MEET THE TEAM

The Critic Cast & Crew


CAST

Stella Velon

Stella Velon

STELLA VELON as the Actress

See bio below.

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Alan Smyth

Alan Smyth

ALAN SMYTH as the Interviewer

Alan Smyth was born, grew up and went to drama school (in that order) in Ireland. He worked in every major theatre in the country, mainly the prestigious Gate, Abbey and Gaiety Theatres, appearing in many classic works such as ‘Hamlet’, ‘King Lear’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Salome’ and ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’. He was a series regular for 5 years on Ireland’s longest-running TV show, ‘Fair City’.

Since moving to the US in 2006, he has worked mostly in TV, with recurring roles on shows such as ‘Person’s Unknown’, ‘Children’s Hospital’, ’The Last Ship’, ’The Middleman’, ‘NCIS’, along with many other guest appearances on shows that include ‘Castle’, ‘CSY:NY’, ‘Leverage’, ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’. He has appeared in several movies including ‘The Outfield’ and can be seen next in the movie ‘Poor Behavior’, written and directed by Theresa Rebeck, which is released on May 27th.

He can be heard narrating a number of audio books on Amazon and Audible.

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Todd Karner

Todd Karner

TODD KARNER as the DIRECTOR

Todd began studying acting over 20 years ago while pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Theater at Minnesota State University in Mankato. During the course of his studies, he found that on top of a passion for acting, he had a natural talent for phonetics and accents. After receiving his degree in 2001, he moved to Ireland, where he was involved in multiple theatrical productions including playing the lead in the Irish premier of Tennessee William’s “Not About Nightingales.”  He was able to hone his skills even further when he opened a theater company, About Face, in Ireland. For the past eleven years, he has been living in Los Angeles doing what he loves, performing on camera and doing voice over, and teaching acting as well as accents and accent reduction.

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CREW

 
Stella Velon

Stella Velon

Writer/Director | STELLA VELON

Stella most recently wrapped shooting The Critic, her award-winning directorial debut, which she wrote and also stars in, and for which she has earned multiple awards, among them the Best Director prize at the 2018 UK Film Review Awards, Best Short Film at the 2019 Method Fest and most recently the film was elected Indie Shorts Mag’s Editor’s Pick - The Best Of All, From 2018!

She is currently developing a girl-powered comedy series inspired by her modeling years in New York City.

As a kid, she was obsessed with Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, and Romeo + Juliet, and her latest work as a filmmaker has been influenced by the likes of Christopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky.


Producer/Executive Producer | JEAN GABRIEL KAUSS

Jean Gabriel Kauss is a renowned agent and the former president of JGK Inc., a top photography agency with offices in New York, Paris, and London, representing some of the biggest names in fashion and film such as Ruven Afanador, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Gilles Bensimon, Michel Comte, François Halard, James Houston, Dominique Issermann, Alix Malka, Thierry Mugler, Mickey Rourke, Lance Staedler, and Antoine Verglas among many others.

Jean Gabriel is the-cofounder of The Punk Floyd Company with Stella Velon, currently developing a TV comedy written by Velon set in the NYC fashion world.

Jean Gabriel Kauss

Jean Gabriel Kauss


Akis Konstantakopoulos

Akis Konstantakopoulos

Cinematographer | AKIS KONSTANTAKOPOULOS

A graduate of Harvard University and the American Film Institute (AFI), Akis commenced his career serving as a 2nd Unit DP for Oscar nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC. A member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), Akis has lensed more than 20 feature films and over 100 projects, including commercials, music videos, TV shows and short films. Some highlights of his recent projects include David L. Cunningham’s period drama ‘Jo, The Medicine Runner’, starring Matt Dillon, Jim Caviezel and Ryan Potter; Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut ‘The Late Bloomer’, starring J.K Simmons and ‘Bereave’, starring Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell, Keith Carradine, a best film awardee at 12 film festivals.


Editor | IVAN ANDRIJANIC

Ivan Andrijanic has worked both in Europe and the United States. He is well versed in various film and TV genres and formats. He edited the action-packed thriller 'I.T.' starring Pierce Brosnan, and the critically acclaimed Adam Goldberg’s comedy 'No Way Jose’. Some of Ivan's credits also include the half-hour TV comedy 'Myrna' starring Marlo Bernier, a number of documentaries that won numerous festival awards, including Legendary’s 'Make It Work', Ricky Schroder’s 'Volunteer' and 'The Fighting Season', The Konwiser brothers’ 'Inside Endurance', as well as commercials for top brands such as Grey Goose, Bentley, Bacardi and music videos for top hits such as Macy Gray’s 'Beauty in the World' and her duet with Bobby Brown 'Real Love', among others.

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Ivan Andrijanic

Ivan Andrijanic


Asaf Sagiv

Asaf Sagiv

Composer | ASAF SAGIV

Asaf Sagiv is a film composer living and working in Los Angeles. He grew up in Israel, playing guitar and studying composition, and later relocated to the USA. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston (‘07), and a recipient of the Film Scoring department Doug Timm Award for Outstanding Musicianship. He was selected to attend the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) Mentor Program in Los Angeles Fall 2007.Asaf has recently scored a feature documentary narrated by Academy Award winning actor J.K. Simmons. His music has been featured in two major blockbusters: Gary Felder's 'Homefront' (Nu Image / Millennium Films) and 'Misconduct' (Lionsgate) starring Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino.

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