Dan Turner

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Dan was born in Colchester, Essex in the United Kingdom. Having excelled at literature and drama at school, Dan obtained a degree in media and filmmaking.

Initially, Dan became a freelance Avid editor working for the BBC, Paramount UK, Nickelodeon and Bravo until he made his first 16mm film ‘Magician’ which was well received by the arts community and enabled him to set up his own production company ‘Magician Pictures’.

Dan’s first projects were a documentary for Anglia Television, ‘Cult Encounter’ and a music magazine programme for Meridian TV, ‘Academy’. Since then Dan has made a number of short drama films and worked on a diverse number of media projects, all leading up to his first feature film “Experiment”.

Following the success of Experiment Dan was signed by US production company Shoreline Entertainment to direct a feature film adaptation of the best- selling novel ‘Spanky’.

Dan went on to co-create and direct the award winning “Girl Number 9″, a multi-platform thriller which aired on US and Australian TV.

During this time, Dan also adapted the Eric Morecambe novel “Mr Lonely” for Baby Cow Productions.

Following this he directed his second feature film, “Stormhouse”, which was selected for the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival. He then directed “The Man Inside”, a semi-biographical boxing drama starring Peter Mullan, David Harewood, Ashley Thomas, and Michelle Ryan. The Man Inside was released in cinemas nationwide during summer 2012.

Dan is currently finishing his next feature film Learning to Breath and beginning work on The Boy From Outer Space, a brand new feature film.

Directing – Film
Date Show Production Company Information
2015 Learning To Breathe Shoreline Entertainment. Released 2015
2012 The Man Inside Northstar Ventures Nationwide theatrical release
2012 Stormhouse Scanner-Rhodes Productions Selected for 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival
2009 Girl Number 9 Baker Coogan US/AUS/CAN Broadcast
2009 Spanky Shoreline Entertainment Adaptation of bestselling novel
2009 Big Mistake Magician Pictures Short film
2008 Look At Me Magician Pictures Short film
2006 Go My Way Magician Pictures Short film
2005 Experiment Magician Pictures Feature film, 17 Festival awards
Writing
Date Show Production Company Information
2015 Learning To Breathe Shoreline Entertainment Released 2015
2012 The Man Inside Northstar Ventures Feature film, released in cinemas nationwide
2009 Big Mistake Magician Pictures Short film
2009 Mr Lonely Baby Cow Productions Eric Morecambe novel adaptation
2008 Look at Me Magician Pictures Ltd Short film
2007 Spanky Shoreline Entertainment Novel adaptation
2006 Go My Way Magician Pictures Short film
2005 Experiment Magician Pictures Thriller, feature film