May 12th, 2023

Up-and-coming directors The Turner Brothers, newly signed with Invisible Collective, won the Gold shots The Americas award for New Director of the Year 2023.

“We’re truly blessed and grateful to be awarded such an honor. This past year has been a whirlwind and this award is truly a testament to the hard work we’ve put into honing our craft as storytellers,” the Turner Brothers said. “We’re excited for the new heights Invisible is pushing us to and can’t wait to see what the next year brings.” 

An excerpt of their widely popular Nike / A Ma Maniere spot “Recess” was screened at the awards ceremony showcase, which took place at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 4th. The duo had just won a Webby for the Nike Air / Social Status series (Best Video Campaign – Advertising) last month. 

Executive Producer Stephen “Dr.” Love, one of Invisible’s co-founders, expressed his excitement for the Turner Brothers and their myriad accomplishments. “I think [the award is] super well deserved. The brothers bootstrapped their directing career prior to signing with Invisible and did quite well. It’s inspiring to see their dedication rewarded, and we are thrilled to be a part of their elevation to the next level.”

Stephen founded the still-active Morehouse Filmmakers Association, a precursor to the now thriving Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media Studies (CTEMS) major at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He keeps an eye on its emerging talent, which is how he was first introduced to business major Julien Turner. Soon after, Stephen discovered the remarkable film and campaign work Julien created with his brother, Justen Turner.

The brothers are part of the 2023 AMPED Creative Cohort, a groundbreaking collaboration between Adobe and six HBCU students and graduates. They have also garnered several other accolades this year, including an Ebertfest Golden Thumb Award for their short film Club Alli, and being named in the highly selective Forbes 30 Under 30: Hollywood and Entertainment list.