A highly gifted filmmaker and photographer, Rhett Turner is president of Red Sky Productions, a state of the art international film production company focusing on documentary films for global television audiences and private corporations.
He is well versed in every aspect of film production, and has served as a camera operator, photographer, producer and editor on several projects.
Rhett launched Red Sky Productions in 1999 with the release of Pollinators in Peril, a well-received environmental documentary hosted by Peter Fonda. He has continued collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation on similar projects, including El Lobo: The Song of the Wolf. Rhett has recently enjoyed success as producer and director of photography of Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision, a documentary focusing on the 20-year old struggle between Alabama, Florida and Georgia over this significant water source. The film premiered in October, 2010 on Georgia Public Broadcasting and went on to receive four regional Emmy Award nominations.
A graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Rhett’s work has taken him to places such as Antarctica, Rwanda, North and South Korea, Galapagos, Greenland and Italy. He was in Amman, Jordan during the Gulf War, as well as on the ground in Russia during the fall of the USSR.
Rhett’s outlook on conservation was highly influenced by his father, media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner; he grew up with strict tenets of environmental stewardship, and has pursued these themes through his career.
Rhett graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina with a degree in Business Administration. He has worked as an account executive for CNN in the Tokyo office.