Well, call it a dynasty. The movie savants at Turnstyle have now won Best Filmmaker honors for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); and with Cleveland as an emergent filmmaking hot spot — including the creation of a new film school at CSU in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Film Commission — the competition has only become more fierce. Founded in 2010, Turnstyle has made a name for itself in music videos, in commercial projects (with clients like New Holland Brewery and Fat Wreck Chords) and in short films. Scene loves Turnstyle too. Recently, they produced the documentary short Draw Hard about comix artist John G., who coordinates Scene's Comics Issue every year. Turnstyle knows how to pick 'em, and evidently so do BOC voters.
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