With his intellect, humor, humility, sensitivity, and passion, Anton profoundly affected the people he encountered in life. In fact, so many people wanted to speak about him for Love, Antosha that Price couldn’t fit them all in the film.
“We interviewed 60-plus people for [Love, Antosha],” he says. “Chris [Pine] sat there for two hours talking nonstop about his friend. I think it was his first time to really just talk about what Anton meant to him. There’s people I couldn’t fit in the movie that would shock you. The first people I had to cut out of the film were Glenn Close and Susan Sarandon. And nothing against what they said. There was a point where I had to keep the narrative moving forward, and I just couldn’t find a way to fit everybody in. Everyone understood. No one’s feelings were hurt, because everyone just wanted to do whatever they could to share this story.”
With Love, Antosha giving both fans and friends a deeper understanding of who he was and how he lived his life, Anton is continuing to make his mark upon the world posthumously. “I’m realizing how much of a self-reflective film it is for people who watch it,” says Price. “They start thinking about their own lives, and they’re inspired by the way Anton lived his. They want to go and create more and make stuff and just absorb life, and be curious and take risks, and not be afraid to fail. That’s what I think he would’ve loved about this.”