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SMS filmmaker shares talents with FAN


Last updated 4/20/2021 at Noon

Family Access Network (FAN) received an unexpected helping hand from 14-year-old filmmaker Jack Turpen to create compelling content for their virtual luncheon. Turpen, a student at Sisters Middle School, offered to use his video-production expertise after working on a shirt design for Sisters Middle School (the proceeds of which benefitted FAN). When Turpen reached out to Sisters FAN Advocate Theresa Slavkovsky to donate his services, the organization quickly took him up on his offer.

With minimal direction, Turpen used his skills to produce a compelling and inspiring video sharing the impact of FAN on a local family. Turpen was first introduced to film four years ago and fell in love with the art. He owns and operates his own production company, Turp Studio. His work can be seen on his website,, and includes samples of his videography, photography, and graphic-design work.

“FAN is such a cool organization with such an inspiring mission. I’m so thankful that I was given the opportunity to be part of it,” Turpen said.

FAN features Turpen’s work on the virtual FAN Annual Luncheon website, Monday, April 12.

For more information on FAN, visit or call 541-693-5675.


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