Lewellyn Anthony Gonsalvez
11 September 1973
|Occupation||Film editor and director|
Lewellyn Anthony Gonsalvez (born 11 September 1973) is an Indian film editor from Tamil Nadu. He was introduced to cinema through the popular film director Gautham Menon by the blockbuster film Kaakha Kaakha. He continued this collaboration with Gautham by Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006 film), Pachaikili Muthucharam, Vaaranam Aayiram, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Yennai Arindhaal and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. Following the huge success of these films, director Shankar has collaborated with him through Enthiran. He has worked in over sixty Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. He had a release in Kannada language, which was the simultaneously produced version of the Tamil film Vana Yuddham, which he edited. He is the editor for India's most expensive feature film 2.0. He is also an inspiration for many young editors.
Anthony studied a degree in Literature at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, but found himself unsure of a career path once he has finished his education. Following suggestions from his friends, he began learning about animation at Prasad Studio and subsequently also enrolled to learn about editing. He thereafter, received offers to work on corporate ads, trailers and documentaries from 1993 for Edit Point and continued to work in the same practice til 2004, often collaborating with leading ad film makers like Rajiv Menon. He then began to work on editing songs in films occasionally, also gaining experience by editing tele-films. Director Gautham Menon asked Anthony to edit the song "Ennai Konjam" in Kaakha Kaakha for the audio release event of that film, and impressed with his work for that song and he asked him to sign on as the film's editor. He has since associated with the biggest directors in Tamil cinema, collaborating regularly with directors including Shankar, AR Murugadoss, Gautham Menon, Linguswamy, K. V. Anand and A. L. Vijay.
Anthony has also nurtured an ambition to direct films and began pre-production on a comedy film titled Jagathalapradhaban in November 2008 featuring Jayaram, Yuhi Sethu and Namitha. The film, however failed to take off. Anthony revealed in August 2014 that he was set to make his first film, and it would be the remake of the Malayalam film Shutter (2012). In November 2014, he announced and began work on the venture featuring Sathyaraj in the lead role. The film also stars Anumol, Kalyani Natarajan and Dixitha Kothari.
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