TURBO is a high-adrenaline short film in the tradition of The Karate Kid and Tron. It tells the story of Hugo Park (Justin Chon, Twilight) a misspent youth whose only outlet for angst is a 4D fighting video game called “Super Turbo Arena”. When Pharaoh King (Jocko Sims, Crash the Series), the Michael Jordan of cybersports, announces a tournament to determine who will join his pro team, Hugo's sets his eyes on the prize. But Hugo isn't the only gamer who wants fame and glory. If Hugo wants to win he's going to have to beat Shamus (David Lehre, Epic Movie), the all time Turbo champ at the local Pandemonium arcade, and Ruse Kapri, a feisty prep girl that knows how to win. Realizing he can't win on his skill alone, Hugo turns to his brother Tobias, a former kickboxer whose last match left him confined to a wheelchair. Together the two will mend old wounds and see if a washed up street fighter can teach a troubled teen how to become a virtual gladiator!
Turbo: Trailer from Jarrett Conaway on Vimeo.
Turbo hopes to redefine the way we think about movie making, with a budget of under 100K, a four man team of special effects artists that took just five months to do their work using consumer-level applications, and a camera that doesn’t break the bank. (RED) -
[SOURCE-DIDNTYOUHEAR]Turbo is actually a 20-minute short film cooked up by some USC graduate students for less than $100,000.
TURBO is a short movie directed by Jarrett Lee Conaway and produced by Garrett T. Thompson of BFAM Studios. It tells the story of Hugo Kai, the world’s most famous video game player, who competes in a photo-realistic 4D fighting game called TURBO. To cope with his brother’s sudden death, Hugo creates a character in the likeness of his deceased brother and enters the tournament in an attempt to defeat the unbeaten champion.
TURBO's heroes wear Clone and Morph eyewear models.
Here is the link to the studios that produce TURBO :
Behind the Scenes - TURBO - David Lehre from davelehre on Vimeo.
This short film has been the BFAM team’s labor of love for the last two years and we couldn’t have done it without our network of actors, stunt people, and technicians.
For years I’ve been a hardcore gamer. Fighting games are in my blood. I remember the first time I practiced the sweet science of pugilism with Little Mac in Punch Out. I remember "Hadokening" my friends into submission in many-a-rounds of Street Fighter II, and Killer Instinct’s Ultra combos that lasted seemingly an eternity. Oh, the arguments my brother and I have gotten into over Soul Calibur were vicious!
As I entered pre-production, I teamed up with my friend Brent Strickland who had recently sold a spec for the Wonder Woman feature script and signed with ICM. For a year we turned my vision into a feature script that we are about to shop to major film studios.
Creating the world of TURBO has been an amazing journey and there’s much more to come. So, stay tuned for info on where to see the short film (we are looking for distributors now!) and check out our blog for updates on how the feature development is going!
WORDS FROM THE HERO
Looks interesting enough right?... I mean its only a short film... Im sure it wasnt created to win awards and win over film critics, but the director seems sincere in the fact he created a movie he is proud of and enjoys himself. We will have to see.