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.”

 

 

When the funk hits you…Dance motherf*cker, dance!

Even the most optimistic of us are at times at odds with desparative feelings.  The motivation, the drive, the fire that sustains the pace wains and we fall into a lackluster gaze.  A lull of an expression that reads, how in the hell am I to execute the next steps?

We go hard for so long that when the gear gets downshifted it's easy to feel like, "oh shit, I'm off pace".  Now, if you have ever driven a manual vehicle in any capacity you know that downshifting is an essential part of maneuvering this vehicle.  I use the word maneuver over drive because isn't that what we are do everyday of our lives?  Strategically (hopefully) making judgements when we need to speed up or slow down, veer to the left or right or just fucking stop completely and bust an ill U'e in the middle of traffic like "so what, kiss my ass mother fucka"(Michael Blaxson), because you just realized you've been driving in the wrong direction this entire time.

You might need to yell and shout at someone, most likely yourself, but after you get that out of your system that's when you reevaluate and recalculate your destination.  Turn that music back up, cause you know the music gets turned down when we get turned around, get that head nod back on the right tempo...

And go.

Smile Harder.