Jonathan Ma lands film and television management, development and production deal with Stars Collective
Peter Luo’s Stars Collective has signed popular YouTube influencer Jonathan Ma (aka Joma) to a massive management, development and production deal.
With Stars Collective, Joma has the resources (financial and creative) and artistic freedom to create content (TV series, movies, hybrid content) that he believes will appeal not only to his millions of engaged followers, but to an audience wider world. One of the first projects to see the light of day is a fictional series about the birth of Bitcoin and the true identity of Satoshi.
Created by Joma, the Satoshi series begins in the present day with the sudden activation of Satoshi wallets that had been dormant for nine years. This causes panic in the crypto market, a massive sell-off and congestion on several chains. Satoshi is alive. What does he want? Why now?
The answers to these questions are REVEALED through two intertwined stories set in two different time periods. The first presents a young journalist of today, who needs a BIG BREAK in his career, trying to reveal Satoshi’s secret identity. The second follows a doctoral student in 2007 who became heavily involved in the invention of Bitcoin.
The dark comedy drama will be full of twists and turns and explore central themes defining the crypto space.
Joma is a former software engineer at Google who became a full-time YouTuber in November 2021 under the name of the channel Joma Tech. With over a million subscribers, Joma has built up a following of programmers and crypto enthusiasts by creating humorous sketches online.
Two of his most recent videos (NFT Ether Rock the video and the Wolf of Wallstreet Crypto video) went viral on Crypto Twitter allowing him to enter the crypto space as an artist. Wishing to evolve into a filmmaker, he created a NFT project called Vaxxed Doggos raising $200,000 in 42 seconds to produce his high-quality videos.
According to Peter Luo, “Jonathan connects authentically with a generation of consumers who think differently and exhibit ever-changing entertainment consumption habits. His following and strong engagement with fans is a direct result of his intelligence, his likability, creative flair and natural storytelling ability. We’re happy to support him with Stars Collective’s range of resources as we look to content development, production, distribution and storytelling. global in Web3 and blockchain. As we work towards establishing a Meta Hollywood company, our cooperation with Joma is an important starting point. “
“I’m very grateful to Peter Luo for seeing potential in me as a storyteller,” Joma said. “Having the support of Star Collective will really give me the confidence to tell the stories I want to tell and allow me to grow as a filmmaker much faster than if I did it alone. is like a dream coming true for me.”
Stars Collective helps foster the next generation of diverse voices and creative storytellers. The pioneering Stars Collective supports filmmakers, paving the way for a new aesthetic driven by the best young creative talent and powerful new voices.
Through Stars Collective, filmmakers and artists have the opportunity to develop content with guidance from industry luminaries such as directors Sam Raimi, John M. Chu and Alan Taylor, actor Xiaoming Huang and producers Donna Gigliotti, Gianni Nunnari, Chris Lee, Sanping Han, Paula Wagner, Patrick Wachsberger, Eric Heumann, Liming Ke, Rob Minkoff and Anthony Maccarten.
The filmmakers and their mentors work one-on-one and the collaborations continue until the films are released.
Stars Collective currently supports over 200 filmmakers and actors across the world, the majority of whom are women and represent a highly diverse mix of nationalities, ethnicities, races, and personal and professional backgrounds. Stars Collective integrates global resources by bringing together local alliances of film producers and film commissions, across Europe for example, to drive the production of more films of distinct styles and genres.
Stars Collective is in post-production on award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon’s latest feature, JAMOJAYA, starring world-renowned musical artist Rich Brian. Chon (“Blue Bayou,” “Gook”) wrote, directed, and produced the English-language musical drama. Stars Collective has also acquired the rights to the horror short film directed by Thomas Mendolia, “Mr. This for that”, and is developing and producing a feature film adaptation which Mendolia will direct.
Most recently, Stars Collective acquired the rights to Tong Hua’s best-selling sci-fi fantasy novel series “The Memory Lost in Space” and will adapt the popular story into both an English-language television series and a feature film.
A partnership with the Beijing Film Academy (BFA), through its educational institute BFA Century Group, establishes academic and educational projects in the global film industry, cultivates global talent, explores and promotes production technology cutting-edge cinematography and incubates global films with diversity and originality. The cooperation focuses on creative endeavors associated with the incubation, development, packaging, financing, production and distribution of a wide range of content for a global audience, as well as specialized training in new and emerging areas of the entertainment ecosystem. Stars Collective also has an official partnership with the Asian World Film Festival.