PRESS RELEASE Northern Banner releases ‘Turbo Kid’ in new SteelBook® collector edition
Just in time for the holidays, Turbo Kid will be hitting the streets across Canada in all its SteelBook® glory on December 8th, 2015 in a 4000 unit limited edition release. You can order now on Amazon.ca
In a post-apocalyptic future, The Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named Apple. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, Zeus, the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues The Kid and Apple. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, The Kid learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.
Bluray/DVD combo of the feature film
A 12 page colour limited edition “making of” production booklet
English & French Commentary
T is for Turbo – short film (5:32)
Bloody Wasteland – The Making of Turbo Kid (23:08)
Web Clips (subject based teasers)
Apple – The Kid – Zeus € Fantasia – Gore – Stunt – Funny
Dolby Digital 5.1
Wide screen 2.35.1
“Mad Max on a BMX” – Wired
“The ultimate midnight movie”– Collider
“Feels like no other film in the last decade”– Slash Film
“A cult classic in the waiting” – Twitch Film
Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival (Audience Award Winner), Fantasia Film Festival, Fright Fest, Sitges and many more
WES CRAVEN,DEAD AT 76
He wrote and directed the first ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ film, helmed the first four ‘Scream’ movies and guided Meryl Steep to an Oscar nom for ‘Music of the Heart.’
Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.
Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger character horrified viewers for years, died at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. Survivors include his wife, producer and former Disney Studios vice president Iya Labunka.
Craven was a longtime summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, where he moved permanently three years ago before returning to L.A. for work and health reasons.
Craven claimed to have gotten the idea for Elm Street from living next to a cemetery on a street of that name in the suburbs of Cleveland. The five Nightmare on Elm Street films were released from 1984-89 and drew big crowds.
Montreal, 28 July 2015 – After a highly successful sixth edition, the Frontières International Co-Production Market concluded on Sunday, July 26, after four days of project pitching, meetings, screenings, and networking sessions with industry leaders from around the world. Over 375 international film industry professionals converged at the Fantasia International Film Festival for this increasingly significant industry event specializing in genre film co-production, financing, and sales.
Notable international industry representatives at Fantasia this year included Amazon Studios, Blumhouse Productions, CAA, Dimension Films, ICM Partners, Magnolia Pictures, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Paradigm Talent Agency, WME, Mongrel International & Mongrel Media, Entertainment One / Les Films Séville, and the Nikkatsu Corporation.
Frontières@Fantasia 2015 proved to be the market’s most successful edition to date, with a record number of industry professionals in attendance. Midway through the weekend Northern Banner picked up the worldwide rights to Frontières project EL GIGANTE, from the British Columbia-based LuchaGore Productions. READ MORE
Northern Banner acquires worldwide rights to ‘El Gigante’
The Toronto-based company announced from Fantasia it has come on to handle world sales and direct distribution in Canada on the Luchagore Productions title.
El Gigante tells of a lunatic luchador Mexican wrestler who uses his skills to dominate victims in a grisly ritual for the benefit of his cannibalistic family.
Gigi Saul Guerrero directed and Luchagore’s Raynor Shima produced the project, currently featuring in the Frontieres International Co-Production Market.
Northern Banner will also serve as executive producers and the company’s James Fler and Michael Paszt brokered the deal with Shima. READ MORE
Northern Banner to Exhibit 6 films at Fantasia
Northern Banner is set to exhibit 6 films at this years Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec.
This year marks the 19th edition of the of the Fantasia Film Festival which is one of the leading genre film festivals in the world. Films from all over the world including Asia, Europe and North America will be screened at this Canadian festivals from July 14th through August 5th.
Northern Banner join forces with Sony Pictures for “Sky Sharks”
Jeremy Kay of webzine ScreenDaily has reported that Northern Banner Entertainment has sold the rights for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux to Sony Pictures.