Anton Yelchin led an extraordinary life, and his multitude of creative talents would no doubt have continued to expand had he lived.
Yelchin is fondly remembered for his portrayal of Pavel Chekov in Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. He was also a keen guitarist and photographer.
When he died in 2016 – at the age of just 27 – the loss was felt keenly both among fans and those who worked with him. Now his short yet brilliant life will be celebrated with upcoming documentary Love, Antosha.
Directed by Garret Price (Live Cargo), Love, Antosha seeks to look at the person Anton was away from the camera, as well as his many gifts as an actor.
According to the film description:
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 US 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.
— Love, Antosha (@antonyelchindoc) June 14, 2019
The documentary will feature interviews with Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams and Willem Dafoe.
Love, Antosha will be released in cinemas as of August 2, 2019.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.