Feature Documentaries

Check out a selection of feature length documentary films by Jonny Lewis. Jonny Lewis is an RTS Award winning filmmaker producing documentary films for GoldmarkArt.com and WeLoveClay.com. He also works freelance for companies such as Rugby Wrap Up, editing America's leading weekly rugby show which has featured on ESPN in America. Jonny has also worked with Sports Media Services and Welsh Rugby Union TV, as a cameraman & self shooting editor and regularly films at 6 Nations rugby, at the Principality Stadium Cardiff and has also filmed live rugby broadcast on Welsh language channel S4C. Other credits include editing a commercial for Champion System and PRO Rugby USA broadcast on Time Warner Sports Network and ONE World Sports in America as well as working on a series of films for USA Rugby at the Rugby World Cup.

 
 
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Randy Johnston | An Expansive Vision

feature film about American potter for GOLDMARK

Photo by Jay Goldmark

Randy Johnston | An Expansive Vision - feature film about American potter | GOLDMARK

Randy Johnston | An Expansive Vision

Our documentary tells the story of one of America's most respected studio potters, Randy Johnston. Set against the backdrop of his picturesque Wisconsin studio, it gives a revealing and moving insight into his artistic journey. Kicking against his family's desire for him to become a doctor, Johnston tells of his early travels to Japan, meeting the great Shoji Hamada and apprenticing to National Living Treasure, Tatsuzo Shimaoka. We are also taken on a visit to the Minnesotan studio of his lifelong mentor and friend, 94 year old American legend, Warren MacKenzie. A deep thinker, Johnston talks about his approach to his working practice and his philosophy on art and teaching. Having studied with Warren MacKenzie and Hamada's favourite apprentice, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Johnston is one of the most exciting and innovative potters working in America today. He is recognized internationally as an artist who has pursued functional expression and brought a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary form, and for his many contributions to the development of wood kiln technology in the United States. http://www.goldmarkart.com See more films like this at http://www.WeLoveClay.com

Photos by Jay Goldmark


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Ken Matsuzaki | the Intangible Spirit

Feature film about Japanese potter for GOLDMARK

Ken Matsuzaki | the Intangible Spirit

Our documentary tells the story of one of Japan's most respected studio potters, Ken Matsuzaki. Set against the backdrop of his picturesque Mashiko studio in Japan, it gives a revealing insight into his creative journey and his philosophy on art and working practice. Born into an artistic family, Matsuzaki talks of his apprenticeship with National Living Treasure, Tatsuzo Shimaoka and the subsequent difficulties in finding his own voice. We hear how his pottery town was decimated by the terrible earthquake of 2011 and the international efforts to rebuild it. We see him at work in his studio and we are taken to his exhibitions in Japan and England and hear of his desire now to encourage younger Mashiko potters to be true to themselves as artists and promote them on a world stage. http://goldmarkart.com

Photo by Jay Goldmark

Ken Matsuzaki | the Intangible Spirit

Photos by Jay Goldmark


 

Walter Keeler: Treasures of the Everyday 

Walter Keeler is a British studio potter, born in London in 1942. He attended Harrow School of Art, London where he was trained by Michael Casson. He established his first pottery at Bledlow Bridge, Buckinghamshire in 1965 then moved to his current studio in Penallt Wales, where he lives with his potter wife Madoline. He was professor of Ceramics at the University of the West of England and in 2007 was named Welsh Artist of the Year. 

Keeler makes salt glaze pottery influenced by early Staffordshire Creamware. Writer Oliver Watson described him as 'one of the most important and influential potters of the 1980s'. Keeler's work is held in a number of public collections including Victoria & Albert Museum, National Museum Wales, American Craft Museum, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. http://www.goldmarkart.com See more films like this at http://www.WeLoveClay.com

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Walter Keeler: Treasures of the Everyday

Documentary film about UK potter | GOLDMARK

Walter Keeler: Treasures of the Everyday | Documentary film about UK potter | GOLDMARK

Photos by Jay Goldmark


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USA at Rugby world Cup 2018

Behind the Scenes Documentary

USA at Rugby World Cup 2015

Documentary film telling the story of the USA national rugby team on tour at Rugby World Cup 2015 with behind the scenes footage of the team at work and play.

Jonny Lewis edited each episode in the series using behind the scenes footage filmed by USA Media Manager Matt McCarthy who also runs RugbyWrapUp.com . Jonny also shot part of the footage from the USA v South match. An Atlas production for USA Rugby.

This feature length documentary is a combination of the series of short films first shown over a number of weeks during 2015 Rugby World Cup on the USA Rugby YouTube channel and website USArugby.org

Watch the full length documentary below or watch the original 7 episode series that went out during Rugby World Cup 2015 here.


The Schoolgirl the Nazis and the Purple Triangles

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The Schoolgirl The Nazis and The Purple Triangles

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Simone Arnold is an ordinary schoolgirl. Spirited. Stubborn. Then the Nazis march in, demanding conformity. Friends become enemies. Teachers spout Nazi propaganda. Simone's family refuse to heil Hitler as Germany's saviour. They are Jehovah's Witnesses, and reject Nazi racism and violence. Simone has a choice to make. Follow the Nazis and live or follow her conscience and the consequences. JonnyLewisFilms.com

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Also available at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

Award Winning untold story of World War 2, looking at the Nazi persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses as seen through the eyes of a schoolgirl. Jehovah's Witnesses were among the first prisoners of concentration camps for their refusal to say "Heil Hitler", join the army, or participate in the Nazi way of life. 

Based on the book "Facing The Lion" - Memoirs of a Girl in Nazi Europe by Simone Arnold Liebster

***Ffresh Film Doc Award 2013 Winner *** 
*** Ffresh Works Film Award Winner*** 

Directed by Royal Television Society award winning filmmaker Jonny Lewis and Aiden Bloodworth.

The investigation of the story was thorough and compelling and I was left wanting to find out more on the subject. The management of the archive material was intriguing and the edit flowed beautifully. The sound design and music were also well managed with considered intelligence.
— Andrew Kötting, Award winning filmmaker and Ffresh Film Awards 2013 Judge

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The Ballymurphy Massacre.

Award winning documentary

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The Ballymurphy Massacre

Awarded 'Best Student Documentary' by the Royal Television Society 2012.

(21 mins)

Royal Television Society Award Winning Documentary

The first ever film on the Ballymurphy Massacre. Subsequently a Channel Channel 4 (UK) feature was produced making national headlines.  

Royal Television Society Award Winning film. The Ballymurphy Massacre

Between the 9th and 11th of August 1971 eleven people were killed by the British Army's Parachute regiment. All eleven were unarmed civilians. One of the dead was a parish priest another was a mother of eight. The Royal Military Police were assigned as sole investigators. Not one member of the British army was held to account. It is believed that had justice been administered and those held to account charged, the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry would not have happened.. These events have remained hidden from public knowledge and focus for over 40 years, until now!

Ballymurphy Massacre on IMDB

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A film by Sean Reynolds, Kyle Gibbon and Jonny Lewis

News on the Ballymurphy Massacre was recently featured on www.theguardian.com 

  • Royal Television Society Award Winning Documentary 2012

  • FFresh Best Documentary 2013

  • NAHEMI Best in Festival 2013

  • Bristol Radical Film Festival, Official Selection 2013

  • British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin. Official Selection 2013

See more about the film on IMDB