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

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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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.

 

 

LATEST NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

 
 

 
THE CRITIC  PREMIERES ON THE UK FILM CHANNEL. WATCH IT    HERE   .

THE CRITIC PREMIERES ON THE UK FILM CHANNEL. WATCH IT HERE.

 
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UK FILM REVIEW AWARDS - WINNER

BEST DIRECTOR - STELLA VELON (‘THE CRITIC’)