Antony Eastman (26 August 1946 – 3 July 2021) was an Indian film director. He directed six films, Ambada Njaane! being his most noteworthy film. He was also credited with bringing Silk Smitha to the Malayalam film industry.
26 August 1946
|Died||3 July 2021(aged 74)|
Antony was born as the son of Muringatheri Kuriakose and Martha on 26 August 1946 in Chowannur, Kingdom of Cochin, British India. He completed his school education from Chowannur St Thomas School and Kunnamkulam Government High School. He started his career as a photographer in mid - 1960s. He started a studio, Eastman, in Ernakulam and soon, he came to be known as Antony Eastman.
He was married to Mary and the couple have a son and a daughter Ganji and Mini.
His directorial debut film was Inaye Thedi (1979) which was also debut work for Silk Smitha, Johnson Master, Kaloor Dennis and John Paul. He had also directed another five films Mridula, Ice Cream, Vayal, Varnatheru and Ambada Njaane. He had worked as a stills photographer for 13 films, as production executive in one film, wrote stories for nine films, wrote script for one film, produced a film, and acted in a film.
Antony died at the age of 74 on 3 July 2021 following a cardiac arrest.
- ചലച്ചിത്ര സംവിധായകന് ആന്റണി ഈസ്റ്റ്മാന് അന്തരിച്ചു (in Malayalam)
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- "ചലച്ചിത്ര സംവിധായകൻ ആന്റണി ഈസ്റ്റ്മാൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 4 July 2021.
- "Filmmaker Antony Eastman dies". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 3 July 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 July 2021.CS1 maint: others (link)
- "Filmmaker Antony Eastman passes away". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
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