Turbo Kid (2014) is an independent retro action-adventure written and directed by Anouk Whissell
After making the rounds at numerous indie film festivals with official selections at Sundance, SXSW (Audience Award Winner), BIFFF, DIFF, and Imagine, Turbo Kid had it's wide release in North America on August 28, 2015.
- "Set in the post-apocalyptic year of 1977, turbo kid is a retro-futuristic nostalgic tribute to 80’s action-adventure films that follows a teenager who goes on an adventure to save the girl of his dreams."
- — official movie description.
In a post-apocalyptic future, The Kid, an orphaned outcast, meets a mysterious girl. They become friends until Zeus, the sadistic leader of the Wasteland, kidnaps her. The Kid must face his fears, and journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl.
Bolstered by a pitch-perfect synth score, and clever and cheeky period details, co-directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell create a raucous retro-futuristic action comedy that pays homage to '80s movies great and small, while adding their own flair with inventive and exuberant violence and gore (prepare for disemboweling by exercycle). Sci-fi legend Michael Ironside delivers with malevolence and glee as the larger-than-life Zeus, a despicable villain with joie de vivre.
- Munro Chambers as The (Turbo) Kid
- Laurence Leboeuf as Apple
- Michael Ironside as Zeus
- Aaron Jeffery as Frederic
- Edwin Wright as Skeletron