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Annie Clark - aka St Vincent - to make directorial debut with XX

Story by Jack Foley

CELEBRATED musician and songwriter Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, will make her directorial debut on the all-female-helmed horror anthology film XX.

Not only will each segment be directed by a woman, each will star female leads.

Clark’s segment, scheduled to film this spring, has been co-written and will be produced by genre maven Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, Faults).

XX is a female-driven horror anthology with each director given full creative license to tell any story they choose revolving around a female protagonist.

While the directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.

In addition to Clark, other directors attached include Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance, Chained), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, former editor of Rue Morgue Magazine).

As St. Vincent, Clark is one of the most distinct voices and original guitarists of her generation. Her recent album, the self-titled St. Vincent, won her “album of the year” designations from the NME, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly and the Best Alternative Album Grammy.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the genre-film medium,” said Clark.

XX will be released by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures. Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles commented: “I’ve long been a fan of Annie’s work. We’re excited to watch the singular vision she’ll bring to this project.”

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