Published February 12, 2024

Producer & Director Veljko “Vex” Dronjak chats to us about his recent holiday movie – now streaming and in theatres nationwide – plus his upcoming slate and what’s next!

Originally from Serbia, twenty-five year old Vex Dronjak has quickly made a name for himself in Hollywood, serving as Producer on the newly released holiday film “Holiday Twist” starring Kelly Stables, Sean Astin, Neal McDonough and Montana Tucker.


On being a part of Holiday Twist, he said “It was incredible. Throughout my journey, working closely alongside the film’s production, I felt an enormous amount of satisfaction. Being able to be a part of such a thought provoking and inspiring feature film like Holiday Twist has been an amazing and educational experience, which gave me further proficiency in my field of work and helped me gain more insight about the film industry as a whole.”

Vex was fortunate enough to be involved with the film from its early days and worked closely alongside Director Stephanie Garvin. Sharing more on his experience, Vex had to say “My involvement with the Holiday Twist production started off in a very spontaneous environment. The main producer and director Stephanie was hosting a Burbank Film Festival networking party at her private residence to which I got invited to. Once I got there I was fortunate enough to get to know the main organizers behind the event, and soon after meet Stephanie herself. I remember our first encounter being very pleasant and inspiring! Just by listening to her talk about her new film in development Holiday Twist, made me so inspired and so much more wanting to be a part of this Christmas story. My previous experience as a producer and knowing the business side of film came very much in handy as it made me successful in pitching and getting a couple of my finance contacts on board the film. Additionally, alongside my partner we brought additional crew to help out the production as well as veteran producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone, Mystic Pizza, Teen Wolf). 

Holiday Twist officially premiered November 27th at the TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood, to an attendance of over 100 people and has been streaming in AMC theatres. Holiday Twist landed on Amazon Prime Dec 25th for a Christmas streaming release.


Riding the wave of success and positive reviews Holiday Twist is receiving, we had to know what’s coming up next for this producer/director and what he’s currently working on.

Vex shares with us, “Currently I’m working on quite of few fun projects. I’m writing a sci-fi/action episodic, set in a modern world but with a dark dystopian undertone to it. Developing a couple feature projects all with different and diverse topics, themes and genres. One of them being the life story of one of the world’s most impactful scientists to date Nikola Tesla, the other being a day-to-day life of a US veteran dealing with PTSD, a fantasy genre film where the forces of good and evil battle in order to determine the fate of humanity, and more.”

Boasting an impressive and outstanding slate of productions ahead, on his plans and future creative endeavors he added, “Speaking as of now, generally my main focus is on growing my brand, my company and other companies/productions it’s affiliated with. Always taking on new, exciting projects and always trying to figure out the most effective and efficient way to create them and bring them to audiences.”


On finding success at such a young age, he said “It might seem like a big step for someone as young as me, with an international background and fresh out of graduating film school, but believe me when I say that this is just the beginning. I have a lot more to bring to the film and screen industry and with my vast hands-on experience, invaluable industry connections and knowledge, I can’t wait to do so!”

You can find Vex on the following platforms

IMDB: Veljko Dronjak

LINKEDIN: Veljko Dronjak


FACEBOOK: Veljko Vex Dronjak

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