Nearly three years after his tragic death, a new documentary is taking an inside look at the life and career of actor Anton Yelchin.
Director Garret Price presents a heartbreaking and tender look at Yelchin in “Love, Antosha” through home videos, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with his parents, Irina and Viktor Yelchin as well as celebrity friends and co-stars including Kristen Stewart, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Bryce Dallas Howard and Willem Dafoe.
Boasting an impressive acting resume with roles in the “Star Trek” series, “Green Room”, “Only Lovers Left Alive”, “Alpha Dog” and fan favourite “Like Crazy”, Yelchin was also a talented photographer and musician.
Born in the Soviet Union in 1989, Yelchin’s parents moved to the U.S. when he was six months old. With over 65 acting credits to his name, Yelchin’s life was tragically cut short at age 27 as the result of a freak accident in June 2016.
The documentary features personal home videos that capture his early talent and passion for the arts, as well as his own interviews and journal entries.
“Who he was as an artist was so far beyond acting. He could do everything,” his “Terminator: Salvation” co-star Howard says in the film.
The documentary, which premiered at Sundance in January, borrows its name from the letters he used to write to his mother as a child.
“When he was little, every day he would write cards: ‘Dear Mommy, I love you very much. Love, Antosha,'” his tearful mother says. “There’s no gift better than this.”