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Ken Turner Director, Independent Designer

Ken Turner Director, Independent Designer

Ken Turner is an award-winning short film director who currently works as a independent designer and freelance illustrator.

He graduated from the BAA Animation program in 2007 at Sheridan College.  During which he collaborated on a short film called “Umbrella Boy”, which won 2nd place at the Ottawa Animation Film Festival in 2006.  Later that year he directed his first 2D animated group short film, “Attack of the Giant Vegetable Monsters”.  It would go on to win the 2008 Jackson Hole/ Cowboy Award for Best Animation.  In 2007 he directed his final film and first stop motion animated short film, “TiM”, which was a homage to his favorite film director Tim Burton.  Ken has worked as a character designer and animator for C.O.R.E Toons (Iggy Arbuckle), Cookie Jar Entertainment, 9 Story Entertainment/Nelvana (My Friend Rabbit, Spliced) and  Cuppa Coffee Studios (Ugly Americans).

Late last year he self published his first book called “A Night at the Movies”, which is a surreal take on the communal experience of going to a theatre to see films.  Between November 2010 to Jan 2010 he did freelance illustration for some UK editiorials. Then in Feb 2010 he self published his second illustrated humor book called “Eye Candy Volume #1: The Village Idioms” and in May 2010 he self published his third illustrated humor book called “Eye Candy Volume #2: Apples and Idioms.”

Ken currently lives in Toronto, Canada, where he enjoys making films and sleeping.

He’ll be selling prints, framed artwork, t-shirts, books and much much more.

Come and say hi to Ken Turner all weekend at CTN-X10.

You can see Ken’s work at these links:

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