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35 mm short film Starring David Costabile and Denis O'Hare about a broken family and a devastating act of betrayal.
35 mm short film Starring David Costabile and Denis O'Hare about a broken family and a devastating act of betrayal.
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The Turner Exhibit is the story of two sides of the Turner family, one successful and the other struggling.  The eventual tension created by this social inequity leads to jealousy, revenge, betrayal, deception and emotional desolation.

Alex and Anthony Turner are brothers.  Alex lives with his wife Lisa and their severely disabled daughter Alice, in a modest home.  Alex has a blue collar job.  Lisa stays home to take care of Alice (now in her twenties).

Anthony lives with his wife Jean in a beautiful suburban home.  Their son William is off at college.  Tony has a successful management career and Jean owns a small boutique which is more of a hobby rather than a business.

The tension between family bonds and social identity manifests itself over the course of several holidays.  The resulting antagonism produces several acts of hostility with tragic consequences.

Visually, a voyeuristic approach will be used contrasting dimly lit rooms with manicured suburban landscapes; traditional family portraits with irregular uncomfortably candid family moments; public displays of support with private displays of misgivings.

Tone is a very important component of The Turner Exhibit.  The movie begins anxiously, but with a veneer of normality.  As the story progresses, an ominous tone will begin to set in.  The sense of dread will continue to escalate until the unavoidable calamitous finale.

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    You'll get a high-definition digital download of "The Turner Exhibit" when the film is completed in mid to late 2012. And our sincere thanks! Plus, we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film.

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    You'll get a copy of the DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" in late 2012. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    You'll get a DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the digital download of the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    20 min Skype session with Director Mathew Bainbridge. Whatever you want – Film Q&A, Director commentary, Behind the scenes secrets…it’s fair game! Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    2 tickets to the crew screening in Baltimore (transportation not provided). Come hang out with the crew. Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    This film uses numerous still photographs on screen as part of the story. You can have a signed 8 x 10 color print of any of the photographs used in the movie. Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    You'll get two VIP tickets to the World Premiere of the film (your travel and accommodations not included). Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    Live 1/2 hour Skype behind the scenes during shooting. Watch the film as it is being shot in August of 2011. Anything could happen. Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    Be an Extra in The Turner Exhibit (August 8th or August 11th) (transportation not provided). Come spend the day working on the set and get pix taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience. A great gift! Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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    Be an Extra in The Turner Exhibit (August 8th or August 11th) (airfare, one day hotel included, and a driver for one day). Come spend the day working on the set and get pix taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience. A great gift! Special thank you on screen credit. Limited edition "The Turner Exhibit" poster (11 x 17) designed by Emily Goldfarb signed by the cast and director. A DVD edition of "The Turner Exhibit" signed by the cast and director in late 2012. Also, the brand new EP by Malloc "The Turner Exhibit" composer Mattew Thies' music project, featured in our kickerstarter video. Plus, the high-definition digital download, our sincere thanks, and we will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)

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