A talented filmmaker was unwilling to give up majority control to a big studio for a small return.
That’s the story behind our first-ever Filmio Original motion picture, Patrick Read Johnson’s 5-25-77—a Star Wars™ companion film with express permissions from Lucasfilm and involvement with the original producers of Star Wars. Award-winning writer and director Patrick Read Johnson worked to bring his life story to the big screen for more than a decade. With a combination of funding, Johnson brought this film close to completion but struggled to finish it. The Film.io platform became a perfect fit, providing a fair and transparent ecosystem to make his dreams come true.