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.
As a vivid part of the Sundance Film Festival community, Yelchin premiered in numerous independent features at the Festival: Alpha Dog (2006), Like Crazy (Grand Jury Prize in 2011), and Thoroughbreds (2017). Filmmaker Garret Price crafts a heartwarming and profound coming-of-age story of a singular young artist taken from us too early.
World Premiere at 2018 Sundance Film Festival
“That's what makes Love, Antosha feel special. It's a film made with as much love for its subject as the subject harbored for his friends and family. It's a film that cares” – NPR
About the filmmaker
Garret Price is a Los Angeles–based filmmaker who received his MFA from the American Film Institute. As an editor, he cut the feature films The Director and the Jedi, Janis: Little Girl Blue, and About Alex, along with the drama series Nashville. He is currently editing Drake Doremus’s new film. Love, Antoshahis directorial debut, is released in select theaters on August 2.