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, 21 & Over, Twilight) a troubled youth whose only outlet for angst is a 4D fighting videogame called “Super Turbo Arena”. When Pharaoh King (Jocko Sims, Crash the Series), the Michael Jordan of cyber-sports, announces a tournament to determine who will join his pro-team, Hugo 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 kick-boxer whose last match left him wheel-chair ridden. 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!
a Jarrett Lee Conaway film
***Winning entry for Chapter 4, The Story Beyond the Still Contest***
A short film by Director and Director of Photography Jeff Turick which was voted the Chapter 4 Winner for Canon's "The Story Beyond the Still Contest." The film screened to standing room only audience at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with the other seven chapters in the series.
Here's the link to view all the chapters in their chronological entirety, including "Corridors", the Winners-written collaboration directed by Vincent Laforet: vimeo.com/19096657
Chapter 4 Director's commentary with technical notes and extended beach scene here: vimeo.com/11806174
New York based DP Jeff Turick and his company 422 Films provides production services and camera crews for small- to mid-sized digital and video productions. You can view more of Jeff's work at NewYorkDirectorofPhotography.com.
Cabbie: Steven Nelson
Beachcomber: Clark Middleton
Allison: Daphne Ciccarelle
Thug 1: Solomon Shiv
Thug 2: Rory Dunwoody
Scientist: Tom Knutson
Babysitter: Kristen Turick
Director of Photography: Jeff Turick
Producer: Kristen Turick
Gaffer: Stephen Cannella
Jib Operator: Ian "The Finger" McGrew
Grip/Electric: Tom "Tommy Boy" Bartlett, Paul Carmine, Kenny Pelczar
Best Girl Electric: Kim Formisano
Makeup: Barbara Whitchurch asuitableimage.com
Production Coordinator: Stephen Stuart
Audio Engineer: Greg McKean
Original score by Jesse Solomon Clark jessesolomonclark.com
Some equipment provided by:
Chris Anderson nevessaproduction.com
Special thanks: Sarah Haas, Nicoelle Cohen, Ralph Umhoefer, Kirk Nehring, Pablo Riera. Dan Welch
Additional voice talent, Prisoners: Ana Alexandria Knight, Cheryl Pickett, Arthur Harold
Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon f/2.8 EF lenses: 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and 100mm macro.
Jeff Turick and his company 422 Films provide production services and camera crews for small- to mid-sized digital and video productions in the greater New York City area, New Jersey and beyond. You can view more of Jeff's work at NewYorkDirectorofPhotography.com.
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve.
In this groundbreaking work of cinema, two overlapping narratives are brilliantly intercut – the life of a Marine at war on the front, and the life the same Marine in recovery, at home – creating both a dreamlike quality and a strikingly realistic depiction of how Marines experience this war.
Following Sergeant Nathan Harris of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, during a major assault on a Taliban stronghold, and his painful return home after a severe injury, the two stories communicate both the extraordinary drama of war and the no less shocking experience of returning home, as a whole generation of Marines struggle to find an identity in a country that prefers to be indifferent.