Oakjo represents the work of filmmaker Joe Petrilla


I've been in love with movies for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I wanted to be Indiana Jones until I realized Indiana Jones was an actor, then I wanted to be an actor. I followed acting to Chicago and then to New York where my little-kid love for playmaking slowly turned into a big-kid love for filmmaking. Now I write, direct, & edit moving pictures, aka digital videos, aka films. I tell stories, to be specific, some are my own and some belong to others. It's become a bit of a spiritual practice, a focused meditation. A good story has a certain level of meaning automatically; a great story has deeper meaning, multiple levels. Thats what I’m all about. I’ve learned that you also need to add that little extra pinch of bad-ass, renegade archaeologist to get it right.