"The mistakes that you make in your own life, in your own personality, are assets on the film."
Born Bryan Alexander Lewis on April 15, 1985 in Chicago, who simply goes by B.A., is known for his narrative work in filmmaking, particularly concentrating on stories of overcoming racial and social injustices in African American communities. He is known by all as "Mayor" because of his innate ability to connect with people, which has served him well when working with clients.
Born and raised in Chicago, he eventually uprooted to Oklahoma, where he gained knowledge of both inner city toils and rural roots. This move led Lewis to garnering insight into different perspectives of the country.
Lewis graduated with an MFA from Florida State University, College of Motion Picture Arts in 2011, with a concentration in Film Directing and Cinematography. His thesis film, “The Collegians,” has garnered awards from notable festivals, including the Special Jury Award at the Pan African Film Festival, Saatchi and Saatchi Finalist at Run, and Shoot Martha’s Vineyard, as well as earning a Student Emmy nomination for the young director. Most recently, “The Collegians” was selected by American Black Film Festival for a distribution deal on Magic Johnson’s new network, “Aspire.”
Lewis’ dual skill set in cinematography and directing has been a major asset to the visual style of his work. B.A. is known for his work on Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis (2014), and The Collegians (2011)