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May 10, 2014

Oakwood native finds success in New York City film industry




Pride: The Series”

Meeting people in the “business” has lead to many connections which have helped Anthony and his other two business partners — Austin native Brandon Polanco and Jennifer Sara Wilmeth produce their newest project, “Pride: The Series,” a seven-episode web series 3 of a Kind Productions, LLC, has produced.

Anthony conceived the idea for “Pride: The Series” based on an idea of a show revolving around relationships between roommates in New York City. Wilmeth and Polanco were brought in the mix early on, pulling their team together to write episodes and start production.

“We started shooting in March 2013 when I was filming my part on 'All My Children' so it was crazy,” Anthony said. “It's a story about four people connected by love, blood, sex and friendship going through struggles. I think it's going to be a moving piece. It does have elements of gay and lesbian lifestyles in it, all walks of life.”

The pilot episode is currently available for free online at

Beginning May 20, new episodes of “Pride: The Series” will begin airing on Tuesdays for $2.99 an episode or with a $25 season pass.

Anthony and Polanco star in the series along with Ashley Mitchell, Adam Andrew Rios, Braden Bradley and others such as Whitney Hoy and Aaron Mathias. Soap opera veteran Ilene Kristen (“Ryan's Hope,” “One Life to Live” and “Another World” also starred in one of the episodes.

“I think people are going to like it. There's a story for everyone. We filmed all over New York — Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn — and Massachusetts,” Anthony said. “Episodes range from 13 to 22 minutes, so it's like a 30-minute series without the commercials. We use a new cinema camera that all the industry is using that is very high quality.”

The web series was filmed using a Blackmagic Cinema Camera - First Generation with a 60-year-old Nikon photo prime lenses, according to Polanco.

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