Welcome to Turnip Films

Iím filmmaker Jim McQuaid. Turnip Films is the umbrella for all of my filmmaking work. Most of the pages under "Turnip Films" above have a new submenu option: Watch The Film. Please enjoy my films and let me know what you think. Get on my mailing list and receive updates four times a year (or so).

 Finally Finished! - Last Words: Mary

This film was started in March of 2020, halted, most of the rest was shot in late 2020 and then I spent all of 2021 trying to find the energy and emotional strength to finish the film (and shoot some boilerplate pieces that were still needed). In this extended "interim" I found a new ending for the film, which made it better.

The film is now FINISHED! And heading to film festivals.

These are the three actors who portray the family in conflict.

Geraud Staton

Connie McCoy

Benaiah Adesoji


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† Commercial Work?

I also do a variety of commercial projects ranging from reality shows to simple interviews. That work is described on the Turnip Video web site, turnipvideo.com.