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. So then I wanted to be an actor. I followed acting to Chicago and then 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. I believe that any good story has a certain level of meaning automatically. A great story has deeper meaning, functioning on multiple levels. I’ve learned that you also need to add that little extra pinch of bad-ass, renegade archaeologist to get it right.