A native New Yorker, Joe Turner Lin grew up in Lower Manhattan and attended nearby Stuyvesant High School. After graduating with honors from Columbia University as an screenwriting concentrate, he proceeded to work on over fifty feature length and short films, various television, commercial and music-video productions including: Joe’s Apartment, Jeffrey, Dogs, HBO: Real Sex, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and National geographic Explorer. After producing a number of independent features, he returned to Columbia for the M.F.A. Film Program, where he received the Arthur Krim Award, the HBO Young Producer’s Development Award and Columbia’ university’s Best Producer for the Student Academy Award-winning short, Jesus Henry Christ. He has written several feature-length screenplays, one of which was a Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist. In addition, he has also directed short films, spec commercials and industrials. His short thesis film, Seibutsu (Still: Life), was a national-finalist for the Student Academy Awards in 2004, and recently won the Grand Prize at both the San Diego Asian International Film Festival and Chinese-American Festival of Film and Culture in Beijing. Currently, Joe is a partner in Kulture Machine LLC and continues to pursue projects that intrigue and fulfill him creatively.
Tribeca All Access® | 2007