Three years ago, the moviegoers around the world were shocked and heartbroken by the death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin. In what has been described as a freak accident, Yelchin died after being pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a stone pillar outside his home in California. Yelchin had appeared in films such as Fright Night, Green Room, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek series.
In honor of the young actor and creative, a documentary has been made called Love, Antosha. The documentary will feature firsthand accounts from those who worked with him such as Chris Pine, Bryce Dallas Howard, Willem Dafoe, Kristen Stewart, and Abrams, among others. It will also feature droves of home video footage and photos taken by Yelchin himself. As well as stories and details of the young man provided by his parents, Irina and Viktor.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
“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 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 lets viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.”
And, here’s the trailer:
Love, Antosha hits theaters for a limited run on August 2nd.