TJ TREECE, Co-Festival Director
An avid film lover with the largest dvd collection west of the Mississippi, TJ grew up in Waynoka, Oklahoma daydreaming of living life inside the countless movies he watched as child.
TJ now helps bring movies to life, serving as executive producer on the indie feature films The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man and Wild Blue. TJ wrote & directed his first film, Dead Weight, which premiered at the 2015 Twisted Horror Picture Show. He currently resides in Woodward, Oklahoma where he enjoy's spending time with his beautiful wife chelsy, and introducing the movies he fell in love with as a kid to his own children.
TJ's favorite movies include Silence of the Lambs, Legends of the Fall, Tron (the original), Napoleon Dynamite, Hoosiers, The Natural, Cocktail, A River Runs Through It, Full Metal Jacket and The Big Lebowski.
JOSH HOPE, Co-Festival Director
Josh, a native of Waynoka, Oklahoma got his start working on several popular network television shows (American Idol, The Biggest Loser, The Jerry Springer Show), and has worked various positions on a variety of independent film and television projects
In 2005, Josh established his own production company, Olive Entertainment, and has written, directed and produced a number of award winning films including The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man has now won over 50 awards on the film festival circuit, and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Playstation and other streaming platforms. His latest feature film Alex/October will be released in 2021. Josh serves as Programming Director for the Windy City Film Fest in Chicago & Washington State's Gig Harbor Film Festival.
Josh's favorite films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Junebug, Rocky, The Squid and the Whale, Fargo, The Shining, Half Nelson, Sideways, Rudy, Big & Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
Twister Alley International is a unique film festival run by filmmakers...for filmmakers. After screening at hundreds of film festivals, seeing the good and the bad, Twister Alley Festival Directors Josh Hope & TJ Treece are proud to bring their favorite indie films from across the globe back home to NW Oklahoma & the beautiful Woodward Arts Theater by designing a film festival that provides the perfect setting for both filmmakers and movie fans alike. Twister Alley sets itself apart from the mass of tired film festivals by putting the filmmaker first. Twister Alley is ranked on FilmFreeway's Top 100 Best Reviewed list and was named to MovieMaker Magazine's 2017 Top 50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee.
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