Popular film director and still photographer Antony Eastman passed away on Saturday, July 3, following a cardiac arrest. He was 74 years old when he breathed his last. Antony Eastman's demise has worried the film buffs and people are sharing their condolence messages on social media. For the unversed, Antony Eastman has directed 6 Malayalam films. He made his directorial debut with the film, Inaye Thedi. Antony Eastman is best known for giving a major breakthrough for Silk Smitha. Silk Smitha acted in Inaye Thedi which featured Kalasala Babu, Sankaradi, Achankunju in the lead roles.

Produced by Antony Eastman, the film had music composed by Johnson and cinematography by Vipin Das. Some of Antony Eastman's other directorial ventures include Vayal, Ambada Njane, Varnatheru, Ice Cream, and Mrudula. Among the lot, Ambada Njane, starring Shankar, Menaka, Nedumudi Venu, and Thilakan, was a success among the audience. Antony also penned the story for movies like Rachana, Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram, Manikyan, Thaskara Veeran, and more. He also produced a film called Parvathi Parinayam.

Before making his debut as a director, Antony Eastman worked as a still photographer for 13 films including PA Backer's Manimuzhakkam. Antony Eastman is survived by his wife Mary, son Ganji, and daughter Mini. He was born at Chowannur, near Kunnamkulam and started his film studio, Eastman Studio in Ernakulam in mid 1960s. At this moment, Galatta Media extends heartfelt condolences to Antony Eastman's family and prays for the departed soul to rest in peace.