The Filmio offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.


A new kind of entertainment company owned by fans

Small OPO
San Diego, CA
Film & Video
Accepting International Investment
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Imagine the Future of Film.

We are Filmio. Built by fans and Hollywood filmmakers so anyone can create and all can share in the profits. 

Filmio is a revolutionary idea — an entertainment company built by fans to be owned by fans. That means you can be a co-owner of a Hollywood studio that’s partnering with the likes of the producers of Star Wars, Lost in Translation, and The Godfather 2.

How is this even possible? The JOBS Act made it possible for people like you and me to own a stake in the companies, films, TV and music we love, and to share in the profits of that success.

The bottom line? We’re now disrupting an industry that’s lost sight of its mission. As a start-up entertainment company, our flagship hit TV series, Landmarks Live, lets us bring to fans everywhere, giants like Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Andrea Bocelli and host Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And that’s just the beginning. We’re redefining Hollywood in a way never before possible. Come join us on this journey. Together we’re going to make lots of great movies and have even more fun doing it.

Ian LeWinter, Co-founder & President, Filmio

Be a part of the new Hollywood with Filmio.


Investment Offer

Minimum Investment Amount (per Investor): $150.00

Price per Share: $1.00

Minimum 25,000 Shares of Common Stock ($25,000)

Maximum 1,000,000 Shares of Common Stock ($1,000,000)

Type of Security Offered: Class B Common Stock

Pre-Money Valuation:  $66,170,000

Get a stake in these (and more) Filmio Originals.


Full-feature movie (Drama)

Brad Paisley Concert

Landmarks Live on PBS (Music)

Landmarks Live on PBS with host

Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sex, Sound, Silence

Full-feature movie (Drama)

Beer Crawl

Reality TV series

Tiki Terror

Full-feature movie (Horror)


TV Series (Action / Adventure)


TV Series (Comedy)

Old Hollywood is broken.

Fans have NO ownership. Fans have no stake in the entertainment they love. They put money into the deep pockets of the studios and see no profit from a show’s success.

Fans have NO voice. Fans are merely spectators with no voice in what entertainment ends up in their living rooms.

Fans are left out. Fans have no participation in the creative process, by design. This model has now been proven unsustainable.

Filmio puts you in control.

Fans HAVE co-ownership. Now you can profit from the success of Filmio projects. That’s a linchpin of who we are.

Fans HAVE a voice. You’ll be an integral part of greenlighting the entertainment you love to see.

Fans ARE included. You’ll go behind the scenes and experience unique opportunities to interact with the creators. This is the only model able to carry entertainment into the future.

Filmio is at the heart of a $300 billion intersection.

There’s never been a better fusion of markets.

We love fans because we’re fans just like you.

Groundbreaking engagement opportunities exist for fans. They can talk to creators, help guide the entertainment they want to see and help that entertainment succeed.

We’ve redefined Hollywood to give creators a better deal.

We provide funding, creation and monetization pathways for creators that include our seed fund, intros to other funding partners and crowdfunding.

We want to put an entire industry to work.

Our goal is to have new projects in-house this year. We want to provide writers, directors, cinematographers, set designers and more with all the great projects they can handle.

They say, “Timing is everything.” We agree.

Distribution is exploding.

Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and even Amazon have identified this as an opportunity for themselves and now invest heavily in producing original, premium content to bypass the networks.

Streaming is now stable.

The heavy lifting is done. Broadband access is nearly ubiquitous. Consumers crave instant access to unimaginable content, and there’s never enough.

Growth enablers are ready.

Broadband, connected devices and payment infrastructure — the big three media content enablers — are positioned to support rapid growth. Cloud services are now widely available.

This is how we plan to redefine Hollywood.

You should be in movies. (Really.)

Take it from us. We’re more than overjoyed to be working on projects from people like the producers of Star Wars and The Godfather 2, the writer behind Rogue One, or Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and Andrea Bocelli from Landmarks Live. But what our work really comes down to is fueling a passion our fans have for great entertainment — a mandate we take very seriously. 


Think of Filmio as an independent studio, with worldwide reach, that partners with independent creators of movies, TV, music and more. These creators include Hollywood studios, creative professionals, world-class musicians and producers. We help them bring their projects to fruition—funding, producing and distributing their finished works. 

We utilize fan validation and financial support, investor support and the Filmio venture fund to monetize projects we then market and distribute for a financial return. Our proprietary model streamlines the process of getting projects to market, making them more competitive and, thus, more likely to succeed.


As is the case for any business investment scenario, return is impossible to predict. Each investor must weigh any predictive return against their specific investment models. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. 

Your Filmio stock purchase has specific financial terms, which you should consider carefully before making any investment decision. While no one can guarantee success in any industry, we are going to work tirelessly to succeed in this dynamic and exciting entertainment industry. That's just our style.

Filmio Originals. Great movies. Great TV. Great music.

What date did Star Wars first come out?

If you guessed 5-25-77, not only did  you get it right, you also guessed the title of our premiere movie! When we met the director — Patrick Read Johnson — and he shared his concept, we immediately knew this was a heartfelt story that needed to be shared with the world. It’s the story of how a sci-fi-obsessed teen’s first encounter with Star Wars changes his life forever.

This film allowed us to partner with the producers of Star Wars and Lost in Translation, along with the entire team that have labored to tell this inspiring story. It even features footage from the set of Star Wars: A New Hope, including a rare, behind-the-scene glimpse of the making of this iconic, industry-defining film.


Legendary stars playing legendary destinations

Created by veteran Producer/Director Dan Catullo and hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and legendary MTV host, radio personality and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame honoree, Matt Prinfield, LANDMARKS LIVE in Concert is the next generation of music television. 

This is live performance television on a whole new level. Musical giants showcase their talents at legendary destinations around the globe, performing at iconic locations. Some examples? Alicia Keys at the Statue of Liberty, Brad Paisley in the Appalachian Mountains, and Andrea Bocelli at the Palazzo de Vecchio. Available on PBS Television

We’ll even sweeten the deal.

These perks are our way of giving you something extra as a thanks for helping us build our ground floor! As always, send us an email if you have any questions. Happy investing!

All perks are subject to the development and launch of the applicable program or service offering.  Some of the programs or service offerings described may never be launched or become available, and the same is at the sole discretion of management.  By way of example, we may never open a Filmio store or offer Filmio swag, we may never launch the Filmio Now Live Streaming Network, produce any films, hold the Filmio’s Rockin the House party, create the Filmio Masterclass campus, or produce the Beer Crawl TV show.

In the Press

The Long-Awaited STAR WARS-Inspired Film 5-25-77 Gets a New Trailer and Release Date!
May 1, 2017

I'm sure a lot of you are already aware of this Star Wars-inspired film 5-25-77. The film comes from director Patrick Reed Johnson who has been working on the movie for well over a decade. This movie is a true love letter to Star Wars as it tells a coming-of-age drama story that centers on a teenage movie geek played by John Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks), whose life is changed by George Lucas' classic sci-fi fantasy film. This is an autobiographical movie about the director's own experience of how Star Wars affected him.

Patrick Read Johnson’s Long Awaited ‘Star Wars’ Movie ‘5-25-77’ Is Finally Done, Theatrical Release Coming Soon
June 5, 2015

Passion and patience don’t always mix, but Patrick Read Johnson has had plenty of both. Way back in 2007, his movie “5-25-77” screened at the Star Wars Celebration IV and then….sort of disappeared. The picture has never quite been fully completed, lacking the funds to take it over the finish line. And in the years since, it has popped up sporadically at film festivals, while Johnson has struggled to find a home for his picture, complete it, and get it released. And it’s a shame given that buzz has been very positive and that the premise should hit the nostalgic sweet spot for many.

‘5-25-77’ Will Finally Get Its Release – Check Out The Trailer
April 1, 2017

In a story exclusive to pioneering “geek’ website Ain’t It Cool News, the trailer for the long in the works film, 5-25-77, was revealed today. AICN’s Harry Knowles (who has seen a rough cut and has been championing the film since it’s inception almost a decade ago) calls it a “geeky Dazed and Confused“. I see a bit of Almost Famous in it a bit as well. Check out the trailer below.

The Indie Strikes Back! Long Awaited Film '5-25-77' Comes to Theaters for the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS...
April 29, 2017

15 years ago, Ain't It Cool News posted a story about an "investment trailer" being shot for a movie called 5-25-77 - a film later touted as being "From the Producers of STAR WARS and LOST IN TRANSLATION." That 2002 news item was sourced from an assistant camera operator... yours truly. In the years since, I've written a few times about the semi-autobiographical tale from filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson, both on this site (here's one from 2012) and at one point, a feature for STARLOG Magazine that ran on 5-25-09. Now, after numerous false-starts and premature announcements, this film about Star Wars' "Fan #1" is finally, really coming out...

April 29, 2017

I’ve been reading about Patrick Read Johnson’s love letter to Star Wars, the appropriately-titled 5-25-77, for many years. Too many, in fact. So I was overcome with joy on a lazy Saturday afternoon when, out of nowhere, a new trailer was released confirming that what could very well be described as The Ultimate Fan Film is finally on its way to theaters this May — just in time for the 40th anniversary of release of that global phenomenon known as Star Wars.

Star Wars-Inspired Film 5-25-77 Finally Gets a New Trailer and Release Date
May 1, 2017

Patrick Read Johnson has working on his Star Wars-inspired film 5-25-77 for over a decade. It's a coming-of-age story that stars John Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks) as a teenage filmmaker living in Wadsworth, Illinois, and his excitement for the premiere of Star Wars on May 25, 1977. The autobiographical film is a true love letter to Star Wars about the director's own experience on how the science fantasy franchise affected his life. A new 3-minute (rounded-up) trailer has been released, showing us a lot of nostalgic 70s-style geek culture, and it was announced that the film will be released on May 15, 2017 (very appropriate film title). It's incredible how this film was made in the course of 13 years, and it looks like Johnson's passionate efforts paid off.

5-25-77 trailer for a 5-25-17 release everywhere!!! Over 40 Years In The Making!!!
April 29, 2017

Hey folks, Harry here... 10 years ago I held a local screening of a rough cut work in progress of Patrick Read Johnson's Autobiographical pic about his legendary status as the first kid to see STAR WARS and how that changed his life forever. I know, I know... STAR WARS changed a lot of us and why should we care about this kid's story? Well, for one... It isn't just STAR WARS... This film is a time capsule that Johnson and his incredibly talented Geek Talent Friends have been working to finesse this film till they were perfectly... Seventies. More so, the film is a coming of age story that tells the tale of Love and the Geek. The film feels like a geeky DAZED & CONFUSED at times, at least as a rough cut.

'5-25-77' is like 'Dazed and Confused' for Star Wars geeks
May 15, 2017

For Star Wars fans, the date May 25, 1977 holds religious-like importance. It's the day the original film came out. It's also the title of the new film "5-25-77," which is part teenage comedy and part love letter to late-'60s/'70s films like "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Jaws" and, of course, the film that would change everything for so many, "Star Wars."

May 1, 2017

In 1977, Patrick Read Johnson was one of the first people outside of ILM employees to see Star Wars before it was finished—subsequently cementing his place as the very first Star Wars fanboy. That may not have been the start of Johnson’s journey as a director, but it was an important step on the way. For over a decade, Johnson has attempted to bring his biopic, 5-25-77, to the big screen. This year, Johnson’s dream will finally be achieved—just in time for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.

‘5-25-77’ Trailer: This Love Letter to ‘Star Wars’ Arrives in Time for the 40th Anniversary
May 1, 2017

We’ve been hearing about the Star Wars-themed coming-of-age tale 5-25-77 for nearly a decade. After starting production in 2004, the film debuted at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October of 2008 under the title ’77, but ended up going back to a release that that Star Wars fans will recognize as the exact day that George Lucas first took us into a galaxy far, far away.

5-25-77 Is a Movie About Love for Star Wars...We Think?
May 1, 2017

May 25, 1977 was a landmark for film fans; it was the day Star Wars was released and basically changed the entertainment landscape forever. That also seems to be the story the movie 5-25-77 , written and directed by Patrick Read Johnson, wants to tell. Maybe. Possibly? Honestly, after seeing the trailer it’s kind of tough to tell.

Offering Summary

Minimum [25,000] shares of common stock ($25,000)

Maximum [1,000,000] shares of common stock ($1,000,000)

Filmio, Inc.

Corporate Address
5825 Oberlin Drive, Suite 5, San Diego, CA  92121

Description of Business
Filmio, Inc. is an entertainment company that is building an unprecedented content library by producing original content, acquiring rights to content and partnering with great creators to invest in their entertainment projects in exchange for rights and equity in those projects. The Company is building a highly sophisticated platform that enables fans to participate in the funding, creation and distribution of high-end independent content through its own online streaming platform, Filmio Now, which takes online streaming services like Netflix to a whole new level.

Type of Security Offered
Class B Common Stock
Purchase Price of Security Offered

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 



All Who Invest:

Every Investor gets:

  • Free Early Access to our premiere film, 5-25-77 (Video On Demand)

  • 20% Lifetime Discount for  Great Filmio Swag at the Filmio Store  

  • Early Access and a lifetime 20% discount on 2 tickets per investor to Filmio Theatrical Releases                                                         

  • Lifetime 20% discount on future Filmio Originals Video On Demand releases

  • FREE 12 months, and lifetime 20% discount for Filmio Now streaming network (if and  upon Filmio Now Launch)

  • A free tour of Filmio Studios (if and upon Filmio Studio Launch and does not include travel expenses)

  • Behind the scenes access to select special Filmio events

  • Ability to use YOUR VOICE to influence what films, TV series and other projects get made! 


*If and upon Filmio Now launch. Subject to Availability 


Invest $500+

(and all the stuff in the Golden Ticket)

  • FREE Filmio Swag priced up to $25 from the Filmio Store (if and when the Filmio Store is launched), including:

    • Filmio “Liberate Creators” T-Shirt

    • Exclusive 5-25-77 Movie Baseball Cap (Autographed by the Director)

    • Any other items in the store

  • 1 FREE VOD pass per investor for ALL Filmio Originals released in 2017 and 2018 

  • FREE Additional 12 months (24 months total) of Filmio Now streaming network (if and upon Filmio Now Launch)

  • Special VIP editors cuts for Filmio Originals that may be produced

  • An invite (and a plus one) to our amazing Filmio’s Rockin the House; our annual, soon-to-be-legendary, shindig exclusively for shareholders (if produced)

Subject to Availability


Invest $1000+

(and all the stuff in the Shebang)

Get the Filmio EXCLUSIVE VIP Black Card Lifetime Membership, including:

  • 5 YEARS FREE Filmio Now streaming network access (upon Filmio Now Launch), followed by a 50% lifetime discount

  • 1 Year VIP Access to Filmio Masterclass Campus to learn to make films (if and when the Masterclass Campus is opened)

  • 4-Free Tickets Every Year to a Filmio Original Premiere in the Filmio VIP Theater (if and when launched)       

  • Complimentary Access to Filmio Signature Events                                                      

  • “Be-an-Extra” notifications for Filmio Original Productions (be in the movies!)

  • Additional FREE Filmio Swag priced up to $25 from the Filmio Store (if and when the Filmio Store is launched) ($50 Total) 

  • Monthly VIP Newsletter - Beginning in September 2017

  • Early Notification of Filmio Original Theatrical Premieres

*If and Upon Filmio Now launch. ** If and upon VIP Theater opening. Both subject to availability.


Invest $4800.00+

24 Total Available Perks at This Level

INVEST OVER $4,800 and be a guest drinker on our reality TV show, Beer Crawl, if and when produced. We tour the country seeking the best in brewing from today’s craft brewery innovators. We’ll also be beer-talking on camera while we drink these amazing brews (we’ll discuss just about anything). We’d be honored to have you as our special guest.

Subject to availability. Airfare and lodging and other expenses not included. One guest drinker per episode.



Invest $25,000.00+


5 Total Available Perks at This Level

INVEST OVER $25,000 and you and a guest will spend 3 days, 2 nights at the Del Coronado Hotel for a Film Festival Weekend. You’ll arrive via limo and walk the red carpet of the San Diego Film Festival in style with two All-Access VIP Passes. Mingle with stars at the awards ceremony and after party.

*Subject to availability. Airfare and other expenses not included.


Invest $50,000.00+


5 Total Available Perks at This Level

INVEST OVER $50,000 and we’ll help you bring your movie, TV or music to life. You define your needs and we’ll create a curriculum tailored to get you the coaching you need. You’ll get five 3-hour sessions with writer & director Patrick Read Johnson, 25-year music and film veteran Peter Bowers and many other industry professionals.

Subject to availability. Airfare and lodging, and other expenses, not included.

All perks are subject to the development and launch of the applicable program or service offering.  Some of the programs or service offerings described may never be launched or become available, and the same is at the sole discretion of management.  By way of example, we may never open a Filmio store or offer Filmio swag, we may never launch the Filmio Now Live Streaming Network, produce any films, hold the Filmio’s Rockin the House party, create the Filmio Masterclass campus, or produce the Beer Crawl TV show.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We may incur Irregular Uses of Proceeds which may include but are not limited to the following: vendor fees and salaries and/or expenses paid to the Company’s directors or officers or their friends or family, any “Administration Expenses” that are not strictly for administrative purposes, any “Travel and Entertainment” expenses, repayment of founder loans up to $20,500, and any repayment of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$268,526.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$3,123.59 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$306,788.01 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$63,262.09 USD
$0.00 USD


A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Warning! Warning, Will Robinson! Only 39,615 seconds left!

9 days ago

We’re counting down by seconds now! The robots are flailing their arms! You can almost hear the clock ticking away the minutes until Filmio’s crowdfunding effort on StartEngine is over. This means that this opportunity to own part of an actual entertainment studio is closing.

When you join us as an investor in Filmio, you’ve joined a community of fans and creators who are ready for a new system of moviemaking. In the new system, you have a voice. Entertainment gets made the way it should be — by collaboration.

An opportunity like this comes along just once in a lifetime. Don’t let this one pass you by.

You’ve been warned.

Last day! Jump On Board and Let’s Change History Together!

10 days ago

What are you doing today? We all start our days with a to-do list, whether we write it down or just keep it in our heads. Here’s one more: Take a step toward the future and invest in Filmio! Today is the last day of our crowdfunding campaign through StartEngine. If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry, here’s your chance.

As an investor in Filmio, you help decide which projects in our creator ecosystem are greenlit. Once the projects you choose are completed and become profitable, you can benefit. With an investment in Filmio of $150 or more, you’ve joined other investors who are putting entertainment where it belongs — in the hands of the fans.

Only Two Days left to be a part of the new Hollywood.

10 days ago

Imagine a new Hollywood. This new Hollywood is built by fans and creators so anyone can create and everyone can benefit. This is Filmio’s Hollywood. And you can be a part of it. But there’s a catch. You only have two more days.

Because of our success raising capital from the investor community, Filmio will be discontinuing our crowdfunding initiative on StartEngine. This will likely be the only opportunity most people have to invest in a real entertainment studio and share in the rewards. And we’re not just talking about movie t-shirts and posters.

When you invest in Filmio, you’re investing in the future of the entertainment industry. If a creator has a script, an idea, or even a concept, you’ll be one of the people who decide if the project gets made. It’s the true democratization of Hollywood. Don’t be one of those who passes it by. See the full story on our StartEngine page and join us. Welcome to the new Hollywood. 

Only Three Days Left… Get a black card. Last chance.

11 days ago

Wanna feel like a VIP? Movie execs in Hollywood had to sell their souls and claw their way to their VIP status. Filmio’s got an easier way but you have to act fast!

There are only three days left of Filmio’s crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. Investors have responded enthusiastically to our Regulation D offering, raising nearly $1 million, and jumpstarting us into the next phase.

If you invest $1000 or more on our StartEngine crowdfunding page, you’ll get Filmio’s exclusive Black Card along with all the perks, including free Filmio Now streaming, free tickets to Filmio Original premieres, and free Filmio swag. (Check out our CF page for the complete goodie list and other details.) So rather than selling your soul, you can make a smart investment — within the next three days, don’t forget — and instantly become a VIP.  What are you waiting for?

Only 4 Days Left… Power is power. Especially in Hollywood

13 days ago

Ever ask yourself, “How in the world did this movie get made?” Until now, just a few powerful people in Hollywood made the decisions about what you get to watch. Shockingly, these people are more concerned with making money than with giving you great entertainment. With Filmio’s groundbreaking business model for a new Hollywood, you can have your say. But you need to act fast.

In four days Filmio will be closing our crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. That means the end of your opportunity to invest in a real entertainment studio. The end of your opportunity to get some power of your own to greenlight projects from today's most talented filmmakers, producers, and directors.

You didn’t think an opportunity like this would last forever, did you? Don’t let this one get away. Filmio is where it’s all happening. Join us and get involved in the excitement.

Only 6 Days Left… The Upside Down

15 days ago

A lot can happen in six days. Walls are built. Cabinet members change. And Filmio, the entertainment company built by fans for fans, closes its crowdfunding opportunity. With the success we’ve had in raising funds in our Regulation D offering, we will discontinue our crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. There’s still time for you to get involved, but not much.

If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to join the many who have become owners in Filmio, that moment is now! For a minimum investment of $150, you can help influence what projects are greenlit, and share in the rewards! Imagine watching a movie with your friends and being able to say, “I helped make this film happen, and I have a chance to benefit.”

There’s been a lot of excitement here at Filmio, with even more to come. More TV, more movies, and more great concerts. Be a part of the future of entertainment. Help make original shows and films you want to see!

Because in just six more days this crowdfunding campaign will end. Forever.

Only 8 Days Left… Amazing News Coming. Last Chance.

17 days ago

The countdown has begun! In little more than a week, this campaign will end. Your opportunity to own and profit from a real entertainment studio — a studio where democracy is the order of the day — is closing.  Investors have jumped on the Filmio bandwagon, raising nearly $1M (and counting) and because of this success, we will not be extending the Reg CF campaign on StartEngine.

Investors have recognized that Filmio is creating a new kind of entertainment industry and the excitement is palpable. More and more new projects become available to us every day. And you can greenlight the next wave of entertainment as a co-owner of Filmio!

For only eight more days, you have the opportunity to participate our Regulation CF Crowdfunding Campaign and be an important part of a fan-owned entertainment company that supports empowers fans and liberates creators.. You have a chance to change history and be part of a massive disruption in the entertainment industry. An opportunity of this magnitude typically comes along only once in a lifetime!

Give yourself ownership. Give yourself a voice. Become an investor in Filmio. Together we’ll create a world in which we can say, “Remember when just a select few decided what movies would get made?” 

Only 9 Days Left… Own a piece of the new Hollywood studio. Last chance on StartEngine!

18 days ago

Lights, Camera, Action… What “action,” you ask?  The action of you getting your own piece of the Filmio rock… (this is not an insurance ad). I’m Ian LeWinter and I’m the President of Filmio and I’m here to tell you that in just 9 days this Filmio investment opportunity will close. Due to the success of our fundraising efforts to accredited investors under our Reg D offering where we’ve raised nearly $1M so far (with significant traction on the remainder of the offering), we are not extending the Reg CF campaign on StartEngine, so this is truly your last chance to own a piece of Filmio here on StartEngine. Things here at Filmio are positively explosive. We continue to grow our ranks and advance our project, creating an entertainment company built and owned by fans who support creators in bringing their projects to fruition. Investing in Filmio is making a bold statement for both opportunity and fairness in the entertainment world. One where anyone with a great idea can work to bring that idea to life. Join me by becoming an investor now!

The San Diego Intl. Film Festival and Filmio

about 1 month ago

Great Day Everyone! 

At Filmio we champion financial fairness in the entertainment industry and the power of great ideas. We know that these amazing ideas can come from anyone. We are committed to creating an ecosystem where anyone from a seasoned pro to a newbie will be treated with the same respect and have the same opportunities to make their passion projects a reality.

In addition we are supporters of our beloved industry and for us that begins at home. This week is San Diego International Film Festival week and we will be showing up in a big way and supporting this industry we love.

We will be walking the Red Carpet, watching great movies and reveling in the entertainment atmosphere! We work to support our local Film Festival in every way we can because it’s a great step towards building and supporting our local movie industry. 

We recently let the Festival take over our San Diego offices to hold their pre-festival volunteers meeting. It was a fun affair and we were honored to host. 

What Tonya Mantooth, Festival Executive & Artistic Director had to say…

"The Filmio team has been a great supporter of the San Diego Intl Film Festival and we are thankful to have them in our corner! Expect great things from them!"  ~ Tonya Mantooth, Executive & Artistic Director

The San Diego Film Festival At Filmio 

The Festival begins tonight with a screening of MARSHALL from director: Reginald Hudlin, after parties and the red carpet! 

See you there!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].


As you might know, Filmio has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Filmio be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.


To the Future and Beyond!

about 2 months ago

Greetings from the bridge of the U.S.S. Filmio, the world's first intergalactic, warp-fusion, communal, content creation battlesystem.

I’d like to let all of our followers and investors know how much you mean to us. Thank you for your interest and support.

We wanted to let you know that while raising money here on StartEngine has been a learning experience, we’ve raised nearly 1 Million Dollars in our Private Placement Offering with new investors and capital coming in every day.

Additional Update Information:

Our first movie, 5-25-77, is receiving impressive media and fan attention. If you Google AV Squad, you’ll find one of the world’s premier movie trailer creators. They have nearly finished a brand new trailer for this movie — and what we’ve seen is amazing! This trailer is going to be a game-changer for the upcoming wide theatrical release slated for Spring 2018. And the new sweetening that the amazing group of creators at 5-25-77, LLC is doing to the film promises an updated version that is truly worthy of the heartwarming story. 

Lastly is a tease! We are changing the world every day. To bring our ultimate goal to fruition, we’ve been working on a very exciting extension to the grand plan. You will hear about it in the next few weeks. 

Thanks to you all. We look forward to having you on the ride with us. There’s no time like the present to make an investment in our awesome opportunity!

Amending our Securities Offering

3 months ago

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Filmio offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of that change:

Film.IO is extending the end date of the campaign by 90 days.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Filmio is Conducting a Close on Their Offering

4 months ago

Filmio has exceeded their minimum funding goal and are continuing to accept investments through 8/13/2017.

Per their offering terms, and because their equity crowdfunding campaign has now exceeded the minimum funding goal by over 56%, they have decided to conduct a closing on 8/10/2017. If your funds have cleared you will have up until 48 hours prior to this closing to cancel your investment. If your funds have not yet cleared by this date, then you will be part of the next closing if and when your funds do clear.

Filmio and 5-25-77 - the Ultimate "Fan Film" For Fans and Filmmakers Alike

4 months ago

Hi all, 

I wanted to update you about what the next steps are for our flagship movie: 5-25-77.

It has been a real honor for us to help bring this inspiring movie to people around the country. 5-25-77 is an expertly crafted story about a kid who dreamed of the bright lights of Hollywood, who then, against all odds, is given a guided tour of the magic behind the movies that would define cinema for a generation.

Based on true events in the life of filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson, 5-25-77 is a reminder to all of us that dreams can come true, if you are willing to leave the comfort of what you know, and jump headfirst into the unknown.

This film encapsulates the Filmio mission. To help tell the important stories that fall through the cracks of Hollywood. The reviews are in, and fans agree with us.

We received great reviews and garnered considerable attention playing to several sold out theaters. The goal of the limited release was an attempt to boost the profile of the film at an opportune time and it worked. Interests are peaked and the film has now entered a wider path to release. We had an over 70% fill rate at the theater premiers with a short runway to promote.

We are now working on our plan for broader release. The path to broaden the release is two fold. First we are in discussions with traditional distributors who are interested in parallel marketing opportunities with Last Jedi, which will begin showing trailers around September about the same time we would release our promotion and announce the wider theatrical release.

We are also in discussions with some large companies which have all shown interest in participating in a wider release, with potential for a wider release to 1000 theaters.

The plan for selling the film is also ongoing and we are in talks with major Hollywood distributors, as well as independent distributors. We are awaiting a distribution and marketing plan as well from a boutique studio and a major distributor. 

We also have a former studio exec who worked for Paramount who now is a studio distributor, who was part of Raiders Of Lost Ark and the Star Wars films. He loves the film and is very close with the writers behind Stranger Things who are considering releasing the film via a major distributor and building a spin-off television series.

And if all of that isn’t enough… we are finalizing our VOD plans so we will be ready once our theatrical windows close. The plan is to release in conjunction with the beginning of the The Last Jedi and our trailers would begin circulation in early fall with a VOD release just days before the theatrical release of Last Jedi creating a perfect storm for 5-25-77.

And if that isn't enough, here are the links to all of the reviews and mentions 5-55-77 has received so far:

Thank you all for your continued support and investment in what we are building here at Filmio. Stay tuned for more important updates, and don't forget to share our campaign with your fellow fans and filmmaker friends and family! 


Ian LeWinter

Help Us Change the World (Of Entertainment)

4 months ago

Hi all! 

We are overcome with gratitude at the support so far, and thanks to all of you, we are dollars and cents away from hitting our minimum goal. We’re almost there! 

In business news, one of our Filmio Co-Founders and Chief Content Officer Peter Bowers is in Athens this week fulfilling his role as Senior Producer to the City Drive Group producing the latest episode of the music travel show Landmarks Live In Concert  featuring the Grammy Award-winning rock band Foo Fighters live at the iconic Acropolis of Athens, Greece. More exciting news like that will be coming soon! 

At Filmio, we are building a community around changing the world of entertainment, and that community starts with you. Now that you're part of the team, here's how you can help us change the world (of entertainment).

We need to get the word out about our campaign and what we're doing. Please share with your family, friends, and on social media. We have written a few posts to get you started:


@Filmio_Inc is where fans and creators bring great entertainment to life, and you can own a piece of the action!   

Own a piece of @Filmio_Inc - the company that’s flipping the Hollywood model upside down.

I own shares in a @Filmio_Inc. You can too! #equitycrowdfunding


“Hey friends! I’d love for you to check out this campaign from Filmio. They are changing the way entertainment gets made. At Filmio, creators can find the resources and funding they need to bring their original ideas to life, and fans can benefit from the success they helped create. I invested in this company, and you should consider doing the same!”

“Currently, fans of TV shows and movies are rewarded for their support with the opportunity to spend money on things like merchandise and tickets. I just invested in a company called Filmio, which will reward fans with the ability to earn money. Check out their campaign page and consider becoming an investor.”

Please share any of these messages, or your own original creation - you know we love original creations at Filmio. Help spread the word by inviting your network to visit our page to learn more about Filmio. Thanks you again, and let's keep changing the world!


Ian LeWinter


5 months ago

An astounding big thanks to those who have invested and those who are following our progress so far. Our crowdfunding journey has only just begun, but we’re excited about our traction and we hope you are as well. 


Also… we’re excited to announce the next episode of Our flagship hit TV series Landmarks Live, sponsored by Filmio: Andrea Bocelli at the Palazzo Vecchio hosted by Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers! This breathtaking experience is premiering at 10pm/9pm central on PBS, Friday June the 30th. 



We began disrupting an industry that’s lost sight of its mission long before this campaign started. Landmarks Live, lets us bring to fans giants like Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Kings of Leon, Black Eyed Peas, Andrea Bocelli and host Chad Smith to our fans. And our flagship feature film, 5-25-77, just sold out an exclusive pre-screening release in multiple cities across North America.


We’re so excited to share this and so much more with you. As an investor in Filmio, your success is our success! 

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