Anthony is a Indian Film Editor and Director. He has worked in over 80 Films including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu language films. This makes him one of the few editors to have worked for the four biggest film industries in India. He is also an inspiration for many young Editors.
Anthony was born as Llewellyn Anthony Gonsalvez on 11 September 1973 T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Anthony studied a degree in Literature at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, but found himself unsure of a career path once he has finished his education. Following suggestions from his friends, he began learning about animation at Prasad Studio and subsequently also enrolled to learn about editing. He thereafter, received offers to work on corporate ads, trailers and documentaries from 1993 for Edit Point and continued to work in the same practice til 2004, often collaborating with leading ad film makers like Rajiv Menon.
He then began to work on editing songs in films occasionally, also gaining experience by editing tele-films. Director Gautham Menon asked Anthony to edit the song “Ennai Konjam” in Kaakha Kaakha for the audio release event of that film, and impressed with his work for that song and he asked him to sign on as the film’s editor.
He has since associated with the biggest technicians in South Indian cinema, collaborating regularly with directors including Shankar, AR Murugadoss, Gautham Menon, Linguswamy, K. V. Anand and A. L. Vijay.
Anthony Directed his first film, “Oru Naal Iravil” which is remake of the Malayalam film “Shutter” (2012) featuring Sathyaraj in the lead role. The film also stars Anumol, Kalyani Natarajan and Dixitha Kothari.