joe turner lin

Director/Producer, Outside the Frame

Joe Turner Lin has over two decades of experience in the film & media industry, during which he has worked on hundreds of feature-length and short films, television, commercial and music video productions ranging from National Geographic to Universal Motown Records to Lionsgate Entertainment.

As a principal and founder of Outside The Frame, Joe has directed films for clients such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Neiman Marcus, Fossil, and the Food Network. His most recent commercial, a promotional spot for The Princeton Review, is airing nationally.

Joe’s narrative work includes the Student Academy Award- winning short, Jesus Henry Christ, for which he received the Arthur Krim Award, HBO’s Development Award, and Best Producer awards. His directing debut, Seibutsu (Still: Life), was nominated for a Student Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at both the San Diego Asian International Film Festival and Chinese-American Festival of Film. His most recent short narrative project, Promised Land, was developed and produced with a grant from PBS/ITVS for season 4 of the online series FutureStates, and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Joe holds a B.A. in Film Studies and a M.F.A in Directing from Columbia University, and is based in New York City with his wife and son.