Apr 12 2019

April 12, 2019Author: JasperNo Comments

The wait is over! After screenings from one festival to another, Love, Antosha is set for theatrical release in the U.S. this summer, thanks to Lurker Productions.

VARIETY – Lurker Productions will self-distribute the movie, “Love, Antosha,” beginning with New York and Los Angeles in early August, with Michael Tuckman’s mTuckman Media booking theaters. The film will expand throughout the country into August and September.

“This film proves that passion, talent, and love are stronger than all adversities,” Yelchin’s parents Irina and Victor said. “It has a tremendous charge of positive energy.”

Yelchin died in June 2016 in a freak accident. The doc examines his lifelong passion for the arts, and is told through journals and other writings, photography, original music, as well as interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues. First-time filmmaker Garret Price takes the lead, with Yelchin’s “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus producing alongside Adam Gibbs.

Co-stars and collaborators interviewed include Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Zoe Saldana, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams, and Willem Dafoe. In his review out of Sundance, Variety critic Andrew Barker found the film “a touching and surprising portrait of an actor who had much more going on in his life — from a serious illness to some seriously left-field artistic inclinations — than was mentioned in his obituaries.”

“It was so important to us to make this film about our friend, Anton Yelchin,” Doremus and Price said. “Anton embodied the true spirit of what it means to ‘live life to the fullest,’ and his story is one of hope, courage, and most especially, the love of family and of cinema. We’re grateful to share his story with audiences this summer.”

Apr 06 2019

April 06, 2019Author: JasperNo Comments

Love, Antosha has been accepted in this year’s KC Film Festival and is set to kick off the festival. Screening will be on April 10th, 7:00 PM – 8:32 PM at the Cinemark Palace at the Plaza – 500 Nichols Rd. Kansas City, MO 64112. Director Garrett Price and co-producer Jordan Krause will be in attendance. You can get tickets by visiting this link.

From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton’s impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man. Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art, and for family. And a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. Love, Antosha explores his successes and his struggles, and let’s viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.

Jan 23 2019

The documentary film, Love, Antosha, which presents a heartfelt portrait of Anton’s life and career, is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Here are the screening dates and times:

Monday, January 28th
11:30 AM | The MARC Theatre | Park City

Tuesday, January 29th
06:00 PM | Temple Theatre | Park City

Saturday, February 2nd
06:30 PM | Redstone Cinema 1 | Park City

Sunday, February 3rd
3:30 PM | Rose Wagner Center | Salt Lake City

Prolific young actor Anton Yelchin was wise beyond his years and influenced everyone around him to strive for more. Love, Antosha tells the story of Yelchin’s creative persistence. His devoted Russian parents nurtured his love of acting, exposing him to works of the masters. Filming himself became a tool for his transformation; reflecting on his own performance, he pushed himself to find depth in every role. Often the youngest actor on set, Yelchin’s intense focus inspired many actors around him—Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pine, and John Cho share revealing insights into his character. Though he kept it a secret, Yelchin lived with a dangerous health condition, but he never became discouraged. As he grew into his craft, he continually enriched his understanding of the world, embodying an incredible authenticity.

For the full details and availability, visit the Sundance website.

Oct 30 2018

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Two years after Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s death, the Anton Yelchin Foundation has donated $1 million to the University of Southern California’s adult cystic fibrosis center at Keck Hospital, which has been renamed the Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at Keck Hospital of USC.

Before Yelchin died in a motor vehicle accident in 2016, the hospital administered treatment to him for 10 years as he battled cystic fibrosis. The clinic on Wednesday held a commemorative ceremony attended by Yelchin’s parents, the hospital’s cystic fibrosis unit and the Anton Yelchin Foundation’s board of directors to honor Yelchin and thank the foundation for its contribution.

“The staff at the cystic fibrosis clinic was like a family to Anton,” said Yelchin’s mother, Irina Yelchin. “He worked hard and was dedicated to living a healthy life. When he needed assistance, they were always there for him.”

Irina, along with her husband Victor Yelchin, created the foundation in honor of their son after he died. Victor serves as the foundation’s CEO and board president. Earlier this year, Yelchin’s parents reached a settlement with Fiat Chrysler, the makers of the SUV that crushed and killed the actor in his driveway.

“Anton had a generous spirit,” said Victor. “This gift not only reflects our gratitude to the clinic but also Anton’s dedication to helping others.”

Helmed by A. Purush Rao, clinical associate professor of medicine of the Keck School of Medicine at USC, the Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic aids cystic fibrosis patients transitioning from pediatric to adult treatment.

Said Irina, “Because of Anton’s strong will and the dedication of the cystic fibrosis team at USC, he lived an exceptional, productive life.”

Apr 28 2018

Last year, it was announced that the third chapter of Trollhunters will be the last of the adventure series. Now, Netflix has added in three new cast members, including Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, and Narcos star Diego Luna. The third addition is Emile Hirsch, who will be taking over the role of Jim Lake, Jr., originally voiced by Anton. Here are some more details per Deadline:

Maslany and Luna will voice Aja and Krel, two mysterious new students who unknowingly come to the aid of the Trollhunters team in the fight against Morgana. The duo will also reprise their roles and serve as the leads of the next installment in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, DreamWorks 3 Below, set to debut on Netflix later this year.

Hirsch takes on the role of Jim Lake, Jr., originally voiced by the late Anton Yelchin. Yelchin completed his work on the first two seasons and a considerable portion of season three before his unexpected passing in 2016. Del Toro and his creative team found a unique way to incorporate a voice transition organic to the story and create a path for Hirsch, a dear friend of Yelchin’s ,to carry on his legacy and role. Yelchin’s performance has been left intact where possible and some portions have been merged with Hirsch’s performance to complete season three, according to Netflix and DreamWorks.

In DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 3 the fate of troll and human civilizations hang in the balance. The Trollhunters are racing to stop Gunmar and the now resurrected Morgana from bringing about the Eternal Night and shrouding the world in darkness forever. To defeat them, the team must seek the help of the legendary wizard Merlin to unlock his ancient magic and unleash a powerful weapon that will alter the course of their lives forever.

Dec 13 2017

Ahead of the Part 2 premiere on Friday, December 15th, Netflix has announced that Trollhunters is headed to new adventures with a third and final chapter! It is slated to premiere next year.

“Trollhunters” (Part 3) and “3 Below” (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
“Trollhunters” Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. “3 Below,” the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, “Wizards,” is set to debut in 2019. “Trollhunters” was created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro with Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Chad Hammes, and Christina Steinberg also serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman serve as co-executive producers.

Nov 21 2017

November 21, 2017Author: Jasper2 Comments

Last year, there was an exhibit that showcased Anton’s photography in Los Angeles. This time, it’s New York’s turn. De Buck Gallery will be hosting the exhibit, which features 54 photos from Anton’s six-year photography work. The exhibit will open on December 13th and will run until January 20th. For more details and the gallery address, visit the De Buck Gallery’s website!

NEW YORK—De Buck Gallery is pleased to present Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty. The exhibition will open Wednesday, December 13, 2017 and will remain open until Saturday, January 20, 2018. The selection of 54 mages spans from a productive 6-year period of photographic exploration.

At the time of his tragic passing at the age of 27, unbeknownst to most of his friends, Anton was pursuing a second career as a photographer. During this period, he documented a wide range of subjects using a Leica camera as well as disposable cameras. This exhibition focuses on portraits, self-portraits and interior images that Anton captured while exploring this private world. These photos include many intimate portraits of friends, family and also complete strangers. All of these people trusted Anton to convey his intimate interactions with them.

Anton was known primarily for his work as an actor in films such as Star Trek, Green Room, Like Crazy, Terminator: Salvation, Alpha Dog and many more. Yelchin’s career began as a child when he received rolls in Curb Your EnthusiasmThe Practice, Hearts in Atlantis, Delivering Milo, and ER. Passionate about photography since childhood, Yelchin was embarking on a second career as a photographer at the end of his short but beautifully-lived life, having been commissioned to shoot for a number of international publications.

De Buck Gallery wishes to honor the legacy of Anton Yelchin’s life and to recognize the tremendous creative energy, output and talent that he possessed.

The artist’s portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Anton Yelchin Foundation. These funds will be used for a variety of programs empowering artists who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability.

The exhibition is co-curated by Clayton Calvert and Rachel Vancelette.

Sep 05 2017

The first season of Trollhunters is set to be released on DVD on November 7th. No Blu-ray version was announced, as of now. The 4-disc set will consist all 26 episodes of the first season, along with a behind-the-scenes featurette with the show’s creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer, Guillermo del Toro. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.

The show was one of Anton’s final projects. He was able to record majority of his lines before his untimely passing. Del Toro refused to recast the character and preserved his work. Other voice cast includes Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Lauren Tom, Clancy Brown, Tom Hiddleston, and James Purefoy. The show has already been renewed for a 13-episode second season, which is expected later this year.

When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world…right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series.