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The Turner Brothers

Agency The Turner Brothers

Client YG21



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The Turner Brothers


Hometown: Champaign, IL
Current City: Columbus, OH

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Filmmaking brothers Julien and Justen Turner are full-blown creatives. At the tender young ages of 21 (Justen) and 25 (Julien), they write, direct, sound-design, and edit all of their films.

In November 2017, when they were just 15 and 19 years old, two simultaneous events thrust them into the national spotlight; a Justen-directed biology rap video, “XY Cell Llif3,” went viral, and Sesame Street tapped the pair to produce a short film for its 2018 season, earning them the recognition of being the youngest filmmakers ever to be commissioned for the iconic TV show.

The Turner Brothers have already made a name for themselves as contemporary storytellers through collaborations with top brands such as Beats by Dre, Air Jordan, Adidas and Nike. These projects have earned them recognition in various publications, including the New York Times, Complex, The Root, and Hypebeast.

Forbes has recently selected them for the prestigious 30 under 30 Hollywood and Entertainment list (2023), and they have also won two Webbys back-to-back for the same campaign. Their comedic Nike x Social Status short, “Free Lunch,” won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Video Campaign in 2022, and the remaining two episodes won Best Video Campaign in the Advertising Category the following year.

The Turner Brothers are signed with Invisible Collective for commercial representation.

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