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.”



Advice from a veteran in the game...

During a callback today, which I plan to book, I got some of the best, simplest words on acting from the very talented and respected Paul Haggis.  

He was directing me and before I started he said...

"If you can feel it, I can see it.  You don't have to show me."

Knowing my own personal vices I work on in my art, these words really hit me like a bullet and sank deeeeep.  Less is more, and even less is too much.

"So, don't do shit?"  

"Exactly, now I believe you!"

God, I love this work.

Smile Harder.