Synopsis

Get ready to experience the amazing beauty and violent fury of Tornado Alley in this groundbreaking documentary. Filmmaker Ken Cole puts you in the passenger seat with Joel Taylor and Reed Timmer, two young stormchasers living their dream in Storm Season, 2003.

When they're not studying the weather, Reed and Joel try to get as close as possible to the deadliest twisters. Learn what meteorologists think about stormchasing and know what it means to come face-to-face with a tornado.

2006/Color/Stereo/56 minutes

Rated TV-G

Interview with Director Ken Cole

Interview with Director Ken Cole

NPR Interview with Tornado Glory Director Ken Cole In this interview from 2006, Ken talks with Scott Gurian from NPR affiliate KGOU ahead of Tornado Glory’s national release on PBS. Discussion topics include the reasons Cole made Tornado Glory, how he chose Reed and Joel as subjects, and whether it was actually dangerous to make

Tornado Glory DVD from PBS

Tornado Glory DVD from PBS

Tornado Glory is now available on DVD from PBS Home Video!   This DVD comes packed with special features including: Commentary by director Ken Cole Commentary by chasers Joel Taylor and Reed Timmer “The Science of Storm Chasing” Trailer The special commentaries let you listen to filmmaker Ken Cole, and chasers Reed Timmer & Joel

Trivia and Filming Locations

Trivia and Filming Locations

Filming Locations Tornado Glory aims to accomplish what no movie has ever done: giving audiences the real experience of stormchasing. In order to complete this ambitious project, continuous filming was required throughout Storm Season in the Southern Plains. Shooting for Tornado Glory started in January 2003 and continued through November 2003. Specific shooting locations are

OU Filmmaker Has Head in the Clouds

OU Filmmaker Has Head in the Clouds

“OU FILMMAKER HAS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS” By Josh McBee “Pop” Editor, Norman Transcript, July 30, 2004 Can a cloud be exciting? One must look with the right kind of eyes, like with the rural-raised retinas of stormchaser Joel Taylor, or possibly through the bug-eyed lenses of his cohort, Reed Timmer. These two University of

Dude, Where’s My Wall Cloud

Dude, Where’s My Wall Cloud

Dude, Where's My Wall Cloud By RITA SHERROW Tulsa World Television Editor 4/30/2006  Oklahoma tornado, storm chasers featured in film Joel Taylor explains the whole thing pretty well in “Tornado Glory.” “This is the one thing I do that is crazy,” says the twentysomething graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology. “Some people

Interview with Composer Jay Galvin

Interview with Composer Jay Galvin

Interview with Composer Jay Galvin   TG: Jay, thanks for taking the time to talk with TornadoGlory.com. JG: Thanks for having me. TG: I know you’re here to talk about music, but have you ever been storm chasing? JG: I used to do some amateur storm chasing with a friend of mine back in high

Chasers and Crew

Chasers and Crew

Chasers and Crew Joel Taylor From Elk City, OK Thoughts On Chasing: “Storm chasing: the addiction. I don’t know if there is really any other way to describe it. What kinds of people are willing to spend twenty four hours packed in a vehicle just to have a small chance of seeing a couple of

Tornado Glory Trailer