Jess Turner, a native of Seguin, Texas graduated from Ball High School and enlisted in the
United States Army. He served his country for a total of four years and received his honorable
discharge at Fort Ord, California.
Jess Turner made his residency and home in San Francisco, California shortly after marrying
his spouse of 43 years, Nancy.
Jess Turner was not always in film, but was always constructing something with his hands.
Developing and opening his own construction company, Jess Turner Construction Company,
he employed several residents of California and assisted with the high rise development
project in San Francisco. Eighteen years later, Mr. Turner retired his hammer and began
playing golf. After obtaining his professional golf license, Mr. Turner founded one of
California's most prestige golf clubs; Elite Golf Club, and traveled around the country with the
members to such places like Hawaii. The Elite Golf Club was known as the 'traveling golf club'.
Mr. Turner later turned his attention to the youth of his community. Providing youth with free
lessons, he soon opened what is now known as 'Elite Youth Association'. Mr. Turner gave
over 500 children free lessons, provided them with free golf clubs, shoes and golf apparel, he
gave the youth a new meaning on life. His slogan; 'We may never have a drug free city,
but we can work on having drug free kids'.
For those children who wanted some other avenue to express themselves, Mr. Turner
conducted and promoted the 'Elite Fashion and Modeling Shows' which proved to be another
successful return for youth. Mr. Turner also co-hosted 'Candy Cane Lane' where children
would tune in to hear a fairy Tale, learn reading and math with Chalk and Eraser, and tickle
themselves blue with the goofy candy cane lane fairy!
Jess Turner, in 1988, started a local talk show titled 'Jess Turner Talk Show' which is
currently aired on cable channel 20 on Tuesdays and Fridays. Topics discussed range from
violence to education. His slogan, 'Don't Ponder it in your Heart, Let's Talk About it on
the next Jess Turner Talk Show!'
Also, in 1988, Mr. Turner wrote his first movie script titled 'Too Young To Die'. However,
during the month of October, Mr. Turner wrote and directed a horror feature for local television
'Zombies Invade Pittsburg' which was just a Halloween special, but later due to the
overwhelming response, became his first fully directed film. After releasing his first feature film,
video stores were contacting Mr. Turner's studio to display the film in their stores.
Shortly after releasing 'Zombies Invade Pittsburg', Mr. Turner began writing his next feature
film, 'Nightmare on Beacon Street'. Production began and once the call was made for
casting, residents all over were standing in line to audition for a role.
Mr. Turner has also to his film credits; 'Marriage Made in Hell, and his newly released;
'Harvey's Place'. He is currently in production writing the screen film, 'Kids from the Hood'
and will soon start casting for characters.
Honorable Awards have been given to Mr. Turner for his support of youth in his communities.
He has had numerous mentions from Mayors, Governors and Law Enforcement officials.
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