|Full Name Anthony Lucero||Name Anthony Lucero|
|Born November 1, 1967 (age 48) (1967-11-01) Los Angeles, California, USA|
Missin' You Like Crazy by Us [Piano cover by Anthony Lucero]
Anthony Lucero (born November 1, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American poet. He is also known for his work as a screenwriter, director, actor, producer and journalist. He is the founder of the circus outreach organization, Circus Remedy, as well as the independent publishing house, Putzina Press.
- Missin You Like Crazy by Us Piano cover by Anthony Lucero
- Circus Remedy
- Putzina Press
Lucero is the author of the acclaimed, The Clown (Chiron Review Books, DM-z Lit), dear little missy, with photographer Massimo Leardini, and The Living Party, Selected Earlier Poems (Chiron Review Books). He is widely published in the small press world both nationally and internationally. He has written several screenplays including Trade, MOO BAAHAHH OINK, Halo of Stars, and an adaptation of Richard Brautigan's, A Confederate General from Big Sur, for Benicio Del Toro.
In 2016, Lucero directed his first feature, Halo of Stars, based on his long poem, The Clown. The film is set for release in 2017 and stars Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Lily Collins, Holliday Grainger, Keti Mchedlishvili, Harry Treadaway, János Derzsi, Nikola Djuricko, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Stacy Martin and Jean-Marc Barr. Lucero is currently directing a documentary on Richard Brautigan, Here is Something Beautiful (etc. which he began in 2011. He has also been directing a longer reaching documentary, Tomás the Red Haired Angel, on the Czech clown Tomás Kubínek. In 2012, he directed two music videos for musician, Emily Wells: Passenger (acoustic) and the largely animated Darlin’ (acoustic).
As an actor, Lucero has many films to his credit, including Loved (Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Film, Grand Prix spécial Deauville nominee), opposite William Hurt and Robin Wright, Pump Up the Volume (Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle FF, Audience Award at the Deauville FF), Silent Rain (Academy Award winning short), Molder of Dreams, and HBO's The Image. His television credits include guest star roles on ABC's Sirens, and NBC's Unsub.
In 2015, Lucero began a five part series on war for the American Literary Journal, Chiron Review. The series features Avner Gvaryahu of Breaking the Silence, Lt. Col Jason Amerine, United States Army Special Forces, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, Cuban artist and human rights activist El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado Machado), and Shui-Meng Ng, the wife of disappeared Laotian activist Sombath Somphone.
In 2006 Anthony co-founded the circus outreach organization, Circus Remedy. Circus Remedy has made visits to ailing children worldwide, including children's hospitals throughout North America, The Children's Aid Society in Bronx, NY, orphanages in Tanzania and South Africa, Amma's (Mata Amritanandamayi) hospitals and orphanages in Kerala, India, Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT, and IDP camps in Eastern Europe. Circus Remedy has also sponsored partner organizations such as Afghan Mini Mobile Circus in Kabul, Afghanistan, as well as Circus Harmony's ongoing collaboration with the Jewish and Arab Galilee Youth Circus in Israel. Circus Remedy has also produced two short films, Bipsy Twirlarina and the Make Believe Kid and The Fable of Profitt the Fox, both for children's hospitals. In 2009, Circus Remedy introduced 'The Little Hands Project' to California schools, bridging healthy children to children with illness.
In 2015, Lucero created Putzina Press.