Epic Pictures Group announced today the expansion of the TURBO KID merchandising line with new latex masks based on characters from the film which will be produced by Ghoulish Productions and available in time for Halloween 2017. The announcement was made today in conjunction with Comic-Con San Diego by Epic Pictures CEO Patrick Ewald and Co-Founder Shaked Berenson.
“TURBO KID really connected with an audience in a profound way and there are legions of fans out there,” commented Berenson. “It’s fitting that this dystopian story, following its successful film festival and theatrical runs and now enjoying its home entertainment life will be a costume of choice for Halloween revelers,” commented Ewald.
Ghoulish Productions CEO Diego Esponda commented “We are looking forward to bringing the characters to life and support the already extensive cosplay here at Comic-con.
Following its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival the film won a series of awards including an Audience Award at 2015’s SXSW Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival, the Best Feature Audience Award at Fantaspoa 2015 and was recently honored at The Saturn Awards. The film was released in August 2015, by Epic Pictures Releasing, Epic Pictures Group’s U.S. distribution division and is currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
TURBO KID follows “The Kid,” (Munro Chambers) an orphan left to survive on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water in a 1997, ruined post-apocalyptic world. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple (Laurence Leboeuf) is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus (Michael Ironside), The Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.
About Epic Pictures Group
Established in 2007 by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson, Epic Pictures Group has grown to become one of the most creative and dynamic independent studios, focusing on filmmakers’ vision driven projects, shaping them from script to worldwide sales.
Throughout the past 8 years, Epic produced many hits including BIG ASS SPIDER!, Darren Lynn Bousman’s 11-11-11, VIKINGDOM starring Dominic Purcell, Craig Fairbrass, Jon Foo, and Natassia Malthe and more recently the 2015 Sundance premieres ENTERTAINMENT and TURBO KID and all-star horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Recent releases include JERUZALEM and FrightFest Best Film Winner NINA FOREVER.
Epic Pictures Group seeks out relationships with exceptional producers and talent in order to secure A-level, high-quality projects. Epic Pictures Group actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financiers, independent production companies, producers and studios both domestically and in Europe and Asia.
Ghoulish Productions is a leading mask and costumes company with more than 50 years experience. It has been exporting original quality products to the U.S. since 1988. It’s commitment to innovation, ingenuity, art, quality, trust and professional service has opened the door to licensing products with many movie studios. In 2009 it expanded its markets to Europe and Asia making it one of the most recognized worldwide companies in the Halloween Industry in the last 10 years.”