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.”




I fucking love making to do lists with check boxes next to them and actually doing them and checking those boxes off.  I swear I would put "call mom" as something to do with a box next to it just so I can check that shit off.  It's such a satisfying feeling, especially for someone who has struggled with procrastination all his life.  For one, it holds me accountable for all the tasks I know I need to do, and two, it makes me actually remember what the fuck I have to do.  I'm old school with it too, I mean a pen to pad list of things to do.  If I tried to technologify this and email myself reminders, I would need an email reminder reminding me of my reminder.  

Doing the things you know you need to do feels so damn good.  I guess the trick is remembering how much better it feels than not, cause not doing shit sometimes feels awesome too.  Then it doesn't at all.  Just like getting wasted.  Always a great idea, until it's not.  The morning after, yea man, total opposite of a regretful "what the fuck did I do last night?"  All you have to do is look at your list.  Boom. Now you know.

Smile Harder.