Craig Lew

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What Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of the CRANK TRILOGY, says about Breath to Breath:

"Seductive. Enthralling. Earth-shattering. Carve out some time because you won’t want to put this one down."

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"This book broke my heart, but it was so incredibly written that I loved every minute of it."

                                                    --- Chelsea

 

"This is a powerful story of brutality repressed and denied, of mystery and tragedy turned into redemption. Craig Lew’s writing is brilliant, easy to read, and very literary.​" -  Gloria Skurzynski​, award-winning author of Virtual War, The Clones, and The Revolt.

 

 

I was born in Fresno, California.

A 4th generation American Chinese.

Grandson of a mafia boss.

Son of a restaurateur and entrepreneur.

about

who am i?

I am a writer, illustrator, director and producer

Craig Lew

Craig's storytelling career began even before he had learned to write. As a child, he would steal his father's tape recorder and make different voices for each character recording tales about strange planets or scary creatures. His favorite story openings at that time were, "Once upon a junk yard heap..." or "It was a dark and stormy night."

 

Craig has never lost the love for all things that go bump in the night, but believes that in any story the best hero is the one that seeks love. His greatest joy is writing a smart, witty, and tough female hero overcoming a terrible injustice without the need of rescue.

 

Before jumping into the entertainment industry, Craig was the president of a successful consulting firm. His clients ranged from KCET, DELUXE LABS, Nortel Networks, Shimano, CSC-Infonet, ITC and the New Getty Center.

 

The Getty Trust is one of the wealthiest nonprofits in the world.  Craig was the consulting CIO, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, Stephen Rountree.  Craig was responsible  for a $13 million dollar annual budget.  He performed human resource studies as well as managed technology and construction for  the New Getty Center.

 

Consulting to the emerging studio DREAMWORKS SKG drastically changed Craig's direction.

 

Craig wrote, animated, directed and produced THE FISH a 35mm film screened at the Dreamworks Employee and SlamDunk Film Festivals.

 

Craig wrote, directed and produced LITTLE INDISCRETIONS which stars Diane Farr (Numb3rs) and David Fabrizio (Superman Returns). This dark comedy was an official selection to the IFP's New York Film Market and Cinequest before going into worldwide distribution.

 

His most recent movie, Rock Jocks, opened in theaters nationwide. The offbeat Sci-Fi Comedy about dysfunctional government employees secretly responsible for shooting down the asteroids that would destroy Earth, stars Felicia Day, Andrew Bowen, Justin Chon, Jason Mewes, Gerry Bednob, Kevin Wu, Mark Woolley and Robert Picardo.

 

Craig produced and directed Rockie Award Winning "A Hitch at the Fairmont" an official selection to the San Diego International Children's Film Festival at Comic Con and the New Media Film Festival.

 

Craig also produced and directed CRANK: Flirting with the Monster a movie based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Ellen Hopkins.

 

The founder of Bright Penny Zapp LLC, a trans-media company, Craig won two Silver Rockie Awards from the Boise Advertising Federation for his Augmented Reality app BZAR and for A Hitch at the Fairmont, a book trailer for Jim Averbeck.

 

Although Craig has been quoted as saying he's a writer that loves to direct, and a director that's forced to produce, Craig's true passion is writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig's debut YA novel, Breath to Breath  will hit book stores Novemeber 2015.  Edited by Emma Dryden and published by Relish Media the YA imprint of Little Pickle Press.

 

Craig's Evolution

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what  i do

As an artist, I study nature's essence.

As a writer, I speak in metaphor.

As a filmmaker, I see through a viewfinder.

As a producer, I make sh&# happen.

As a consultant, I solve problems.

As a friend...I listen.

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You can find my movies on Vimeo (click on the film icon above), or Netflix or iTunes.

There's always something in development or production so check in with me for updates.


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I continue to promote Augmented Reality and mobile apps as a method for distributing content. 

I believe this is the new frontier.  My audience is mobile.  This is where they live.   Web and mobile series are the new TV.

I think my superpower is story.  I've spent many many years studying story elements, plots, structure and concepts.

Toss me any sort of elements, a character, a cause, or a location and I'll probably have a story within minutes.

 

Of course it takes months to make it into a great story.

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Boise, Id

Santa Monica, Ca

 

I fall off the edge of the world when I'm in production of a movie or writing a novel.  I only return calls after 4pm.
I'm very responsive to facebook or emails.

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