Rian Johnson of ‘The Last Jedi’ Shares ‘The Only Advice That Matters’ for Aspiring Directors

Having gone from a $500K feature to 'Star Wars', Rian Johnson knows a thing or two about the hero’s journey.

No matter what you think of Rian Johnson’s take on the Star Wars franchise, most filmmakers can likely agree that his filmmaking path is an enviable one. With only three features under his belt, he was brought on to helm one of the highest budget films in one of the most beloved film sagas of all time, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.

But the filmmaker's journey had hardly been effortless; His first feature Brick was almost ten years in the making before it went on to win a Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2005 for Originality of Vision. So it’s no wonder that, once he made the major coup of signing on to direct The Last Jedi, Johnson wanted to make sure the process was thoroughly documented.

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