Three years ago, we lost Anton Yelchin in a tragic car accident. The actor, who'd starred in "Star Trek," "Fright Night," and "Green Room," was only 27 when he was found found pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a pillar outside his house in Studio City, California.
A new documentary called "Love, Antosha" tells the actor’s story through archival footage and behind-the-scenes photos, as well as footage shot by Yelchin himself.
Besides interviews with his parents, Irina and Viktor Yelchin, the documentary features recollections from co-stars Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Kristen Stewart, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ben Foster, and Willem Dafoe, and insights from directors including J.J. Abrams and Jodie Foster.
There are also interview segments with the late actor himself, as well as audition reels and footage shot by Yelchin himself at various points in his life.
Watch the trailer, which opens with Yelchin adorably going "Pew, pew, pew" on the "Star Trek" set.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which is directed by Garret Price and narrated by Nicolas Cage:
Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton’s impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man. Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art, and for family. And a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. Love, Antosha explores his successes and his struggles, and let’s viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.
"Love, Antosha" opens in limited release on August 2, 2019. It premiered at he film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.