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Meet Anthony Caban of Deadshot Films

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anthony Caban.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Anthony. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m a filmmaker and actor myself. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Came down to Florida when I was eight years old. I’ve loved movies almost my entire life. From “Alpine Cinemas” to “AMC”, I’ve started going to the movies since 2002. I go to the theaters every Friday to watch new releases likes “The Dark Knight”, “Star Trek”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Avengers”, and many more. I didn’t really care about if the movie has a positive or negative reception, it was all entirely about watching something and examining something on the big screen. That’s when I’ve decided I wanted to act and direct in movies. My mother brought me a Super 8mm camera and a few camcorders when I was 12 years old and shot a lot of incredible stuff with it. I shot plenty of home movies with my friends from high school whenever school was over and then, I got more into filmmaking and if it wasn’t for my friends and family, or especially my influences such as Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright, Sidney Lumet, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and such, I wouldn’t be thinking about movies.

Film is an art-piece and it’s my only thing I desire to do with my entire life.

Has it been a smooth road?
Filmmaking comes with a lot of risks as time progresses. When you make your first film, you’ll think that everything that is going to be perfect when it’s not. You’re going to come across a lot of feedback from people who seek out to watch your work. When I made my first project, I’ve faced a lot of negative feedback and a ton of constructive criticism. It’s difficult to accept it because you want to see a lot of good feedback when in reality, you will come across a ton of criticism and in conclusion as a filmmaker, you have to accept criticism in order to succeed.

A big challenge to making movies is budgeting. There are stories that I’ve been dying to get it out there but requires a lot of budgets. I’ve started my own movies with only a small camcorder, tripod, and cheap props. But, as I’ve saved up my money and with the help of my amazing parents contributing to my budget, I’ve managed to upgrade to a DSLR, boom-mics, clapboard, and even made more friends that are willing to help me out.

At the end of the day, it’s the cycle of filmmaking and each day, we improve.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Deadshot Films is just my production company I use for my own projects. My biggest goal is to be an actor. Hopefully, if I win an Oscar, I’ll pursue further to directing.

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Kayla Pratt, Annette Batista Day, Sumesh Chakkalakkal.

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