Tony is an Actor, Writer, Director and Producer who started his career in the early 1990s. Starting off as an Actor in several television and movie productions such as “For your Love, Ghetto Rhapsody, For da Love of Money, A French Kiss, The Man in Dark Glasses and Coyote Ugly” to name a few. Tony has also worked with professionals such as Johnny Depp in Blow and Gary Sinise in Mission to Mars.
Tony is a true story teller, whose inspiration came from the old Television Classics such as Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone. You will not find anyone with such as imagination for Science Fiction and Horror Film who can put it into Story and that was when he began writing. Tony has written several scripts of various genres for television and film of which a few he has directed himself to come to life and in the hopes to share his love with people who appreciate the true art of storytelling in today’s media environment. One of the works he’s written and directed, include Mirror Man which was filmed in the early 2000s and re-created in July 2014 for today’s generation and renamed The Salience Project for his new TV series “State of the Unknown” which is completing post-production.
Tony took a five year hiatus to finish his Degree in Marketing and Communications. This accomplishment has given him a greater appreciation of the business aspect of media production today and started his own company, A Twister Productions. His love of storytelling never waivered and continued to write whenever the opportunity of a story idea came to mind. With the age of media going into warp speed, Tony has embraced this digital age and equipped himself with the latest in simple 4K equipment to help him re-enter into the director’s chair and to finally share all he has written over the years to come to life. His current project is with his colleague, Desiree “Nikki” Dizard, as her Director for the reality show pilot “Confessions of a Monster Diva” of which he shares producing rights.
Tony’s experience in the film industry for over 20 years has taken his imagination to visualize a writer’s perception of their work and eye for strict detail, whether as an Actor, Director and Producer to greater heights and is what makes him one of the last true visual artists of his time.
Name: Tony Tanelli Oliver
Lives in: Burbank, California
Company: A Twister Productions
Occupation: Actor, Director, Filmmaker and Producer