Jovanka Vuckovic’s debut short film The Captured Bird will make its world premiere at the 2012 Worldwide Short Film Festival on June 9th in Toronto, Canada. The highly anticipated short, about a little girl who is drawn to a mysterious mansion where she witnesses the birth of five horrifying apparitions, is Executive Produced by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) and produced by Jason Lapeyre, writer/director of I Declare War (Best Picture/Screenplay, ActionFest 2012).
The dark fable, which del Toro describes as “lyrical and brutal” and “filled with beauty” is the culmination of two years of collaboration with some of the top talents in the genre world including cinematographer Karim Hussain (Antiviral, Hobo With A Shotgun), editor Douglas Buck (The Theatre Bizarre, Sisters), Oscar-nominated special effects company Spectral Motion (Looper, X-Men: First Class), matte painter Deak Ferrand (Twilight, Lord of the Rings), Oscar-nominated production designer and frequent Terry Gilliam collaborator Anastasia Masaro (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Tideland) and animatronic special effects designer Paul Jones (The Thing, Silent Hill).
The CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) is the premiere venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America and is one of only three festivals in Canada accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“Having grown up in Toronto and previously attended this festival as a fan, it’s an absolute honour to be attending as a filmmaker with my first short,” says Vuckovic, who was present at the festival’s media launch earlier today.
More information on The Captured Bird check out the film’s official website.