Stop the Stigma

Stop the Stigma – Summer Smith 5k Run from Michael W. Turner on Vimeo.

This video tells the story of Summer Smith and her battle with drug addiction. Unfortunately she wound up passing away from a drug overdose, but her mother Kristen Hoin started a 5k run in her memory to raise awareness for the disease of addiction and to reduce the stigma surrounding it.

Interviewer: Susie Griswold
Interviewee: Kristen Hoin
Cinematographer and Editor: Michael W. Turner

Undesired Effects

A short film that centers on a man suffering from paranoia who takes medication to help with his ailment. He winds up suffering from terrible hallucinations that take him to a very dark place. It’s fast paced and creepy. You’re going to love it!

Lock 7

Lock 7 is a short film based off my short story, “What Goes Down Must Come Up,” which is available for download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and any other major retailer for free. The story centers on a teacher with low self-esteem who feels like no one respects him including his family and students, so he decides to commit suicide by jumping off of a bridge. However, when he reaches the top of the bridge there is another man looking to do the same thing. This is my very first film, but will certainly be the first of many.

I hope everyone enjoys the film. I had the help of many talented actors, musicians, and a few… and I mean few crew members.