Jonny Lewis

screenwriter / director /actor

I love acting, because it allows me to become a different person. I love writing scripts, because I can create worlds. I love filmmaking, for the joy of coming together with others for a common goal.
I won 27 awards for my short films (in 151 festivals), while also looking after my elderly mother in Michigan from 2014 until the end of 2019. I’ve now switched my focus to writing feature films. I have six scripts currently in process: five comedies and one drama. I’m also doing research for two feature sci-fi scripts. Plus I completed one script a few years back.



August 2020:

On August 1 & 2, I wrote 26 pages of a feature comedy about two librarians, a Muslim, and a homeless guy. But it’s not about Muslims, or homeless people, and it’s certainly not about librarians. As my DP Jason Ferrell would say, “It’s about people…and people are interesting.”
Visit the site – The Library

July 2020:

From July 17 to 21, I wrote 52 pages of a script I’ve had in mind for a while: “The Grief Ranch.“ Six grieving people go to a special retreat for grief therapy, and the therapist doesn’t show up. My friend Barb lost her son many years ago, and she loves it. And no, they’re not rich folks. (Current page count is 65.)

July 2020:

Wrote a short romantic comedy to be shot in Japan, titled “When in Japan…” (郷 に 入っては、郷に従え). The film will be in Japanese, and I will be costarring. The script has been translated, and I’m learning the dialogue with my Japanese tutor now.

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