Johnny Zito

Johnny Zito

Nora Lune Productions
Actor, Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Brooklyn, New York

Member Since:
May 2017
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About Johnny

Award winning Actor/Writer/Director/Filmmaker. Born, raised, currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Trained at New Actors Workshop in NYC under Mike Nichols, George Morrison, and their amazing faculty. Also, under Paul Sills and the Sills family at Paul Sills’ Wisconsin Theater Game Center. For writing: Robert McKee and Steve Kaplan seminars, as well as Gotham Writers Workshop. Johnny’s previous short film, "à la mémoire de Lune", has been screened and garnered numerous awards and nominations in various categories at film festivals around the world. Feature screenplay, "She Kisses Thorns", was an official selection of Beverly Hills Film Festival 2017 and semi-finalist of Shoot Your Sizzle 2018. "Love Lives in a Void", his latest short film is currently making rounds on the festival circuit; the screenplay has received acclaim from international and national screenplay festivals and competitions, winning Best Romance Short Screenplay at LA Live Film Festival 2018 and a winner at NYC Indie Film Awards. Johnny is the owner of "Nora Lune Productions", founded with a prime focus on his works. A crowdfunding campaign scheduled to launch in 2019 for a feature film, "Pulse of my Heart". Johnny is the Keyboardist/Backing Vocalist in the post-hardcore/experimental band “Crusade” whose original song, “Until The End of Forever” from “à la mémoire de Lune”, was the recipient of multiple awards.

Loglines

  • Love Lives in a Void

    Love Lives in a Void Comedy Experimental Krystal and Anthony do the impossible, they explore the possibilities of a possible relationship.

  • a la mémoire de Lune

    a la mémoire de Lune Drama Experimental Memories interweave with the ethereal for a grief-stricken man struggling to accept the sudden and tragic death of a cherished friend.

  • She Kisses Thorns

    She Kisses Thorns Independent Romance Comedy Drama A dominatrix and a drug dealer, two people kicked to the curb too often, grapple their past and society to keep their love ablaze in the after hours of New York City.

  • fay

    fay Independent Fantasy A homeless man hears voices in his head after being enchanted by the haunting melody of a street musician

Awards

  • Official Selection - Beverly Hills Film Festival - She Kisses Thorns (Feature Screenplay)
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - NYC Indie Film Awards - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Winner - NYC IFA - Best Experimental ( a la mémoire de Lune) & Best Score (Lawrence Susi / Crusade)
    (2017)

  • Nominated-The Monkey Bread Tree Awards-Best Short (a la mémoire de Lune) & Best Actor (Johnny Zito)
    (2017)

  • Honorable Mention - LA Underground Film Forum - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - New York Short Film Festival - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Big MINI Media Festival - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Honorable Mention Award - Experimental Forum - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Honorable Mention Award - American Filmatic Arts Awards - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Nominated - International Short Film Festival Beveren - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Finalist - Changing Face International Film Festival - Best Experimental (a la mémoire de Lune)
    (2017)

  • Semi-finalist: Macoproject Online Film Festival - Love Lives in a Void (short screenplay)
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque - Love Lives in a Void (short screenplay)
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Mindfield Film Festival Los Angeles - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Nominated - Best Experimental - North American Film Awards - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2017)

  • Winner (Silver Award) - North American Film Awards - Love Lives in a Void (short screenplay)
    (2017)

  • Winner - Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque - a la mémoire de Lune (6 awards)
    (2017)

  • Winner - Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque - Love Lives in a Void (short screenplay)
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Short Script Showcase - a la mémoire de Lune
    (2016)

Education

  • New Actors Workshop
    (2007-2009)

  • Paul Sills' Wisconsin Theater Game Center
    (2007-2009)

  • Robert McKee seminars
    (2007-2009)

  • Steve Kaplan seminars
    (2007-2009)

  • Gotham Writers Workshop
    (2007-2009)

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