Jonathan Aubrie Lewis is an award winning (2019 AT&T Film Awards
Underrepresented Winner) filmmaker who has been a professional director for the past
His most recent film, “Sojourn,” (Vimeo Staff Pick) is an intimate exploration of Black male
identity. It has screened at Atlanta Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival,
Holly Shorts and most notably, The National Museum of African American
History & Culture, a part of the Smithsonian African American Film Festival.
At Jonathan's core, he is rooted in the stripped-down raw fundamentals of
storytelling; always stimulating the mind of the viewer- challenging them to step
beyond their boundaries into his visual escapade. Because of this personal mandate, he
has developed a reputation of creating bold visuals, interlaced with thought provoking
Jonathan is currently developing a socially charged dance experimental film entitled, "We are
THE BEAT." (Ask for pitch deck/script)
Sojourn Short Film ( Vimeo Staff Pick / Smithsonian ) Experimental ⋄ Drama While on a self-enlightening journey home, a young black man struggles with confronting deep mental and emotional hurdles surrounding race.
We are The Beat ( Upcoming Short Film 202. Ask for pitch deck / screenplay ) Experimental ⋄ Drama In this rhythmic, experimental, magical-realism dance film, a young Black guy named Daniel, from South Central Los Angeles, unabashedly dances home. Along the way, he runs into old and new friends who illuminate his introspective colors. However it isn’t until he gets home, in his bedroom, that we witness a heightened elevated God-like version of Daniel.
AT&T Film Awards Underrepresented Winner