No rest for the weary, nor the true artist.
Arden Teresa Lewis – Director - has worked as a playwright and director in NYC, and in LA. Her feature length screenplay, Gravel Road has been selected for 9 festivals before the shut down. She earned 2 Semi-Finalist spots, 4 Finalist spots, a Second Place award and a First Place award. She directed to great reviews, "The Night Forlorn, or Waitin' on Godsford" by Steve Nevil, starring Jim Beaver of Supernatural, J. Downing of Viper, and Leslie Caveny of "Penelope" at theatrewest.org. Her first documentary film, "Leveling Lincoln" - A Civil Rights integration story - is currently in post-production with AT Lewis Films, Bag O' Bones Collective and Daybreak Independent. See levelinglincoln.com for more info. She received the Lilian Nesburn Award from the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild for her play, "Grandma Good" and was a semi-finalist for the Jane Chambers Award with her play, "Baby Dreams". Baby Dreams starred Veanne Cox and was published in Theatre Communications Guild Magazine. Her play, "Little Rhonda", was produced at Theatre Geo and is part of the Audrey Skirbal Kenis Theatre Archives at the Los Angeles Central Library. Her work appears in two anthologies: Scenes For Women By Women and Even More Monologues For Women By Women – Tori Haring Smith/Heinemann Press. She holds a BA in theatre from UCLA and teaches kindergarten for LAUSD. She co-produced Jim Beaver’s acclaimed VERDIGRIS at TW in 2015. She has directed several of Garry Michael Kluger’s plays in WESTFEST 2014 and 2015 and has been chosen by Theatre West to direct their Writers in Residence Production and Best of Workshop productions. Her first short fiction films, "Korona Kinder" "Breaking In"(screenwriter) "Monday's Child"(writer, director, producer) and "Trellis & Vine" (Writer, director, producer) have earned numerous Laurels from London to Long Beach and may be viewed on youtube at Arden Teresa Lewis.
Best Historical Film
Leveling Lincoln
Rhode Island Black Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
2022
New York Vision Award
Leveling Lincoln
Harlem International Film Festival
New York, NY
2022
Finalist
Gravel Road
Manhattan Film Fest 2020
NYC, NY
2020
Finalist - Screenplay
Gravel Road
Big Apple Film Festival 2020
NYC, New York
2020
First Place Best Screenplay
Gravel Road
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Fest HIMPFF
Hollywood, CA
2020
Semi-Finalist
Gravel Road
Circus Road Screenplay Competition 2019
Hollywood, CA
2019
Semi-Finalist
Gravel Road
Golden Script Competition 2019
Hollywood, CA
2019
Second Place and Finalist Screenplay
Gravel Road
Sene Film Fest 2019
Providence, RI
2019
Finalist Script Competition
Gravel Road
Lady Filmmakers Festival - Finalist - Gravel Road Screenplay
Beverly Hills, CA
2018
Selected
Korona Kinder
Lady Filmmakers Festival 2020
Beverly Hills
Selected
Leveling Lincoln
Cannes Virtual Film Awards
Cannes, France
Four Awards of Excellence Incuding Best Song and Women Director
Leveling Lincoln
Indie FEST 2022
Hollywood, CA
College
UCLA
Theater
19771981
College
CSUN
Education
20052006
College
Los Angeles City College
Cinema
2016Present
College
Birbeck College, University of London
Theater/Art History
1979
High School
New Rochelle High School
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
New Rochelle, NY
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
No rest for the weary, nor the true artist.