Silver Screen Beckons Domain Attorney Brett
Lewis Who Wrote & Co-Produced New Movie
over a decade nowBrett
Lewis, owner of Brooklyn
based law firm Lewis & Lin,
LLC, has been one of the top attorneys in the domain industry.
What many may not have known is that
Brett, like many other highly
creative people in our business, is equally
talented in other fields.
particular acting and film making
have long been of particular
interest to Lewis. He acted throughout grade school,
high school and college, often in comedic
roles. At New York's HamiltonCollege he acted alongside Sarah
Rafferty, the star of hit USA
Network TV series Suits.
college Lewis made the painful choice to forego
acting, following a career path in law
(he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brooklyn
Law School) that he said " made his Jewish grandmother
proud!" Still, his
passion for creative expression
never waned. He
started writing for fun in 2006,
then wrote and produced a short
comedy film, High Maintenance,
He also wrote and produced a series of Web clips for the political
web site Omiro.com in 2012 -
the same year he originally planned
to release his biggest project to
date - new comedy farce C
STREET that is finally
available through Video On Demand
US and iTunes
Canada. Yes, it's been
a long and winding road to get here
but it was journey Lewis felt compelled
C STREET Movie Poster
ďI had to write this
script," Lewis said.
"After years of watching libidinous lawmakers
perp-walking their way across the cable news networks, it made me wonder why such holier-than-thou politicians
kept getting caught, literally, with their pants down. It seems like every week thereís another lurid
story involving an oversexed politician engaged in an adulterous tryst."
"Whatís so compelling to me about these falls from grace is the
breathtaking hypocrisy. The
anti-prostitution crusader caught transporting an escort over state lines using taxpayer funds.
The anti-gay lawmaker discovered in a roadside rest stop literally with his pants down. The
religious right figure who preaches conversion therapy, only to be caught with an escort he
hired on RentBoy.com. The family values Governor who got lost on the Appalachian Trail."
"I got the idea for
C STREET after three politicians who
each roomed at the shadowy
C STREET house in Washington, D.C. were all implicated in sex scandals. I thought, what if there was a
place that politicians all went to have affairs? What would that be like? Who would be running
it? Just as Titanic isnít really about a sinking ship,
C STREET is about more than a sex scandal. At its
core, C STREET is about redemption and
change. Itís about two people finding themselves and
finding love amidst a sea of corruption. Itís also about people not being what they always seem
on the surface, and being open to what lies
underneath," Lewis said.
I had to make it. I love writing, and I wanted to be part of the creative process of
bringing my vision from script to screen. Making C
STREET has been a true labor of
love. It has
taken five years, a lot of perseverance, and a
home equity loan to get to this point.
When I started writing C Street in 2010, my goal was to produce the film in time for the 2012
elections but The Universe threw me a doozie of a
curve forcing C STREET went
to the back burner."
"We raised half the budget and had momentum going into 2013, but
life intervened again when
my mother was diagnosed with
lymphoma. C STREET went back on the shelf. After a year-long
battle with cancer, my mother passed away. Her death forced me to think hard about my
priorities. Was it realistic to think I was going to make
movie? Was I just
Lewis (standing at left)
on the C STREET set.
Was I really crazy enough to finance the movie myself?
Yup. Thank you Citizen's
C STREET I had the opportunity to work with a rising star of a director in
Peter Iengo, a dear friend and
amazing producer in Ann Luster, and the best crew on the planet (or at least in
Brooklyn!) They made the impossible possible, shooting the entire movie in
fourteen days Ė one day ahead of
schedule. We had a terrific casting director in
Erica Palgon and an AMAZING cast. They
elevated the script to an entirely different level. Iím so fortunate to have been a part of this
process, and proud of our irreverent little
baby,Ē Lewis declared.
check out the official C
STREET Movie Trailer
many friends in the domain world can
support his effort by
downloading a copy of C STREET
- and just as important - posting a
review at Rotten
Tomatoes. Those VOD
download links again are iTunes
US and iTunes
C STREET fares it isn't likely
to be Lewis's last effort. He has
already written seven feature length scripts, and is currently working on a television series and
new feature script!