Directing Credits (TV/Features)
Director & Producer: Christine Turner (Episode: “San Francisco Bay Area”)
Documentary Series | PBS | 2018
Production Company: Art21
A longtime home for political progressives and technological pioneers, the San Francisco Bay Area is a magnet for artists who are drawn to its experimental atmosphere, countercultural spirit, and history of innovation. In addition to three artists working across photography, installation, and new media, this episode features a non-profit art center, spotlighting multiple artists with physical and cognitive disabilities who work across a range of mediums.
Watch full episode at Art21.org
Director: Christine Turner (Pilot Segment: “Dead is Better”)
Documentary Series | HBO | 2018
Production Company: A Casual Romance
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Inspired by the eponymous feminist newsletter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Lenny covers current events, pop culture moments, and everything in between in this collection of short films. In “Dead Is Better,” a writer investigates the thing she most fears.
Director & Producer: Christine Turner
Documentary Feature | PBS | 2013
A Co-Production of Peralta Pictures, POV & ITVS
Official Selection: MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Full Frame Film Festival, The Apollo Theater
Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life.
”The morbid meets the deeply spiritual in Christine Turner’s assured documentary.. . . Ms. Turner captures the intimacy of solemn, heartfelt moments, and salutes a man who honors their value.” —The New York Times
“Exquisitely tender. . . one of those rare opportunities to go toward the thing we fear most—death—and realize how much joy and comfort there is in it, when handled with grace and care. Thoughtful and enlightening.” —The Washington Post
Watch full film at homegoings.com