Patrick Read Johnson

Patrick Read Johnson is an American filmmakerspecial effects artist and screenwriter. 

I can teach any of my students how to make a film. But I believe it is far more important for their future, as well as that of the film industry itself, that I teach them WHY they should make one. Once they understand the reason they’re doing this, students are far more interested in truly learning how to deliver their visions to audiences everywhere.

Career Highlights

  • Sold first pitch to 20th Century Fox when he was just 19 years old
  • First feature film was picked up by Disney/Touchstone at the behest of Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
  • Directed actors including George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Rita Moreno, Louise Fletcher, Joe Mantegna, Cynthia Nixon, Joe Pantoliano and many others