Throughout his high school years, 22-yr. old Julien Turner was best known as a scholar-athlete, having maintained over a 4.0 gpa while playing and serving as the captain of both his varsity football and track teams.
With respect to art, Julien spent most of his efforts early on assisting, supporting, promoting, and writing for his younger brother Justen and his film company Dreadhead Films. However, Julien soon discovered that he too had a hidden passion for storytelling, particularly in the areas of screenwriting and directing. In 2016, he decided to join forces with his brother Justen, with aims to take Dreadhead Films to the next level.
In November 2017, Julien was thrust into the national spotlight when he decided to do an extra credit biology rap video that went viral. The national exposure landed him on Good Morning America, TMZ, MTV, among other national platforms. He and brother Justen were also recognized that month as the youngest filmmakers to be commissioned to do a short film for Sesame Street for its 2018-2019 season. As a result, they were also featured on CNN and The NY Times. For more, visit www.dreadheadfilms.com/news-media.
Besides sports and filmmaking, Julien also enjoys a majority of all other artistic storytelling mediums. He grew up playing piano, violin, and bass growing up. He paints, he raps, he acts, he creates, he performs. As a result of his athletic and academic performance in high school, Julien received multiple football and full-ride academic offers from colleges across the country as a senior in high school. Julien ultimately decided to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta where he is currently a senior.
At Morehouse College, Julien played football and participates in the honors program at Morehouse. He is studying Business Marketing. He prides himself in his ability to be multifaceted. Julien finishes his career at Morehouse College as a 3x Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All Academic, All-Conference Linebacker, and 2019 Morehouse College Football Captain while on 4-year full Morehouse academic ride. He is a member of the Morehouse College Honors Program, National Society of Leadership & Success, Beta Gamma Sigma society, and member of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
At his very core, Julien is a storyteller. Whether in business, film, art, music, education, or performance, he hopes to bring light to the world through his stories and through the stories of others.