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.”

 

 

Brevity...

"You have to rehearse being natural."

I know it sounds backwards, but it's kind of a big deal.

"You have to rehearse being natural."

When someone all of a suddenly asks "So tell me about yourself?", does your butthole clench up as much as your jaw does for a split second?  Your heart rate increases along with your core temperature and a fog suddenly rises in your brain...and then what the fuck comes out of your mouth...?  Not a God damn thing worth hearing.  Nobody cares about what your hobbies are.  Nobody cares that you use to put on your own plays at the tender age of go fuck yourself.  "Ain't nobody got time for that!"  Thank you Sweet Brown, but this is the truth.  We have twenty seconds, if that, to truly engage anyone we are conversing with, let alone a casting director that has already seen 47 of you before lunch.  

So what to do?  Be you.  A fully prepared, rehearsed and so damn refined you.  A you that is so clear about who you are and what you represent that you won't kill yourself with the unsure, junior high like response, "Well, what do you want to know?"  Don't miss the point of the question.    It will never be what you say.

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Go rehearse you!

Smile Harder.