Lavinia Jones Wright’s unique and creative films, music and writing draw on her experiences in journalism, documentary filmmaking, traditional and digital film production, theater, comedy and rock and roll.
With director Alex Steyermark, Lavinia traveled America cutting 78rpm records, producing and writing for the acclaimed The 78 Project Movie (World Premiere, SXSW Film Festival 2014) and The 78 Project web series (Cannes Cross Media Corner 2013).
As a producer, Lavinia has worked on feature films, short format narrative and documentary, commercials, music videos and branded content, both freelance, and through her relationships with production companies like Our Secret Handshake and 1030 Productions. She is currently producing the feature-length narrative film Lovers, directed by Taylor McFadden, which just completed principal photography in Denver, CO. She is also currently directing her first film, Love All Alices, a hybrid documentary about the legendary acting teacher Alice Spivak.
As an actor, Lavinia can be seen in The Affair on Showtime and most recently In The Heights, as well as in numerous other TV, film and web projects. She is on the Board of Directors of Alice Spivak’s OnTheRoad Repertory Company, and most recently starred in their productions of Gruesome Playground Injuries and Lou Gherig Did Not Die of Cancer.
With her sister, director Maris Jones, Lavinia co-created The Jones Family Retro Show, a live rock and roll comedy and variety show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn that Gothamist called one of the “Best Things to Do in NYC.” As a journalist, Lavinia has contributed to The Oxford American, Billboard, SPIN, Harp and Crawdaddy!, and previously wrote and edited for ASCAP’s Playback magazine, website and music industry award shows. She has directed music videos for artists including The Mynabirds, Ashley Strongarm and ARMS.
Along with her sister Maris Jones, Lavinia is currently co-founding an art-forward production company as well as developing multiple upcoming web series and films.