About
Gary Turk is an award-winning poet, storyteller and filmmaker.

Gary became an Internet sensation following the global success of ‘Look Up’. The video which has attracted over 600 million views worldwide, is a five minute spoken word poetry performance mixed with a filmed narrative which looks at how the overuse of smartphones and social media can disengage us from real experiences, human interactions and living in the real world.

Gary’s work has gone on to inspire masses across the globe gaining worldwide coverage including BBC News, Fox News, TIME and more. Gary himself has appeared on BBC Breakfast, The One Show, Good Morning Britain, Sunrise (Australia), and The Today Show (USA), among many others.

‘Look Up’ is the Most Viewed Spoken Word Video on the Internet, and went on to win Best Viral Film at Cannes Media & TV Awards. It was nominated in the Webby Awards (The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences), and went on to win two awards for Best Viral Film and Best Individual Performance. Gary was awarded ‘Global Thought Shaper of the Year’ by the United Nations WTO for his work encouraging people to better appreciate the world around them.

Gary currently has over 63 million views and 120,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, plus an additional 32,000 followers and 5 million views on his social media platforms.
Gary continues to write and make films for his YouTube following, as well as making original content for established brands and organisations.

In 2019, Gary was invited to give a TEDx Talk where he spoke (alongside his live band) about his experience growing up in a retirement home, and what it taught him about appreciating life, accepting death, and learning from an older and often wiser generation.
Watch Gary’s TED Talk here here.

Gary has performed live to over 100,000 people on 5 continents, and can regularly be found giving talks, workshops & performances at schools, universities, and corporate events all around the world.

If you would like to book Gary for an event, or have any business enquiries, please email gary@garyturk.com.
 

‘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 World News

A phenomenon’ – NBC’s Today Show 

‘Magnificent’ – Derren Brown

‘A profound, emotional masterpiece’ – TEDx

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