JONATHAN LEWIS Writer/Director
Jonathan has worked extensively as an actor, writer and director for over 20 years, and has won a number of awards for his work. His first play was Our Boys – which he also directed at the Soho Theatre, Derby Playhouse and at the Donmar Warehouse – for which he won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best New Fringe Play, TAPS new Television Writer of the Year, and was nominated for the Lloyds Bank Playwright of the Year. Our Boys was revived in a major West End production in the Autumn of 2012, and was nominated for a number of awards including Best Revival and Best Acting Ensemble at the Evening Standard Awards as well as the What’s On Stage Awards. He also wrote and directed A Comedy of Arias at The Pleasance, Edinburgh as part of a Pick of the Fringe season at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End, as well as his own play All Mouth at the Menier Chocolate Factory. He has co-written and performs I Found My Horn which has played at theatres and festivals up and down the country (also Copenhagen, Lisbon, Abu Dhabi, New York, LA and at the Laguna Beach Playhouse). He also directed The Club by David Williamson and Chris England’s hit shows, Breakfast with Johnny Wilkinson (Menier Chocolate Factory and Edinburgh Fringe) and Twitstorm at the Park Theatre. He is currently work-ing on a trilogy for the theatre entitled Education, Education, Education. Part one, called A Level Playing Field, premiered at the Jermyn Street Theatre in April 2015. Part two, The Be All and End All, premiered at York Theatre Royal in May 2018
This is Jenn's first time Producing and it has been ‘quite the adventure’. When she first saw ‘Soldier On’ in London’s West End in 2018, she just knew it had to been seen by a wider audience, especially in Canada.
Jenn works with Roland Gossage at The Roland Gossage Foundation, a charity focused primarily on helping those who served either in the military or as first responders.
She would like to thank, Roland for his faith in her ability to convert aspiration into reality, everyone who met her search for help and advice with timely and unsung support, and - above all - Tom for believing in her and for his perseverance throughout, as she steered a gut instinct through to fruition.
Amanda works as a producer,writer and director in film, television, theatre and dance. She founded The Soldiers’ Arts Academy and The Charlie F Project (UK) Ltd. and was a director of Combat Veteran Players and Shakespeare’s Soldiers (Soliloquy Pictures Ltd). For film her credits include: How the Stage Saved a Soldier (Soldiers’ Arts Academy, 2017) and The Covenant (2017); Jadoo (2012) which premiered in official selection at the Berlin Film Festival 2013; Resistance (2011), nominated for the Cine Vision Award at the Munich Film Festival and for which Sharon Morgan won a Welsh BAFTA 2012 for Best Actress. Televison credits include: Breaking the Silence, Guilty my Arse, The Race for Everest, Children with a Difference, Crooked Britain and Watchdog (BBC). Theatre includes: Richard III (2017); Twelfth Night (2016). Dance includes: Muster (2015), Traces of War, and Remember (2017). 14
Jamie is a 5th generation Infantry officer. After Commanding The Highlanders, 4th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland in Iraq in 2008, he left the Army early to pursue a second career as an executive partner for an Historic Medieval Estate in the West Country. There he fell into the Film industry by pure chance. Carving out a niche role, he matches Supervising Location Managers with privately-owned historic properties; hidden locations that Directors would kill to film in. He has worked on Wolf Hall; Galavant; The White Princess; The Crown; ‘Will’; Poldark; Johnny English 3; The King and, most recently, The Voyage of Dr Dolittle. While recovering from a debilitating Stroke sustained in 2015, he met Jonny Lewis and joined the Soldiers’ Arts Academy. Through the SAA, he has performed at the Globe during Shakespeare-in-Remembrance delivering ‘Reflections on Command in Iraq’, has auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and supports a number of Service and Veterans’ charities. As a Reservist Lieutenant-Colonel he works for half of the year in Defence Diplomacy within the UK Ministry of Defence and is absolutely thrilled to have been trusted to fill the role of Assistant Producer for Toronto. He is a true Soldier On ‘Junkie’.
Roland Gossage is the CEO of GroupBy Inc. based in Toronto. GroupBy is one of the leading independent eCommerce software companies with clients such as CVS, Urban Outfitters, Crate & Barrel, & The Container Store on their roster.
Prior to starting his career in technology Roland was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served as a non-commissioned officer in the armoured core. Rolands regiment was The Governor General's Horse Guards. The Governor General's Horse Guards are an armoured reconnaissance regiment in the Canadian Army, part of 4th Canadian Division's 32 Canadian Brigade Group
Roland continues to participate with the military through The Governor General's Horse Guards Society and is a member at the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Roland recently started The Roland Gossage Foundation which is a charity focused primarily on helping those who served in the military or as a first responder.