The Third Wheel directed by Johanny Mota

Thursday, September 27th
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM



When Jesse has one of his bad break ups he moves in with his best friend Mary and her boyfriend John. Tension arises between John and Jesse, and a big secret is revealed.


Director’s Biography

Johanny Mota is an actress and a writer from New York City. She grew up in Rhode Island where she attended the University of Rhode Island and received a degree in Social Work. After graduating college she decided to move to New York to pursue her true passion, acting. She attended the William Esper Studio where she completed their 2 years conservatory under the direction of David Newer. She attended the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) where she took several writing courses. She developed a love for writing and created a web-series title Internet Affairs about Internet dating, she wrote, produced, and starred in the series. Her short film Cheryl & Denise was an official selection at several film festivals and won best short comedy at the 2017 Madrid International Film Festival.

Director’s Statement

The Third Wheel has been brewing in my mind for a while now, I finally decided to sit down and write it and bring it to the screen. This was one of my favorite projects to work on because I got to work with an amazing group of people who are talented and dedicated to their craft. Coming from the success of my last film I was much more relax and confident in the direction I wanted to take. The film took only two days to film and features original music from two local NYC artist. I am very excited to share this film with the world.


Category: 2018 NYC BLOCK 8