Lurker Productions / Love, Antosha
• Love, Antosha is a documentary film about the life of the late actor Anton Yelchin, who Was killed in an accident in 2016.
• Yelchin also had cystic fibrosis in front of the public and most people who knew him were kept secret.
• Men's Health talked to producer Drake Doremus about Love, Antosha which opens this Friday.
When he died in a car crash in 2016, 27-year-old Anton Yelchin was well on his way to becoming one of Hollywood's best-known character actors. With supporting roles in major films such as J.J. Abrams' Star Trek series and leading roles in independent films such as the blatant horror / thriller Green Room Yelchin was a respected and beloved presence in the industry.
Behind the scenes, nobody knew that he was also dealing with a chronic illness: Yelchin was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age, a chronic disorder affecting the lungs, the digestive system and other internal organs. It requires daily maintenance, and people who have been diagnosed with the disease are on average mid to late 30 years old, some are between 40 and 50 years old.
This is the general catch of Love, Antosha, the new documentary focusing on Yelchin's life and his personal relationships. The film gives an insight into the actor's various creative activities while living with cystic fibrosis – in secret. Producer Drake Doremus considered Yelchin to be a good friend (he refused to shoot the film because he was too close to the subject), and even he did not know about the condition of the actor.
"I think that's a testament to his will and sheer force as an artist that he would not let anything get in the way, and in a way, he wanted to involve even more and even more on time and even more be unhindered by the disease itself, "said Doremus in an interview with Men's Health. He said he was suffering from Yelchins' cystic fibrosis only Talking with his parents when he made the film, and that many of the actor's friends and colleagues were also in the dark.
In Love, Antosha share some Colleagues of Yelchin's memory to the actor. Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Kristen Stewart, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Lawrence and John Cho are among the many who have conducted interviews.
If you are curious about the title of the movie, "Love, Antosha" was how Yelchin drew the handwritten letters and e-mails he sent to his mother throughout his life. Throughout the film, these writings are read by none other than Nicolas Cage.
Cage and Yelchin have in the The past worked together, and the two developed a close relationship. "[Nic] really feels like the older personification of Anton's mind," Doremus said. "I think a lot of decisions and his eccentricity and he as a person and artist really feel like Anton would have become as he got older in his career and himself as an artist."
The film also delves into Yelquin's letters, which signaled tougher times in the film industry. sometimes he seemed disappointed, frustrated, and possibly even depressed. "This will be a project people are interested in (buzz or whatever) but … you can make leads in movies nobody sees, and it adds up to shit, as we know, "he wrote to his mother at a point.
But Doremus did not want to make a sad movie. "I think it's kind of inspiring, hopefully," he said. "Anyone we've talked about with a disability or a disease like cystic fibrosis is really inspired by the idea that your will as an artist can do almost anything, and that's what makes him special." 19659017] Evan is Associate Editor of Men's Health with texts in the New York Times, MTV News, Brooklyn Magazine and VICE.