August 24 - 2 PM EDT
With panelists: RKSS (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell), Anne-Marie Gélinas and Benoit Beaulieu (EMA Films), a member of composing duo Le Matos (TBA) & key figures from Outerminds (Rémi Lavoie, Odile Prouveur, Guiz de Pessemier) and Vibe Avenue (Mathieu Lavoie, Creative Director).
Moderated by Marc Lamothe and Justin Langlois
Born at Frontières, Fantasia’s international co-production market, the worldwide cult sensation that is TURBO KID launched at Sundance and immediately put its gifted trio of Québécois filmmakers, RKSS (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell) on radars across the universe. A video game was the logical follow up! Like the film, it will be an homage to the post-apocalyptic works of the ‘80s with cartoonish gore and a heartfelt story. It will channel vintage games of the ‘80s through its pixel-art style and classic metroidvania elements while offering over the top gore, an emotional story and modern gaming mechanics. Outerminds have worked closely with RKSS and EMA Films to devise a game that will honor the essence of the film. Synth-wave band Le Matos will compose a brand-new soundtrack for the game while VIBE Avenue will be providing the sound design.
Grab your gnome stick and join us for a bilingual (French and English language) panel discussion with the core creators of both the film and its adaptation to explore TURBO KID’s journey into gameplay.