Johnny Zito

Johnny Zito

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

Brooklyn, New York

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May 2017
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About Johnny

Award winning Actor/Writer/Director/Filmmaker. Born, raised, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Studied acting at New Actors Workshop under Mike Nichols, George Morrison, and their amazing faculty. Also, under Paul Sills, Aretha Sills, the Sills family, and their renowned faculty at Paul Sills’ Wisconsin Theater Game Center (Sills/Spolin Theater Works). For writing, Robert McKee and Steve Kaplan seminars, Gotham Writers Workshop. Johnny owns "Nora Lune Productions" whose short films, "à la mémoire de Lune" (2017) and "Love Lives in a Void" (2019) received numerous selections, awards, nominations on the film festival circuit. Johnny's feature screenplay, "She Kisses Thorns", was an official selection of Beverly Hills Film Festival 2017, semi-finalist of Shoot Your Sizzle 2018. Next project, a feature film, "Pulse of my Heart", will be in pre-production, launching a crowdfunding campaign this year, 2020. He plays keyboards / backing vocals in the post-hardcore/experimental band “Crusade” (Multiple Award-winning original song, “Until The End of Forever”, written for “à la mémoire de Lune”). 

Videos

Loglines

  • Pulse of My Heart

    Pulse of My Heart Romance Drama After an aborted suicide attempt, a promising actor engages in an affair with an aspiring actress in an open marriage to a jealous husband who stages a scenario of deceit and manipulation the actor must play to save himself from madness and ruin.

  • 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.

  • fay

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

  • 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.

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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