My Films
 

Jo Lewis is a filmmaker renowned for her ability to create thought-provoking and standout narratives. With a keen eye for visual aesthetics, she has established a reputation for crafting visually stunning films that have captivated audiences at Film Festivals across the globe.

OWEN

 a 90 min feature documentary for theatrical release.

OWEN
The Life and Tragic death of Wrestling superstar Owen Hart.

Writer/Director Jo Lewis
Produced by Lee Brazier (YESTERDAY) 
Sales: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.

 

 

Owen is a co-production with Canadian company Hanger 18.

It is supported by Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada and the BFI.

#sugarwater
writer/director Jo Lewis

55min doc filmed at the National Theatre

#sugarwater, a film documentary following Graeae’s arrival at the National Theatre, was a very personal project for the award-winning writer, director and producer Jo Lewis. The mother of a disabled son, for a time she had thought herself cut off socially from her peers and professionally from her career. However, after she realised that her own experience of disability could inform her work, the idea of making a documentary about the work of Graeae began to come together...

...my intention was to make a film that would inspire disabled people to take to the stage and to educate non-disabled people in some of the issues that disabled people face"

Jo Lewis (Disability Arts On line').

 

#sugarwater featured the first ever performance at the National Theatre by a Deaf/disabled theatre company - GRAEAE.  Beautifully filmed by Nicola Daley (Pin Cushion) and edited by Adam Gough (Roma).  The film followed the cast and crew of Jack Thorne's 'The Solid Life of Sugar Water'  through rehearsals to the opening night.   The film premiered at St Louis International Film Festival where it was named as one of 25 key films.

 

 

 

Whisper 
12min Fantasy/drama.
Director Jo Lewis

Bafta/Bifa Qualifying
Rhodes Island Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
ScreamFest LA

   

In the eerie narrative of 'Whisper', a young women sets off on a journey to a secluded location determined to conquer her heroin addiction. However, the tranquility she seeks quickly transforms into a chilling revelation as she discovers that she is not alone in this desolate place, unraveling a bone-chilling tale of suspense and terror. 

reviews for Whisper

"... GREAT SYMBOLISM, MOVING STORY. REMINDED ME VERY MUCH OF IGMAR BERGMAN'S WORK..."

DC SHORTS

"..JO LEWIS’ WHISPER...A SHORT IN THE MOULD OF TRAINSPOTTING AND THE BASKETBALL DIARIES..."

THE SLAUGHTERED BIRD

 ..BEAUTIFUL, ARTISTIC, BLOOD CHILLING..' "AS IF TRAINSPOTTING (1996) AND REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2000) HAD A 12MIN BABY" 

UK HORROR SCENE

 "A BEAUTIFULLY DARK GHOST STORY WHERE NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS FROM DIRECTOR JO LEWIS." 

NOTTINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

Flower and the Girl

10 min stop motion animation Family/Fantasy

Writer Jo Lewis

Director Robin Heap

This captivating short film had its world premiere at the Oscar Qualifying LA Short Film Festival.

Flower and the Girl



Filmed at the Animation Studios of Staffordshire University. 

 

Lady Luck

18mins Family/Fantasy/Drama
writer/director Jo Lewis

Inspired by the DH Lawrence short story 'The Rocking Horse Winner'. 

Lady Luck blends magic and realism in this tale of a son trying to win back his mother's love.

The film was produced by Vics Bavister (County Lines) and Exec Produced by Ameenah Ayub Allen (Rocks)

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