With two successful world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, including 2018’s multiple sold out screenings of SUMMER OF ’84, award-winning filmmaking trio RKSS (Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell) are attached to direct the live-action adaption of the international phenomenon AMOS DARAGON. Executive-Produced by Sylvain Viau of IceWorks Pictures Inc., Benoit Beaulieu, Albert I. Melamed, and Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard, the film will be based on the 12-book fantasy series by Québec author Bryan Perro. The best-seller has sold over 2.5 million copies to date and has been translated into more than 15 languages.
RKSS hit the ground running with their directorial debut, TURBO KID, which premiered at Sundance in 2015. The film went on to tour the world, winning acclaim and multiple awards before having a wide release by EPIC Pictures. RKSS’ visual style and creative flair perfectly suits the expansive universe that Perro created with AMOS DARAGON.
AMOS DARAGON follows the adventures of 12-year-old Amos Daragon and his companions Beorf, Lolya, and Medousa as they journey to find four masks that harness the forces of nature. With the power of the masks, they can defeat the evil villain who threatens their world.
RKSS is represented by Gersh and legal by Cuffe Owens at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
IceWorks Pictures Inc. is a Canadian production and distribution company specializing in feature-length films with international appeal for families and general audiences. It is a division of Groupe IceWorks Inc.