Anthony worked for fifteen years as an assistant director, predominantly in European independent cinema, alongside directors such as Jane Campion, Terence Davies, Anthony Minghella and Lars von Trier. He has enjoyed a long working relationship with Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton at Revolution Films as an assistant director, producer and 2nd Unit Director. As well as writing and directing three short films, he also directed the 2nd Unit on Winterbottom’s ‘The Look of Love’ (2013) and Mat Whitecross’ ‘Spike Island’ (2013) Anthony’s feature film debut as writer and director, Hello Carter, premiered in competition at the Dinard Film Festival 2013 and was also an official selection for the 2013 London Film Festival. It received its UK theatrical release in December 2014 and was nominated for ‘Best Screenplay’ at the UK National Film Awards. As well as developing The Noisiest Hour with the BFI, in the past twelve months Anthony has directed the Labour party’s final election broadcast with Steve Coogan and a mini episode of ‘The Trip’ for Children in Need, featuring Coogan again, along with Rob Brydon. ‘Shield 5’, a unique crime-drama broadcast exclusively on Instagram, debuted during February 2016. Anthony created and directed the series which received worldwide recognition and is now the most followed series on the social media platform.
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