That's it, the return of Tales for All is more concrete this Wednesday with the start of filming of "Coco ferme", an original film by Club illico, in Estrie.
The feature film, produced by Les Productions La Fête et Attraction, in collaboration with Quebecor Content, relies on the talent of three young main actors, namely Oscar Desgagnés ("The Time Scraper", "Chien et chat") in the lead role, as well as Joey Bélanger (“The Eye of the Cyclone”) and Emma Bao Linh Tourné (“Comme des têtes pas de poule”, “Ru”).
Alongside them are veterans Benoit Brière, Louis-Philippe Dandenault, Simon Lacroix and Steve Laplante. Mia Garnier is also in the game, according to what was revealed by Club illico and TVA Films, which distributes “Coco ferme”.
It's the first of three new films in the hit Tales for All franchise, which features classics like "La guerre des tuques" and André Melançon's "Bach et Bottine," "The Frog and the Whale." by Jean-Claude Lord as well as "Tirelire Combines et cie" by Jean Beaudry, to name a few.
According to what has been revealed so far, the story of "Coco Ferme" revolves around "Max (Oscar Desgagnés), an 11-year-old entrepreneur forced to close his garage-operated business and move with his father to a village lost in the countryside. When Max discovers chickens in the old abandoned barn of his cousin Charles (Joey Bélanger), he sees an opportunity to start a business. The two acolytes join forces with those of Alice (Emma Bao Linh Tourné), a young youtuber known for her market gardening videos, and embark on the creation of a farm of 500 laying hens.
At the cinema and on Club illico
“Coco closes” should end up on Club illico in 2023, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Videotron platform. The film will be offered exclusively to subscribers after having the crowds running to cinemas.
The screenplay is by Dominic James, who is also producer and main shareholder of Productions La Fête, a company founded by the late Rock Demers, initiator and great architect of the first Tales for All. Sébastien Gagné (“Let go, “Nuit blanche”, “Le chalet”) is in charge of the set as director.
“It is an honor and a real pleasure to ensure the production of the film which marks the return of Tales for all. For me, it's the equivalent of directing a "Star Wars"! It is our duty to train the new generation of film lovers and to feed their imaginations with stories from here. The general enthusiasm during the announcement leads me to believe that it is a franchise whose return we were impatiently awaiting... which is not without adding a certain pressure! pointed out Mr. Gagné.