Anouk Whissell is a Montreal-based Filmmaker, Traditional Animation Graduate, and Co-fonder of RKSS— a Writer-director triforce with fellow filmmakers François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell. Their debut feature—the critically acclaimed Turbo Kid, premiered at Sundance in 2015, launching a very successful festival run and winning 24 awards worldwide (including the SXSW’s Audience Midnighters Award, BiFan’s Best Directors, Sitges’ Carnet Jove for Best Feature and Best Original Soundtrack, as well as a Saturn Award for Best International Film). Through Turbo Kid, the trio thriving on passion, has successfully touched the hearts of all generations far beyond the genre and cult fans. Earlier this year, they had the great honor to be returning to Sundance, where it all started, for the World Premiere of their second feature entitled Summer of ’84. The movie was released in August and just screened at Sitges, concluding a great festival tour.
Anouk is repped by Gersh and is currently in development on a number of projects including a sequel to Turbo Kid, currently at the script stage and The Z Word, a feature adaptation of a comic book by Jerry Frissen and Guy Davis released by the Humanoids, to which RKSS signed the script with the blessing of the original author. Driven by the need to tell stories, she is constantly on the lookout for the next project that will inspire and passionate the trio.