Fresh off his NAACP Image Award nomination for the Showtime documentary Shut Up and Dribble, film and television producer Datari Turner will debut his latest works — the films Same Difference and If Not Now, When? — at the American Black Film Festival this month. Produced under his Datari Turner Productions enterprise, both films were selected in the festival’s Narrative Features category.
Same Difference , a mystery drama directed and written by Derege Harding , boasts a stellar cast including Essence Atkins, Terrence Jenkins, Edwina Findley and Demetrius Shipp Jr. , among others. The story highlights the complexities of struggling with mental health. It will screen during ABFF on Friday, June 14 at 4:42pm atRegal Cinemas 18 Theater in Miami Beach.
Turner also co-produced the film If Not Now, When? , directed by Meagan Good and Tamara Bass . This heartfelt story about love, forgiveness, sisterhood and second chances will screen on Thursday, June 13 at 11:15am at Regal Cinemas 18 Theater .
Additionally, Turner will expand his footprint at ABFF by hosting a master class on “Producing Film and Television” on Sunday, June 16 from 9:00-10:30am at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The session offers current and aspiring industry professionals insight into packaging a project from A to Z and the opportunity to learn from one of Hollywood’s leading creators and visionaries.
For more information, visit abff.com.