Madison Iseman, a 22-year-old South Carolina native, discovered her interest in the arts while in middle school. She learned to play multiple instruments and got involved in videography and photography, ultimately creating her own short films. To pursue acting Madison moved to Los Angeles when she was just 16 years old. It proved to be a wise decision with over three dozen acting credits in the last six years. Her most notable roles include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and Annabelle Comes Home.
I recently had the chance to talk with Madison about her next project Riot Girls. An action sci-fi feature set in an alternate 1995 where a mysterious illness has killed every adult. With the adults gone the town of Potter’s Bluff has split into two factions. On the east side are the poor kids working together to survive by scavenging the ruins of the former town. The west side is the home of the rich and popular who have made the high school their base. Behind their brutal dictator Jeremy, the area runs with a cult-like precision, and anyone that dares to disobey is dispatched, often in a public display. When Jack, the leader from the East, is caught stealing water and batteries it is up to Nat (Iseman) and her best friend Scratch to rescue him.
Stars: Madison Iseman, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Alexandre Bourgeois, and Munro Chambers
Directed by Jovanka Vuckovic
Written by Katherine Collins
Produced by Lauren Grant
Runtime: 82 minutes
Release Date: September 13, in select theaters and on-demand
Riot Girls is set after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter’s Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the ‘East side’, made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the ‘West side’ which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by brutal dictator, Jeremy (Munro Chambers, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”). When Jack (Alexandre Bourgeois, “Departure”), an Eastsider, is forced to kill two Westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat (Iseman), and her best friend, Scratch (Kwiatkowski), must cross into dangerous territory if they hope to save him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage. RIOT GIRLS, due out September 13 in theaters and on demand.