“So Much Left To Do” – A Short Film by David Turner

In the spring of 2010, Editor Doug Dean approached friend and filmmaker David Turner with the idea of collaborating on a short film adaptation of one of his fiction stories. David chose a story of Doug’s called “So Much Left To Do” to adapt, produce and direct. Mike Dean joined the project to help produce and act as assistant director. The team began work producing and filming the project that summer. While this began as a Portland/NY collaboration, all of the pre-production and filming work took place while Doug was temporarily living in the NYC area. David and Mike’s mainly NYC-based film community provided a lot of support and hard work to make the production happen. During the post-production and editing process, David added yet another Portland to the collaboration by moving to Maine to attend the SALT documentary writing program. While in Maine, David enlisted local musicians Jeremy and Jerusha Robison (“South China Music”) to score the film, while he continued post-production by commuting to New York to work with editor Joe Maziarski. When “So Much Left To Do” was finished, it premièred at the 2012 Long Island International Film Expo and was accepted into the 2012 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival where it received the “Best Super Short” honor.