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.”



(WO)MaN -Vs- TiME

Literally, as I was writing this at a restaurant in Brooklyn that I often go to work and clear the mind, I started to fell myself being faced with the exact idea of what I speak on in the next few paragraphs. My mortality.  Now, in this hospital bed after an experience that humbles the spirit, having to add a prologue of sorts to these thoughts, it becomes absolutely crystal as to whom and what deserves my love and light.                                                                                                                                        The following has been untouched.    

The biggest mistake that (wo)man make in this life is that we THINK we have time.

That warrants a repeat just to try to drill in the notion, but I'll save myself some time and continue my point, my rant, my observation.  Yes, observation.  Whatever you want to call it, but don't call this my opinion.  Opinions are useless most of the time.  Usually a person going off about a singularly visioned idea of what they believe to be true without pulling their own vices from the fact.  Ego-filled and almost always begins with "In my opinion…"  See..already it's bias.  This though, just happens to be fact.  

We all have done it.  Put something off because we are certain we will wake up tomorrow.  Turn on the news or flip through a Daily News or New York Post and you will see just how many tomorrows never come.  Do you think those husbands, mothers and sons didn't have plans for the next day?  A date, doing two weeks worth of laundry they've been putting off, making amends after a senseless fight, visiting a daughter...

We put a lot of worth in the things we make time for.  So know that when someone says "Sorry, I just didn't have time for the 16th time, it's safe to assume that unfortunately whatever that thing may be or human being being affected by this, isn't important enough for that person to delegate enough time for.  When someone cares, they find the time.  Period.  They will put laundry off.  They will be late for work for an early morning love session.  We literally make the time.  Now, sometimes time is very important.  It heals wounds, mends broken bones and revives a broken heart.  Still it's deceptive.  Makes you think you have it.  What you may have the chance to do today, just may not be there tomorrow.  And yes, it may seem that life is longer than it is shorter, but you can't tell that to Trayvon's parents.  

This is just my humbled observation.  If you love someone, tell them courageously.  If you hurt someone, apologize empathetically.  If you're greater than your present situation, upgrade yourself.  Don't waste time, thinking time will do it for you. 

Smile Harder.