Documentary Shorts


Kevin Beasley’s Raw Materials

Director & Producer: Christine Turner
Short Documentary | 10 min | 2019
Commissioned by Art21

Official Selection: DOC-NYC, ArteCinema, BlackStar Film Festival
Online Release: New York Close Up

Queens based artist Kevin Beasley juxtaposes sound, silence, and sculpture to examine the legacy of cotton in the American South.

Watch at Art21.org


Fiction Shorts


Hold On

Director, Writer & Producer: Christine Turner
Short Fiction | 8 min | 2017
Starring: Bethann Hardison, Jimmie Jeter
Produced by Peralta Pictures

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival

Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.

10 Must-See Shorts Sundance 2017 - IndieWire
Sundance Reel with Leslie Thatcher - KPCW (NPR)

Watch on Vimeo.


You Can Go

Director & Producer: Christine Turner
Short Fiction | 9 min | 2016
Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson, Charlie Tahan
Produced by Peralta Pictures

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, NBCUniversal Shorts Fest, PBS Online Film Festival

A high school administrator talks down a troubled student.

”Is it fair to compare/contrast a 109 minute performance by Viola Davis against a 9 minute performance by S. Epatha Merkerson? Oh, yes . . . Davis and Merkerson share twin relevance in a fest [Tribeca] that keeps proving year after year that shorts can be just as original, jarring and substantive as feature films.” - The Independent

Watch on Vimeo.