The action adventure-powered world of BMX is set to be splattered in blood and romance in an alternate, post-apocalyptic future in the upcoming film, ‘Turbo Kid.’ The EmaFilms, T&A Films and Epic Pictures Group movie is set to have its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City during the Midnight section.
‘Turbo Kid’ was written and directed by the group Roadkill Superstar, which is also known as RKSS and comprises of Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell. “We always envisioned ‘Turbo Kid’ to be like some lost crazy kid’s movie from the 1980s that’s somehow has just been rediscovered,” the group said. “We wanted a love story with the exploitation elements we grew up with, a post-apocalyptic scenario, over-the-top gore FX, super turbo explosions and a few BMX tricks for good measure. We were going for a retro inspired aesthetic, not just from an overall visual presentation, but from how the narrative unfolds. We wanted ‘Turbo Kid’ to appeal to a whole new generation of warped kids (and crazy adults).”
RKSS has written and directed over twenty short films, many of which have won awards at various festivals abroad, including ‘Le Bagman,’ ‘T Is For Turbo’ and ‘Demonitron.’ ‘Turbo Kid’ is the group’s first film feature collaboration.
The horror film was produced by EmaFilms’ Anne-Marie Gélinas and Benoit Beaulieu, as well as T&A Films’ Ant Timpson and Tim Riley. ‘Turbo Kid’ was also executive produced by Jason Eisener, Epic Pictures Group’s Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson; Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt and Curious Films’ Matt Noonan.
‘Turbo Kid’ is being distributed in Quebec by Filmoption International and the rest of Canada by Raven Banner. Epic Pictures Group is representing worldwide sales at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
For more information on ‘Turbo Kid,’ visit the film’s Facebook page. Check out the image from the action adventure horror movie below.
Written by: Karen Benardello