ABOUT THE FILM

SYNOPSIS

A starry-eyed actress with a troubled past faces her harshest critic during an interview gone wrong.

Poster design by  Sylvere Azoulai

Poster design by Sylvere Azoulai

2018 | USA | 15 MIN
[Narrative Short, Drama]

Starring: Stella Velon, Alan Smyth, Todd Karner

Produced by: The Punk Floyd Company
Written and Directed by: Stella Velon
Producer/Executive Producer: Jean Gabriel Kauss
Cinematography by: Akis Konstantakopoulos
Edited by: Ivan Andrijanic
Music by: Asaf Sagiv

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Available on Amazon Prime (USA) / Amazon Prime (UK) / UK Film Channel


STILLS

 
Director Stella Velon

Director’s Statement

The Critic is a short film about facing one's inner demons, with which I wanted to explore the psychology of what it is like to be confronted with one’s harshest, most merciless critic: one’s own self, and how destructive that little voice in our heads can be.

As an actress myself, I also wanted to weave in elements of what is happening at the moment within the entertainment industry and explore the perils and pressures of the profession while leaving the message of the film open to individual interpretation as I am a firm believer that how we perceive the world is how we experience it.

My intention with this piece is to fire up people's imagination, make them think and not spoon-feed the audience the answers like a lot of movies do.

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LATEST NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

The Critic  premiered on Prime Video as part of Amazon’s inaugural All Voices Film Festival. Watch now:  amazon.com/dp/B07SH3HDXV

The Critic premiered on Prime Video as part of Amazon’s inaugural All Voices Film Festival. Watch now: amazon.com/dp/B07SH3HDXV

The Critic  premieres on the UK Film Channel  ukfilmchannel.co.uk/the-critic

The Critic premieres on the UK Film Channel ukfilmchannel.co.uk/the-critic

 

UK FILM REVIEW AWARDS - WINNER

Queen Palm International Film Festival - December 2018 Gold Winners

The Critic won two Gold Awards for Best Short Film – First-Time Filmmaker & Best Actress (Stella Velon) as well as the Festival Standout Royal Gem Diamond Award