Moderator: Andrew Mack, Screen Anarchy
RKSS, the initialism for Roadkill Superstars, is an internationally beloved filmmaking trio consisting of Canadian film directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell. Their debut feature film TURBO KID (2015) emerged from the Frontières International Co-production Market, world premiered at Sundance and quickly attained an adoring cult following across the world. Their sophomore feature, the horror mystery SUMMER OF ’84 (2018) launched at SXSW to wide acclaim. The trio’s third feature, WE ARE ZOMBIES, will have its World Premiere as the Closing Night Film of Fantasia this year. They are currently in post-production on their fourth feature, WAKE UP. RKSS effectively came-of-age at Fantasia over the years, first in the festival’s audience and then on its screen with their early short film works becoming regular crowd favourites. Presented by Frontières, this masterclass will guide the audience through the career of these exciting Quebec filmmakers.