Jonny Lewis

Writer/Director/Actor

LATEST NEWS: 

June 2020:
I’m currently working on four feature comedy scripts—two inspired by real-life people: a still sexy 63-year-old biker babe, and an Army medic during the Iraq War. A third script takes place in 1854 Japan, and will be filmed in Japanese. The fourth is a film about odd-couple half sisters making a bad horror film. See the SCRIPTS page for more info.

ABOUT ME:

I am a multi-award-winning actor, screenwriter, and director with experience on stage in New York (three lead roles Off-Off Broadway in my first year of acting) and in 150 indie and student films in Los Angeles. I took care of my elderly mother in Michigan from 2014 til the end of 2019, while flying to LA for a weekend every once in a while to shoot short films. Since 2016 eight of my short comedic antiwar films have won 23 awards and appeared in over 130 festivals.
Now, in 2020, I’ve dedicated myself to writing feature-length scripts, having completed one comedy feature script earlier. I have been the Animation Curator for the New York Independent Film Festival for two years now. In March of 2020, five of my films screened in a special section of the Unfiltered Cinema Festival in Minsk, Belarus, which I was privileged to attend. My hobby is languages. I am currently working on Japanese. My grandchildren are half Japanese and live in Japan, and I wish to communicate better with their cousins, aunts, and uncles when I visit. It takes some effort, but it’s fun! (Kind of like filmmaking.)

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