T is for Turbo was one of the films submitted for 26th Director competition for The ABC's of Death. Lee Hardcastle's T is for Toilet ended up being the winning short that made it into the movie, but Turbo Kid has impressed several very important Canadians and a full length film is now in the works. Filming begins next February and should be out before the end of 2014.
"The representatives of EMAfilms, T&A Films, the RKSS Collective and
Jason Eisener are proud to announce that TURBO KID, a Canada-New Zealand
co-production, has been approved for financing by both Telefilm Canada
and the New Zealand Film Commission. The film project will go into
production with filming scheduled for late February 2014. The production
partners met at the first edition of the Fantasia International Film
Festival's Frontières International Co-Production Market in July 2012,
where TURBO KID was one of the Frontières projects presented.
The team will complete the financing in the coming weeks to start the
prep work in early fall. Currently in discussions with various
distributors and broadcasters in Canada and in the USA, the team is also
starting the casting process in Canada and New Zealand. The partners
are also negotiating an agreement with Films Boutique as their
international sales representative.
TURBO KID is the epic tale of an orphaned outcast becoming a hero in a
post-apocalyptic world. Fueled with offbeat humor and loads of splatter,
TURBO KID will take genre fans to a devastated world where water is in
short supply and BMXs are the preferred mode of transportation. TURBO
KID is a coming-of-age story with a romantic twist, an action comedy
with a heart of gold and a bellyful of guts.
TURBO KID is the story of a lonely orphan obsessed with comic books who
scavenges the Wasteland in order to stay alive. When he meets a
mysterious girl named Apple, he must confront his fears and look to the
hero deep within himself when both are targeted by Zeus, the sadistic
and self-proclaimed leader of the devastated world. Armed with little
more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, the kid
embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save
the girl of his dreams."
You can check out the 5-minute short below. If you enjoy the work of Jason Eisener or Astron-6 you should absolutely love this.