Anthony Pedone

Producer, Director, Programmer
Film Exchange

 ANTHONY PEDONE – BIO

 

Anthony was born in Texas but spent the formational years of his life on a ranch in Clayton, New Mexico. At 16 he moved back to Texas and played in multiple musical projects while studying composition at Texas State University.

Anthony got his first taste of indie film as an extra on the set of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. Since then he has produced over 24 features, shorts and documentaries. In 2015, Anthony produced THE STRONGEST MAN (TSM). Written and directed by Kenny Riches, TSM world premiered at Sundance and was released theatrically, and on VOD by Film Buff in North America and Sundance Global internationally. Anthony recently directed his first narrative feature; AN AMERICAN IN TEXAS (AIT) The film world premiered at Byron Bay Film Festival, mid October 2017 and its North American Premiere at the Austin Film Festival later that month. The film has since screened at over a dozen festivals and garnered Anthony awards including Best Editor, Best Director and the Prestigious Dutch Golden Stone Award for Best Fiction film at the Scenecs Film Festival in Hilversum, Netherlands. AIT is a semi-autobiographical account of he and co-writer, Stephen Floyd’s time growing up in small town Victoria, Texas, and will be released world-wide by Gravitas Ventures. 


Anthony recently wrapped production on director, Kenny Riches’ new feature, A NAME WITHOUT A PLACE starring Pat Fugit, Elizabeth McGovern & Chris Parnell. His current projects include co-producing a documentary with Blowback Productions for HBO, and producing director, Xia Magnus’ first narrative feature, SANZARU. SANZARU was accepted into the US in Progress Program in Paris and was selected to participate in IFP’s Film Week in NYC in late September. 


In January of 2017, Anthony began work on a documentary about the burning of a mosque in his hometown of Victoria, TX. The documentary entitled, A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA, is directed by USC graduate, Li Lu, and tracks the trial of defendant Marq Vincent Perez, and the rebuilding of the mosque in Victoria. The documentary has garnered recognition and support from the Sundance Institute and Austin Film Society. 


In addition to his tireless work in film production, Anthony also founded the Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival, and through his partnership with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists, Anthony supports indie filmmakers with gear grants to help incentivize new voices around the world. He also runs the Young Filmmakers Institute for kids ages 7-18 years old and is the owner of Rosebud Records, Grill and Theater.