The Film

Clarke Peters and Larry Gilliard, Jr from the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” star as the two lead characters. “Turnipseed” chronicles a 24 hour day in the life of high risk offender, John Turnipseed, as he leaves solitary confinement for a rarely sanctioned day pass from a maximum security prison. Haunting, violent flashbacks give clues to his [...]

The Man

John Turnipseed, a former gang leader, pimp and drug dealer, is the Director of The Fathering Center at Urban Ventures, a 19 year old non-profit set in the heart of the same Minneapolis gang territory that John and his family terrorized. His story provides a compelling personal account of overcoming the deadly acts of a violent, absent father and the downward [...]

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John’s story is one of transformation and redemption, and the world is in need of many more like it. Help support John and the Five Stone mission by purchasing the film. There are a few ways you can get involved!   Contribute Be apart of the ongoing Turnipseed saga. Help ensure the continual breakdown of [...]

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