Filmmakers: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Runtime: 119 min
Synopsis: Get to know the woman behind the name.TINA is a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, charting her improbable rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her even more improbable resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. In addition to a stunning amount of archival footage spanning 60 years, the documentary includes interviews with Angela Bassett; Oprah Winfrey; journalist Kurt Loder who co-authored “I, Tina,” which inspired the feature film; playwright Katori Hall, who scribed “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”; and husband and former record executive Erwin Bach, among many others.
About the Filmmakers
Dan Lindsay is an Oscar and Emmy-Award winning director and producer of non-fiction films. Along with his directing partner TJ Martin, Lindsay’s films include the 2012 Oscar winning documentary Undefeated, the 2017 Emmy-Award winning LA 2 and the 2021 feature-documentary TINA, which was nominated for multiple Emmy’s, including best director. Lindsay also served as an Executive Producer on the 2019 HBO documentary Storm Over Brooklyn and the 2021 National Geographic limited-series 9-11: One Day in America, which received a 2022 BAFTA nomination for best factual series. Lindsay is originally from Rockford, IL and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
TJ Martin is an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director and editor. His works include the feature films UNDEFEATED, LA92 and TINA. In 2012 Martin was listed on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list alongside alongside President Barack Obama, Professor Cornell West and Lebron James. That same year he received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Directing” from the Seattle International Film Festival. In 2017, Martin and Dan Lindsay won the Emmy for “Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking” for their feature film LA92. In 2019, Martin and Lindsay’s New York Times campaign “The Truth is worth it” won a Cleo and two Grand Prix awards for Best Film and Film Craft at Cannes Lions. That same year they were featured on Adweek’s Creative 100. Their most recent film, TINA, about the legendary Tina Turner was nominated for three Emmy Awards.