TURNING had huge festival success across the globe and was nominated at the BAFTAS for Best Short Film.


On his sixth birthday Robert receives three beautiful old birds in his mother’s sitting room. A memory of an afternoon visualized through his eyes, with free spirited imagination - soaring and naïve yet wonderfully dark. A gift scuttles across the floor... blue icing is nibbled, tea is sipped, lacey slips shifted, and between knobbly knees strange visions appear. The ladies weave an extraordinary tale of an emperor with no skin which grows like a vine and while the boy himself, older and wiser for his age, adds his own ending... 


Edinburgh International Film Festival 
LA Shorts Fest 
Best European Short Film Festival 
Encounters International Short Film Festival 
Interfilm Berlin 
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival


Director: Karni+Saul
Producer: Kat Armour-Brown, Alison Sterling
Executive/Co-Producers: Luke Jacobs, Emily Kyriakides, 

Daniel Bergmann, Robert Herman

Director of Photography: Ben Moulden
Production Designer: Benjamin J Ansell
Editor: Kate Owen
Screenwriter: Karni+Saul (based on a story by Lynda Sexson)
Sound: Steve Single

Production Company: Rokkit/Stink

Principal Cast: Maureen Wild, Carol Kirkland,
Audrey Holt, Patrick Gibbs, Natasha Alderslade


dir: Karni+Saul
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