Directors: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoan-Karl Whissell
Notable Cast: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffrey, Romano Orzari
Turbo Kid is a film with so much hype that genre film fans have been foaming at the mouth just at the mention of it. But for me this is much more than that. Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoan-Karl Whissell, the trio behind RKSS Films, have been at it for years before getting the big break that they truly deserve. The trio’s love affair with the Fantasia Film Festival and SPASM has seen their classic blood and cheese fests such as Demonitron: The 6th Dimension and Ninja Eliminator. These were filmmakers with an undying passion and a dream to make a film that only they could be crazy enough to make. Ever since the 2004 short Le Bagman, which French Canadians are still watching to this day (I have it on right now while writing this!), RKSS’ persistence has landed them their first big budget film and let this one not be their last! The New Zealand/Canadian co-production features actors from both countries and then Michael Ironside to add some veteran American talent in the mix. Our lead Munro Chambers, best known for the years he has been in Degrassi, is our underdog with a dream of his own. Turbo Kid isn’t just a cinematic genre masterpiece, it’s the product of many years of playing with fake blood, guts, and learning along the way.
Written By Elise Holmes
Elise Holmes is not your average writer. Dedicated to her Evil Dead fan site The Deadite Slayer, she is doing Fantasia Fest coverage this year for Blood Brothers! Check out her site HERE!