Lucky McKee is a writer, director and author who has been working since completing his first feature in 1999: a backyard high-school zombie movie called All Cheerleaders Die that he co-wrote and co-directed with film-school buddy Chris Sivertson. Lucky then went on to a solo career directing May (2002), The Woods (2007) and The Woman (2011), which won best international feature film and best script at Strasbourg and Sitges respectively. He has also written two novels with Jack Ketchum:The Woman and I’m Not Sam. The latter was nominated for both the Bram Stoker and the Shirley Jackson Awards for best long fiction. Re-imagining All Cheerleaders Die in 2013 with Sivertson marks a new direction for the filmmaker. That of popcorn fare. He lives in the Oklahoma woods with his vicious lesbian guard dog, Veronica.