John G. Lewis
John G. Lewis is a director/producer/writer who has worked with companies such as HBO On-Air Promotions, Starz Entertainment Group, ABC Television Entertainment Marketing, Lifetime Television Creative Services, Black Entertainment Television, The United Way, and The United States Marine Corps throughout the course of his career.
John, a Howard University alum, made his narrative filmmaking debut in 2003 with the reflective short film entitled Janet & Mark. This examination of soulmate connections was screened as an official selection at several film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Denver and in the UK. It was honored in competition at The Houston International Film Festival with a Best Director Prize (Short Film).
One of John’s major long-form projects while at Starz was directing the documentary feature, Unstoppable. Hosted by Warrington Hudlin, the documentary celebrated the lives and achievements of filmmakers Gordon Parks, Melvin Van Peebles and Ossie Davis.
A Joyful Noise is John’s latest documentary project. The short film showcases The St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church. It profiles the leaders and organizers of this faith and shares in the unique spiritual experience to be found every Sunday in the heart of San Francisco’s Fillmore District. A Joyful Noise has resulted in a commission for John to create a second, more in-depth film for the church.