Welcome to Turnip Films

Operating since 1999 as "Turnip Films," this is the web site for Jim McQuaid's personal film work. I've made about twenty short films for myself and worked on or shot another twenty or so for other filmmakers. Virtually all of my personal work is narrative fiction. "Film work" includes many different efforts as a screenwriter as well.

Turnip's core work is concerned with the basics of human connection and its loss in some form.

The June Newsletter

You can find my June newsletter here. Please get on the mailing list if you can - you'll only get about three or four of these in a year! This one has a survey about some scripts I've been working on.

  Commercial Work?

We also do a variety of commercial projects ranging from reality shows to simple interviews. You may want to look at our other web site, turnipvideo.com. The photo is from a recent pilot I shot for Adrian Wright. I'm the guy gesturing!

"We" in this case means myself and any of a loose team of folks I have collaborated with on many different projects.


I am always interested in meeting other filmmakers and writers and helping out with others' film work as time permits. Get in touch and let's do lunch!

If you love local indie films, please sign up for the Turnip Newsletter (click the yellow box!).

And check out the blog for occasional thought-provoking reflections on indie film and life.