"The Critic is a sublime piece of indie film magic"

‟A quietly fierce, dramatically potent, and heartbreakingly palpable exercise in what could very well be one of the most impactful inward looks at the realities found within the celebrity mindset…

…and when we look at the tragedies like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, et al, it’s an all-too-real portrait that what we see on the surface as “the perfect life” they lead isn’t always everything it appears to be.

Winner 3 Awards of Excellence | Best Shorts Competition

‘The Critic’ joins the ranks of internationally acclaimed productions such as the Oscar-winning short film ‘Mr. Hublot’ (by Laurent Witz), and ‘Vinylmation: A Love Story’ (Disney Interactive), among others. The three categories for which the film was considered and won (all 3) are:

Short Film, Actress in a Leading Role (Stella Velon) & Women Filmmakers (Stella Velon)

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'The Critic' Wraps Principal Photography

Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Stella Velon and starring Stella Velon and Alan Smyth as the two main characters, The Critic was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA in two days. Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos below and stay tuned for more!

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