Even with a novel in the works, Frédérick Wolfe was not going to miss the chance to amaze children on the small screen. This is why he laid down the premises of Kilucru Islanda fantastic series for children that will be unveiled shortly by Télé-Québec and Radio-Canada.
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As it is not always the longest reflections that lead to the best result, the prolific author and screenwriter let a funny hairy character impose his presence in his head.
“The first idea was a friendly Yeti, a little good-natured,” he says. Quickly came the idea of making the imaginary and the real coexist. »
Get away from clichés
Refreshing aspect of the adventure, the characters of Kilucru Island do not carry around the clichés that are usually attached to them. Why ? Quite simply because Frédérick Wolfe wanted to make his protagonists “super human”.
The inhabitants that the Belhumeur-Lamours – a family of four – meet during their world tour by sailboat are unique and surprising. Instead of the eternal witch, parents and children meet a fairy of the woods (France Castel), they come face to face with a grumpy troll (Marcel Leboeuf), but not evil, and are surprised to see a alien, to name a few.
All are imperfect, expose their flaws, but experience real emotions. And they are endearing enough that travelers eager for discovery decide to settle near them.
In order to further feed the imagination of viewers, invisible characters who do bad things live on the marvelous island. The doors of their homes are clearly visible, but you never see them.
For those who have brought their touch to youth programs such as family councils and The side effectit “was important to take everything that I loved about TV when I was young” and use it to flesh out the universe of this place that does not appear on any map.
Despite what we see as interesting Kilucru IslandFrédérick Wolfe specifies that he is not at all a specialist in the fantastic, but rather someone who is more attached to the marvellous.
The clownish side that has been inserted into the show is both inspired by Floor and Goblet and “weird” aspects of Master key first generation, think of that morning when Passe-Montagne has rabbit ears or when he opens a door and discovers the sea.
Another leap of several decades in the past transported the author in the development of his daily news.
“My first memory of fiction, I was 6 or 7 years old, and in my primary school was presented a play where Marcel Leboeuf played a bear. This struck me ; I still have very clear images. There was a little magic: fake snow was falling. I understood that it was arranged, but it turned me on and there is still a bit of that that exists in the series. »
♦ It is at the start of the school year that young audiences will be able to discover all the treasures Kilucru Island.