Jonnie is a freelance cinematographer, camera operator and filmmaker working throughout the UK and internationally. Jonnie specialises in shooting promotional, documentary, advertising and event films, predominantly using Sony FS7 kit. Jonnie draws on his wide range of experience working on large and small scale productions in directing, cinematography and post-production capacities. Jonnie’s ability to pick the appropriate lens, lighting and framing for projects is regularly sought after as his particular ability for crafting camera movement. As well as being an experienced director of photography, Jonnie is also an experienced editor and is familiar across a range of platforms and software.
Davie Bryce's Calton Athletic is a documentary by Jonnie Lewis and Euan Myles about the Scottish abstinence-based recovery group whose members acted as a source of inspiration for the Trainspotting films.
Calton Athletic Recovery Group has been helping individuals recover from drug and alcohol addiction through their unique abstinence based programme since 1985. Their main aim is to provide support through weekly recovery meetings, as well as various physical activities, both of of which they believe integral to achieve and sustain long term recovery.
Calton Athletic Recovery Group is a registered charity that is solely reliant on self-generated funds at present. They are currently providing a limited service on a voluntary capacity from rented premises in the East End of Glasgow.
This film features as an extra on the Trainspotting 2 DVD release.
Director // Euan Myles
DOP/Editor // Jonnie Lewis
'Around the Block' is a passion project by Jonnie Lewis that focuses on American street artist David Zinn, famous for his heart-warming street drawings, composed of chalk, charcoal and found objects.
I began work on it through my own sense of creative frustration, with the loose idea being 'I want to go and make a film about a street artist'.
But when it came to editing it, it felt more apt for it to become an analogy for what it's like to be involved in the creative process that perhaps anyone in a creative industry can identify with.
Much like David finds inspiration in the cracks, streaks and specks on the pavement, I personally find that getting out and finding shots with a camera in my hand is far more fluid and inspiring than sitting at home and trying to come up with ideas.
The final piece is no longer a film specifically about street art, but a study of the process involved in making ideas come to life - told through a tour of David's world alongside the characters that live within it.
If nothing else, hopefully it encourages someone else to go out and create something just... because.
Director/DOP/Editor // Jonnie Lewis
Animation // The 2D Workshop
Colourist // Gavin Livingston
Sound Design // John Vick
A showreel of cinematography work by Jonnie Lewis, featuring a hand-picked selection of his personal and commercial projects from the past few years.
Tales of The Macallan Volume I pays tribute to Captain John Grant, Laird of Easter Elchies. This is the first edition in a remarkable series of single malt whiskies that pay tribute to The Macallan Pioneers and their stories. Encased in a Lalique crystal decanter, the rare whisky distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2021 is concealed within an extraordinary 800-page almanac. The book tells the story of Captain John Grant and features beautiful illustrations by renowned illustrator and artist, Andrew Davidson.
DOP // Jonnie Lewis
Jura is an Island off the west coast of Scotland where deer outnumber humans by 40:1. This film is in fond memory of Peter Campbell who sadly passed away earlier this year. No one knew Jura and its deer better than him. And although very ill at the time he gave his incredible knowledge and wonderful voice to the film.