by Sherif Awad
Award-winning Actor/Writer/Director/Filmmaker. Born, raised, currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Trained at New Actors Workshop in NYC under Mike Nichols, George Morrison, and their amazing faculty. Also, under Paul Sills and the Sills family at Paul Sills’ Wisconsin Theater Game Center. For writing: Robert McKee and Steve Kaplan seminars, as well as Gotham Writers Workshop. Johnny’s previous short film, “À la mémoire de lune”, has been screened and garnered numerous awards and nominations in various categories at film festivals around the world.
Feature screenplay, “She Kisses Thorns”, was an official selection of Beverly Hills Film Festival 2017 and semi-finalist of Shoot Your Sizzle 2018. “Love Lives in a Void” screenplay has received acclaim from international and national screenplay festivals and competitions, winning Best Romance Short Screenplay at LA Live Film Festival 2018 and a winner at NYC Indie Film Awards.
Johnny is the owner of “Nora Lune Productions”, founded with a prime focus on his works. A crowdfunding campaign is scheduled to launch in 2019 for a feature film, “Pulse of my Heart”. Johnny is also the keyboardist/backing vocalist in the post-hardcore/experimental band “Crusade” whose original song, “Until The End of Forever” from “À la mémoire de lune”, was the recipient of multiple awards.
In our cycle on Cinema after Corona: Johnny Zito joins us to talk about his current and upcoming projects: