The primary objective of Anthony's filmmaking journey has been to provide fellow actors with demo reel material. Many of his classmates were new to acting but many were also being asked for demo reel submissions for their own auditions. So in 2014, he wrote/directed/produced the film short "Flashback" to give each of the 15 actors involved their demo reel material.
One of his classmates would later suggest that the short be submitted to the largest film short contest in the country called the LaFilmPrize. That entry got into the final selection round and Anthony was awarded a 2014 Top20 LAFP Filmmaker plaque for being its director.
Since then he has written/directed/produced 4 other film shorts in the next 2 years, and is now currently, in 2017, working on his first feature and will again be casting his classmates at the Nancy Chartier Film Acting Studio.
Top20 Filmmaker interview at the 2014 LaFilmPrize. Synopsis: When will you make that pivotal conversation with the one you love? "Flashbacks" reveals the complexity of relationships through human experiences. In this story, we see Hannah struggling to understand a complex relationship. Her capacity for unconditional love gives her the power to take that responsibility.
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, the film follows the journey of a wife going through an intense struggle to either live up to what society and culture dictates or live life that celebrates her strength and compassion as an individual. Domestic violence is often hidden behind closed doors and often times rising out of the situation requires the survivor to drum up exceptional courage and determination to make a change in their lives. IMDB details.
Synopsis: Mekala's uneventful life takes a strange turn from the gambling addictions of a theatre director, the mafia, her love interest Ben (the bartender), the Woman In White (the badass assassin), and Tong (the villain).
Alien Shrink (2017)
Synopsis: Subsequent to an inter-galactic dispute, an investigator is sent down to Earth to prove the downward spiral of humanity leaves it a race not worth saving - that is until the investigator meets a teenager who changes his mind.
Synopsis: The last time Fu was on a date, he accidentally set her hair on fire. This time, will he be able to use martial arts to save his skin?