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.”



Why are you all up in my air though..

On the second tier of the Columbus Circle building looking out of the big glass facade entrance. Thinking...but, not.   After a few text exchanges I walk off and head to the escalator.  It's my turn to go, so I hop on to my now designated two steps. To my surprise a young woman hops on and positions herself next to me, on my steps.  I turn my head slightly to the left and the translation of my facial expression had to be.. 

"No other steps on this escalator to choose from bitch?"  

After breathing in the inconsideration for half the trip down, and if you know those escalators, it is long enough for contemplation, what followed was what I can only describe simply as...pleasant.  

Maybe it's just my NY impulse that makes me screw my face up when someone unwarrantedly gets too close. I try to practice positivity daily, but sometimes you get caught failing out there in the simplest universal pop quizzes.  So, I said to myself, shut the fuck up and be nice.  So, I did.

When we reached the bottom together, there was no serendipitous exchange.  No slight smiles or head nods.  Just the feeling.  And it felt good.  

 Smile Harder.