John Anthony

Actor. Filmmaker. Alien

Wade Wofford, Director, Writer and Producer of the upcoming feature “The Answer”

“Much like the adage that "you make a film three times: writing the script, shooting it, and editing," I find that working with actors is very similar; you work with them in a very different way in all three parts of the filmmaking process.  Most actors, in my experience, do not shine across all three...  John Anthony, on the other hand, proves a pleasure through each stage of the process. His intentness on understanding relationships and willingness to build character history enriches beyond the script in preproduction. During production, his sense of humor, willingness to work his ass off, and "turn it on" on demand were assets to shooting swiftly and efficiently. And during post, his consistency and strong choices shine through; movements made on specific lines from wide to close make the editor's task able to focus on quality rather than tedious technicalities. A true pro, and craftsman at his art.”



Having your cake and wearing it too...

I use to not care about my birthday.  I guess a part of me still doesn't give it its just deserts, but as the years continue to go by they are increasingly starting to kind of matter again.  You know when your a child, it's sort of a big deal.  Birthday parties and maybe a gift or two or ten.  The knowledge that your getting closer to being a teen or closer to being able to legally buy a brew.  Then for me a void happened.  I couldn't care less.  I in fact purposefully tried to avoid any special outings or events.  Shrugged off ideas to do the shit "BIG", and when asked how my bday was, I wasn't lying when I would say, "It was aight...".  It was just aight.  

Now I can get into the reasons why that which did matter dissipated, but that is for another sharing episode.  I will simply say that nothing changes without you making the change.  This year I ate some cake and wore more of it while doing what I absolutely love to do.   And after wiping vanilla frosting off of my eyelids and finally opening them to look around,  I was able to actually see all the love around me.  How sweet it is. 


  Smile Harder.