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'm about to get bigger...(or) "My Little Valentine, America...I'll bleed for you."

I know!  Dirty minded immediately.  I know how you perverts think.  You are right though, people's minds are exceptionally polluted.  It's quite telling though.  That visceral thinking that we all are truly governed by.  It's more apparent right now than ever.  In my lifetime at least.  The courage of such hate fueled people to share the darkest parts of their minds and just blurt out the tar that resides in it.  And whom are the victims?  Apparently the real monsters.  The apparent uneducated, lazy and criminal by nature.  The ones that should go back to Africa, or Mexico, or Christ cause Jesus can draw that gay right out of you!  I often wonder how the KKK and southern "blacks" can come to praise the same God.  Like the hilarious line from "Oh brother, where art thou"..."Not my God!"

The fact is, I'm not in the least surprised at the wack station of today's society.  If you are, you're forgetting a very important thing.  Change is hard.  Like extremely hard.  Think about your own life and some bad habit you have tried to improve on or rid yourself of all together.  Not an easy feat, so why would we think people whom rarely if not ever have traveled out from under their primordial umbrellas to know what the rain feels like.  Watching storms from roofs built from the aching, bloodied backs of "criminals" that are lucky enough to be given the chance to praise their one true God.  And the children follow suit. And their children. And so it goes.  

There is a light though.  You know the one left on to illuminate the ones traveling underneath the veil of night.  The same light held by men like Wentworth Cheswill.  You know, the other guy riding that faithful night Paul Revere took to the streets with his lantern.  Yea, that black guy you never hear about in your history class.  Within the muck, the mire is being loosened by truth seekers, and the disenfranchised looking to get to the bottom of their true family trees.  This great nation's roots are black, so so so black and I get it...many people are afraid of the dark. 

 

Smile Harder.