Anthony Lucero

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Anthony Lucero
Born (1967-11-01) November 1, 1967 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Poet, screenwriter, director, actor, producer, journalist
Nationality American
Period 1992-present
Notable works The Clown, 2015; dear little missy, 2017, The Living Party 2017

Anthony Lucero (born November 1, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American poet, not to be mistaken for Anthony Lucero director of East Side Sushi[1]. 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.


Lucero is the author of the acclaimed, The Clown (Chiron Review Books, DM-z Lit),[2] 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 [3][4][5] 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,[6][7][8] 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.[9][10] 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).[11]


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.[12] The series features Avner Gvaryahu of Breaking the Silence,[13] Lt. Col Jason Amerine, United States Army Special Forces,[14] Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh,[15] Cuban artist and human rights activist El Sexto (Danilo Maldonado Machado),[16] and Shui-Meng Ng, the wife of disappeared Laotian activist Sombath Somphone.[17]

Circus Remedy[edit]

In 2006 Anthony co-founded the circus outreach organization, Circus Remedy.[18] [19] 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.

Putzina Press[edit]

In 2015, Lucero created Putzina Press.[20]



Year Film Role Notes
1990 "Coldfire" Johnny Dove Directed by Wings Hauser
1990 "Pump Up the Volume" Malcolm Kaiser Directed by Allan Moyle
1990 "Boy Wonders" Rick Directed by Randy Carter
1991 "Molder of Dreams" Kent Soderman Directed by Stephen Stiles
1993 "Silent Rain" Mick McCandless Directed by Martin Curland
1997 "Loved" Defendant Directed by Erin Dignam
2001 "Cowboy Up" Jed Directed by Xavier Koller
Year Film Role Notes
1989 Unsub Richard Season 1, Episode 8
1989 When He's Not a Stranger Student at Elevator TV Movie
1990 The Image Ken, Skinhead Nazi HBO Movie
1991 The Less-Than-Perfect Daughter Lee ABC Afterschool Special
1993 Sirens Joseph Bendick Season 1, Episode 2
1993 And the Band Played On Mailroom Man HBO Movie
1994 The Search TV Movie


Music Videos
Year Artist Music Video Notes
2013 Emily Wells "Darlin (acoustic)"


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