We’ve wanted to talk with Writer, Director, and Producer Patrick Read Johnson for some time now and it was worth the wait. Patrick shares some amazing stories about getting his start in the film business and how he swapped sci-fi stories with George Lucas on the set of BATMAN RETURNS.
He also talks about working on wearing multiple hats while working on DEAD HEAT. It isn’t often that you are able to do special effects, fill the role of Assistant Director, and be the Music Composer all on the same movie. We talk with Patrick about his work on WARLOCK and how that production differed from DEAD HEAT.
Finally, we talk about Patrick’s latest film: 5-25-77. It’s a true labor of love that was years in the making. It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can watch it on Showtime but you should really go buy the blu ray. Physical media is far more gratifying.