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Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews director Antonio "Tyger" Olivas!

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Antonio “Tyger” Olivas, born and raised in Boyle Heights, an Army Veteran, has been a Film Festival Programmer (Fear Fiesta, Reel Rasquache), and Screenwriting Teacher (Beginning and Genre Screenwriting) for Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights.  He studied at UCLA (Theater Arts) and LACC (Cinema).  

An award winning filmmaker, Best Short Film Awards at the Black & Brown Film Festival for “Little Red Riding in the Hood”, and Hollywood Horror Film Festival for “Shockumentary”; other Short Films he has directed include “The Last Laugh” (a Project Greenlight submission), “The Late Shift”, and most recently ”The Case of Doreen Hackett” (for the ‘Annabelle: Creation’ contest).

His produced Screenplays include “Miner’s Massacre”, “Brothers in Arms”, “Fright Club”, “ReVamped”, “Corporate Cutthroat Massacre”, “Super Shark”.  

His coming of age drama, “Forrest from the Trees” was a Finalist at the New York International Film Festival Screenplay competiton, and his comedic-fantasy script, “Maureen’s Daydreams” was a Finalist at the Shriekfest Film Festival.   

A two-time participant in the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Television Writer’s program, as well as a two-time Scriptapalooza Finalist/ Semi-Finalist.  Recently he completed the Writer’s Guild Foundation Veteran’s Television Writing Program. 

Contact: cinetiger@sbcglobal.net       website: www.tygertorrez.com


Twitter: @MrTyGrr