John Wayne S. III
John Wayne S. III (JW) is a storyteller, film-
JW’s remarkable career in production and film began as a production assistant for
director George Tillman Jr’s (Soul Food and Men of Honor) first feature length film,
Scenes for the Soul. When production of the film wrapped, JW then explored the music
industry with Grammy-
Encouraged by his growing knowledge and intimacy with production and publicity, JW joined forces with director DA Bullock to produce music videos. Shortly after that JW started JWS Productions. Since its inception, JW has produced over 200 music videos, 70 commercials, and a variety of media projects with BET and The Colours Network, respectively, to develop programming.
Ten years later, JW became President and General Manager of DL Records, where he guided the label’s trajectory and helped propel its artists into mainstream media. JW’s time with DL Records generated the hit single, “We Don’t Play Dat”, which was produced by Lil John and featured Bun B of UGK.
Content with his successes in the music industry but longing for more, JW was eager
to return to the frontier of documentary and feature films. He started Londyn Town
Pictures in 2009 to produce Last Step Before Reality, a documentary that followed
6 young adults, aged 18-
Aside from JW’s film directorial debut with Red All Over, he continues to produce
and direct several other film and TV projects. When JW isn’t immersed in the world
of independent cinema, he enjoys cycling, cooking, reading sci-
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