Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Based on a very big novel, TOBY ALONE is about a  boy who is millimeter and  half tall and live in a tree with his family. His father, a scientist makes an amazing discovery and the evil powers that run their community want the secret which causes Toby and parents to flee. Traveling to the bottom of the tree they try to hideout. However circumstance has other plans.

NYICFF screened the first 3 episodes of the 26 in the series and if you are like everyone at the screening this past weekend you’ll want to see the rest. A grand adventure this set up gives us only a taste of what is to come. I’m dying to see what happens next, but unless I can learn French quickly the only way that I can see the rest is to wait until the series (hopefully) hits US screens at the end of the year. (The English dub past these three episodes is being worked on and a sale is being negotiated)

This series is a great deal of fun. It plays like a classic fantasy adventure tale but in a smaller more eco-friendly version.  Even in these three episodes you get a sense of the scale of the tale and you want to lean in and see more. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

Listening to the producer and the director speak after the screening you really got a sense of how much they loved the material. It’s a love that has resulted in the pair working for nine years on series that would give the story the large canvas it needs to be told. The whole series runs over 11 hours and there never was a series thought of trying to cut things down. As they said, to cut it down would mean to lose too much.

If you want a taste of series that is going to be your next favorite thing see TOBY ALONE when it plays this weekend.

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