Harlan D. Whatley is the Festival Director and President of the West Texas Film Festival. He holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York and has directed and produced several award-winning documentaries. He enjoys French New Wave cinema and Spaghetti Westerns and has traveled to over 20 foreign countries. Harlan is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Odessa College.
Amanda Fite is a Director and Secretary of the West Texas Film Festival. She has co-produced award-winning documentary and narrative short films with her husband, James Fite. Amanda has a deep passion for vintage kitchen items and sewing and manages an Etsy shop called the Rusty Llama.
Jeremy Sanchez is a Director and Treasurer of the West Texas Film Festival. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communications Studies from Texas Tech University and manages the regional UIL competition. Jeremy is a Communication Instructor and Course Completion Coordinator at Odessa College and enjoys comic book adaptation films, MMA, wrestling and world travel.