Spotlight On: Lisle Turner

Writer and Digital Director, Lisle Turner is delivering the first two masterclasses in our brand new FORGE programme. We thought we’d introduce him to you here and share his impressive list of credits!

“I like to teach classes about writing to demystify the process. It’s not magic. We all have a story-teller instincts inside our heads and it’s simply a case of finding the form that works best for each individual. It should be fun too!”

Lisle Turner has been writing since he was seven years old. His films have played in cinemas around the world and his debut feature Here And Now, shot entirely on location in and around Herefordshire, was Mark Kermode’s film of the week.

He won a British Animation Award for his film Measles starring Brian Cox. His TV work has been broadcast by the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ABC and CNN and he was nominated for a BAFTA and the Rose D’Or for The Secret Policeman’s Ball for Channel 4.

Lisle’s writing has been performed on stage in venues as diverse as The Royal Albert Hall and the The Hollywood Bowl to the Barbican Pit and the ICA. His play The Idiot Colony won a Fringe First and a Total Theatre Award and recent digital theatre project MicroPlays (made in Hereford) was watched by 600,000 people online.

His work has featured on BBC Radio 4, LBC, Capital Radio and on podcasts downloaded by tens of millions.

He recently directed the filming of 3 plays for Feral Productions: The Tale of Butchers Alley, The Tale of Meadow House and The Tale of White Cottage which were released in October 2020.

Lisle is the creative director at film company Open Sky Productions and writer-in-residence at Open Sky Theatre. He lives in rural Herefordshire in a leafy valley with his wife, his daughter and his crazy dog.

Lisle will be delivering the first two masterclasses in our new FORGE programme.