Turbo Kid is a post-apocalyptic, BMX-powered, blood-splattered love story that follows the epic journey of an orphaned outcast reluctant to be a hero in the wasteland of an alternate future.
The film is directed by The RKSS (Road Kill Super Stars), a collective of three filmmakers: Anouk Whissell, FranÃ§ois Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissel. They co-write and co-direct all their films – over twenty shorts in the last ten years, many winning awards at various international festivals, including Le Bagman, Total Fury, and Demonitron: The Sixth Dimension.
The RKSS also wrote and directed the short film T is for Turbo, which was originally made as a submission to The ABCs of Death contest. Although the film was not chosen for the first anthology, it won the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award for the contest. Inspired by the characters of the short film, Turbo Kid is their first feature film.
The nostalgic action-splatter flick made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is part of the Midnighters program at this yearâ€™s South by Southwest Film Festival. I recently had a chance to sit down with Anouk Whissell, FranÃ§ois Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell to talk about this insanely awesome ode to the â€˜80s. Check out my interview below!
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