He is the man behind All That You Love Will Be Carried Away Dollar Baby Film.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Anthony Kaneaster: I am a vocal performance major at UCI. I am basically a full time student who tires to make movies on his spare time.
SKSM: When did you make All That You Love Will Be Carried Away? Can you tell me a little about the production? How much did it cost? How long did it take to film it?
Anthony Kaneaster: “All that you Love” was actually a semester long project that I completed in my senior year of high school. I basically did all of it on my own. I wrote the script, shot it, acted in it, made the music for it, and edited it. I even made a website for it. It ended up costing me nothing because I did it all on my own. All the equipment I used was provided by the school. Filming was difficult, because operating the camera and acting in the front of the camera is difficult to do at the same time. It took about a week to plan shots and then three or four days of filming.
SKSM: How come you picked All That You Love Will Be Carried Away to develop into a movie? What is it in the story that you like so much?
Anthony Kaneaster: Well, when I finished reading Everything’s Eventual, that story just stuck out to me. It seemed completely different from any of the other stories. It just stayed with me and later on when I was sorting through possible movie projects, All that you Love just seemed like a logical choice. Simply put, it is a great story.
SKSM: How did you find out that King sold the movie rights to some of his stories for just $1? Was it just a wild guess or did you know it before you sent him the check?
Anthony Kaneaster: When I was doing research for the film I stumbled upon his concept of the Dollar baby. So sent him an e-mail explaining what I was doing. I never actually sent him the check. The correspondent who e-mailed me back said since it was a student project I was not bound by the same regulations that would apply to a regular filmmaker. Oh well.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when you made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Anthony Kaneaster: Not really, it was pretty straightforward.
SKSM: How does it feel that all the King fans out there can see your movie? Do you think that will change in the future? Maybe a video/dvd release again would be possible?
Anthony Kaneaster: It’s awkward but kind of cool at the same time. I didn’t really think that this would make it beyond the classroom. It’s a pleasant surprise.
SKSM: Did you have any personal contact with King during the making of the movie? Has he seen it (and if so, what did he think about it)?
Anthony Kaneaster: Not him personally. As I said before I sent a few e-mails concerning my project, but he did not personally respond.
SKSM: Do you have any plans for making more movies based on Stephen King’s stories? If you could pick – at least – one story to shoot, which one would it be and why?
Anthony Kaneaster: Of course I would love to see a Dark Tower Film. But I am probably the last person to make that happen. There are a lot of great choices, but if I were to choose a story to make into a film it would probably be Quitter’s Inc.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Anthony Kaneaster: No, just that I hope that I did the story justice.