Gary Turk is an award-winning filmmaker and spoken word artist who was launched to fame following the global success of ‘Look Up’. The video which has attracted over 500 million views worldwide, is a five minute spoken word performance mixed with a filmed narrative which looks at how overuse of smartphones and social media can disengage us from real relationships, human interactions and living in the real world.
The film has gone on to inspire masses across the globe and encourage people to ‘Look Up’. The short film has gained worldwide coverage including BBC News, Fox News and TIME. It was even parodied in the season finale of South Park on Comedy Central.
Gary has appeared on BBC Breakfast, The One Show, Good Morning Britain, Sunrise (Australia), and The Today Show (USA), among many others.
‘Look Up’ is currently the most viewed Spoken Word film on YouTube, and went on to win Best Viral Film at Cannes Media & TV Awards.
It was nominated in the 2016 Webby Awards for Best Viral Film, and went on to win two Gold Lovie Awards for Best Viral Film and Best Individual Performance.
Gary currently has over 60 million views and 116,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel.
Gary continues to make videos for YouTube, as well as performing live around the world.
Gary can also be found giving talks, workshops & performances at schools, universities, and corporate events.
‘Powerful Stuff… Turk’s prose contains lines to live by’ – Fox News
‘Taking the Internet by storm’ – TIME
‘Excellent, brilliant, factual and emotional’ – The Independent
‘A global sensation’ – BBC
‘A phenomenon’ – NBC’s Today Show
‘A beautiful film, and an important message’ – Nev Schulman (MTV’s Catfish)
‘Magnificent’ – Derren Brown