Jonny Lewis

Writer/Director/Actor

NOW WRITING:  “THE HORROR!”

A comedy feature: When everything goes terribly wrong on an indie horror film shoot, and their “monster” burns to a crisp, the filmmakers must resort to supernatural means to finish their film.

JUST FINISHED:  “The Finger on the Button”

A 3½-minute short: The president orders a nuclear strike at SOUTH Korea, then is afraid to admit he made a mistake. (He was looking at the map upside down.) Finished August 15, already accepted into its first festival (in Berlin).

ABOUT ME:

I am a multi-award-winning actor, screenwriter, and director with experience on stage and screen in New York and Los Angeles. Since 2016 three of my short films have appeared in over 100 festivals. In 2014, I returned to Michigan to look after my mother, who is now 95. From 2016 to 2019 I shot a series of 9 short comedic antiwar films in Los Angeles—8 of which have appeared in festivals. (I did not submit the 9th.) I am now writing feature-length scripts, having completed one. I am the Animation Curator for the New York Independent Film Festival for 2019 and 2020, and on March 19 of this year (2019) I did my first standup comedy gig, at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle (where Tim Allen got his start). My hobby is languages. I can converse in five, and am working hard to make Japanese the sixth.

Reviews

Maybe one day there will be a Langhorne or a Twainie award, and you will deservedly win.

Art Dorland, Veterans for Peace, Cleveland chapter

Your work is vital to the movement!

Will Griffin, past VFP national board member, publisher of “The Peace Report”

I saw your “Truth in Recruiting” video. So funny, and so true!”

Adam Dowd, Veterans for Peace, Chicago chapter

Your videos are excellent! I’ve posted several on the Chicago VFP DeMil Facebook page.

Arny Stieber, Veterans for Peace, Chicago chapter