Fantasia 2014: We've Seen Footage From SPRING, REDEEMER, WE ARE STILL HERE, TURBO KID, And More

Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada (@Mack_SAnarchy)
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For the first time since the Frontières International Co-Production Market began, we were treated to a taste of how some films that got their start on the market floor and other projects being made by friends of the festival were coming along. We saw teasers and clips from Turbo Kid, We Are Still Here, Some Kind of Hate, Why Horror?, June, Redeemer, and Spring

Some of these films are still locking down edits. Some are deep into post production. All of these are awesome projects. This is not a review, more so a summary of impressions about the footage that we saw. To cast any judgement on any of these teasers and clips would be unfair to the filmmakers and producers and likely result in me being cast onto the Saint Lawrence River on an ice flow. Which would suck because we are deep into summer and the anxiety of waiting for the river to freeze over in December would kill me. 

Fuck Comic-Con! These are the real teasers I was looking forward to seeing.

Turbo Kid

The folks at RKSS are in the middle of post with editing and fx. They will be packing their bags and heading down to New Zealand soon to complete some of the post-production. Hopefully there will be some good news towards the end of the year.

They shared a behind-the-scenes clip with us. It gave a taste of the zaniness and the larger scale they have opened this story up to. Michael Ironside spoke kindly of them. Then we saw one of the collective, Yoann-Karl Whissell, get up close and personal with a blender. There will be plenty of fx gags and lots of blood.

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RyanJuly 28, 2014 7:55 PM

All of these sound great! Can't wait to see some stuff from Spring, though. Resolution was perfect.

Todd BrownJuly 29, 2014 9:42 AM

Yes, Redeemer has locked cut and is sprinting through post. Don't know if they mentioned it from the stage, Mack, but those moments when the audience (hopefully) went, "Oh, shit, did Marko really just punch that guy in the face?" Yeah, Marko really did punch that guy in the face. There's a fair bit of full contact stuff in the movie ...

Andrew MackJuly 31, 2014 1:06 PM

Actually, no. Kyle and Noah talked about how you got Noah into the film. Not to any great detail but the gist of it. I don't know how much Kyle followed the production as it went along. But you and I would pay attention to details like that because we're morbidly fascinated that way. I'm sure you'll mention it when you're on stage at its world premiere.

The fight scene was awesome. Just the way I like my steak (see Guardian review). The reaction from the frontieres group was pretty great.

And Noah's scene was pretty damned funny. The dancing threw me off but when the other guy came into the scene and the real dialogue started, that was pretty funny.

Todd BrownJuly 31, 2014 1:47 PM

Ha! The casting via random Facebook silliness story? That was an odd day in a really fun way.

Andrew MackJuly 31, 2014 2:00 PM

I wanted to yell out, "Tell it how it really happened". But the smart ass in the back rows of the Seve that morning would have to try to remember how he heard it as well. Save it for the premiere, bossing.

Todd BrownJuly 31, 2014 2:06 PM

I shall hold my tongue until the appropriate time.

Andrew MackJuly 31, 2014 2:20 PM

The good news is that a couple of the filmmakers came to me and thanked me for the coverage. That "the right people" saw the article. We took the heat of off someone, I guess. Yoann-karl is very huggy after a few pops.