything is possible.

dan on Jul 21, 2019


Looks pretty weak to me and didn't really believe the lead actresses. I did like the exterior photography

thespiritbo on Jul 20, 2019

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