The When Autumn Leaves Producers Reel contains clips from various projects that have featured John Lewis as director/writer/producer and Ryan Sands as actor/producer. We believe that the clips communicate our ability to convey ideas in a variety of genres and tones, with an emphasis on high production value.
Janet & Mark – Director/Producer/Writer: John Lewis Actor: Ryan Sands
John made his film directorial debut with this award-winning short film and tone poem work. JANET & MARK is set at the end of a soulmate romance. It is a journey through time, memory and emotion that explores and confronts the realities and expectations of modern romance.
Black STARZ! Image Spots – Director/Producer: John Lewis Actor: Ryan Sands
Shot on location in a single day, this popular and award-winning series of commercials celebrated the breadth of experiences and people to be discovered on the Black Starz! Movie Channel.
Unstoppable: A Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks & Ossie Davis – Producer/Director: John Lewis Producer/Host: Warrington Hudlin
A feature length documentary profile of filmmaking legends. Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks & Ossie Davis came together for the first time on screen to discuss their distinguished careers. Also featured are actor/writer/director Reginald Hudlin, director Julie Dash, actress/director Ruby Dee, writer/filmmaker Nelson George, & actor/director Mario Van Peebles—exploring the trio’s myriad influences on their careers, our culture and society in general. Prior to airing on the Starz/Encore cable network, the film went on to Official Selection screenings at the 2005 Denver Pan-African Film Festival, the Newark Black Film Festival and others.
Sympathetic Details – Director/Writer: Benjamin Busch Producer/Writer (Story)/Actor: Ryan Sands
Sympathetic Details tells the story of Jonathan, a professional assassin. He strives to walk away from his life of contract killing assignments after a mix-up results in an unfortunate and unplanned death. This decision puts Jonathan squarely in the crosshairs of his ruthless employer. The taut action/thriller was produced under the banner of Sands’ former production entity, 2Twenty2 Productions. Sands stars as Jonathan alongside several notable cast members from HBO’s The Wire.
SYMPATHETIC DETAILS was invited to screen in over 30 domestic and international film festivals, capturing 14 festival awards and prizes.