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16 August 2018

John Turner arrives at Dark Energy.

by Andrew MacGregor


Seasoned commercials director and lapsed cricketer John Turner is the latest to join Matt Brown's contingent at Dark Energy.

Cricket's loss proved to be advertising's gain as one-time Nottinghamshire man Turner ditched his bat 'n' ball in favour of a camera, pursuing still photography before shifting into live action. Since then, he's established himself as a TVC director with a cinematic bent.

A self-confessed movie buff, Turner employs "a non-linear shooting style" whenever and wherever possible. This allows him to capture spontaneous moments that may otherwise be overlooked, lending further weight to his documentary-inspired approach.

His refined methods continue to attract brands from numerous sectors, with Turner's recent work for Fiat and Philips ultimately bringing him into Dark Energy's orbit.

Turner explains: "I did my recent projects for Conde Nast through Dark Energy but I have known Matt [Brown] for years. I had such a great experience on those films and that combined with mine and the industry's respect for Matt made it an exciting and natural fit."

John Turner's reel is now available on the Dark Energy website. For more on his latest signing, email Matt Brown via mattbrown@darkenergyfilms.com or speak to the man on 07976 257 431.

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