Cobb County Public Library System presents "Storytelling through Film" with Ken Turner

Mableton, GA

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Program Description

Participants will view the Sci-Fi short film "Subject: Desmond" from becoming filmmaker Ken Turner, who will share his journey making the film, tips, tools, and how film is another important medium of storytelling. The film will begin promptly at 3:30 pm.  There will be a question and answer session after the short film presentation.

Film Synopsis

Disheartened by the challenging economic times many individuals presently face, Desmond Jamison, an unemployed Archaeologist, struggles to endure extreme hardships as financial obligations mound and uncertainty precipitates.  As Desmond’s dismal outlook grows even dimmer, an extraordinary, supernatural event occurs that deposits rare artifacts of value and most importantly hope. 

This mysterious encounter completely transforms Desmond and provides the fuel he desperately needs to impart a series of long overdue contributions in his community with the potential to solve the limitations of the Earth’s natural resources. 


Biography of Ken Turner

Filmmaker Ken Turner graduated from the School of Architecture at Tuskegee University, where he concentrated in building design and project management. While at Tuskegee University, Mr. Turner studied abroad and constructed a local school in Mbeya, Tanzania. The experience in Tanzania exposed Mr. Turner to the importance of culture, community, and the documentation of experiences from diverse perspectives, elements he diligently strives to incorporate in all of his creative works. 

In 2009, Mr. Turner worked as a Project Inspector in the “Sweet Auburn” historic preservation district, the Atlanta area where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once lived. While working in this historic community, he also landed an internship in Community Relations and Production at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre. This experience acquainted Mr. Turner with all theatrical production aspects, facilitated enlightening discussions with actors, directors, and producers, and ignited his creative imagination for storytelling mediums. 

Along with first-hand experiences, Mr. Turner finds inspiration from filmmakers such as Frederico Fellini, Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, Melvin Van Peebles, Akira Kurosawa, Robert Townsend, Spurgen, Roni Nicole, Da’Shon is., and Sergio Leone. Works by these filmmakers propelled Mr. Turner’s passion to engage in the Atlanta underground film community movement. Through this community, he worked on several film and music video productions, including “ONE,” a video that debuted at Pal’s Lounge in the Sweet Auburn district and received an award at the Bronze Lens Film Festival.

Mr. Turner recently steered his talents into the Sci-Fi short film “Subject: Desmond,” which he wrote, directed, and edited.  “Subject: Desmond” has been recognized by South Cobb Patch, a community platform for the latest news, events, and discussions in Austell and Mableton, Georgia, and has attracted the interests of several film-related meet-up groups throughout Atlanta.