2020 Webby Award Nominee for Best Individual Performance: Stella Velon (Video - Performance & Craft).
"Stella Velon's The Critic was named best short [at the Method Fest]" – Gregg Kilday, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Named among the five winners of Amazon Studios' inaugural All Voices Film Festival (amazon.com/allvoices) for U.S. filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds, judged by top executives at Amazon Studios and IMDb, THE CRITIC is the critically-acclaimed and over 20-time award-winning directorial debut of actress and writer Stella Velon.
20+ AWARDS* (selected):
Winner (Gold): 2020 W3 Awards - Best Individual Performance (Stella Velon)
Nominee: 2020 Webby Awards - Best Individual Performance (Stella Velon)
Winner: 2019 Amazon All Voices Film Festival - Runner-Up/First Prize recipient
Winner: 2019 Annual Queen Palm International Film Festival - Annual Grand Jury Prize "Couronne d'Or" & Best Short First-time Filmmaker of the Year
Winner: 2019 Method Fest Independent Film Festival - Best Short Film (Best Actress Nominee: Stella Velon)
Winner: 2019 Festival Angaelica x Catalyst Content - Best Breakout Performance: Stella Velon
Winner: 2018 UK Film Review Awards - Best Director: Stella Velon
Winner: 2018 Kinofilm Manchester International Film Festival - Women in Film Award (Runner-up)
World premiere: 2018 Boston Film Festival
*Full list: thecriticfilm.com/awards
A particularly poignant piece of cinema in the current social climate."
– Chris Olson, UK FILM REVIEW
"The Best Of All, From 2018!
‘The Critic’ is an absolutely stunning visual and a treat to the cerebral folk and cinephiles alike!
The editor’s pick this year singularly, unabashedly falls for Stella Velon’s ‘The Critic’, worth every minute of the short!”
– Editor's Pick, INDIE SHORTS MAG
hard-hitting and achingly moving... worth every minute of the short!"
– Nimisha Menon, INDIE SHORTS MAG
"quietly fierce, dramatically potent, and heartbreakingly palpable… The Critic is a sublime piece of indie film magic”
– Kirk Fernwood, ONE FILM FAN
"The Critic” is an indie short that ,painted in vibrant colors and rife with symbolism and underlying meaning, is an emotional ride that is immediate and powerful."
– Mark Ziobro, THE MOVIE BUFF
Read more: thecriticfilm.com/reviews
▶︎ Amazon Prime Video US (free with Prime): amazon.com/dp/B07SH3HDXV
▶︎ Amazon Prime Video UK (free with Prime): amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SJ2QVGD
▶︎ UK Film Channel (VOD): ukfilmchannel.co.uk/the-critic
▶︎ Omeleto (YouTube):
A starry-eyed actress with a troubled past faces her harshest critic during an interview gone wrong.
2018 | USA | 15 MIN
Narrative Short, Psychological Drama/Thriller
The Punk Floyd Company presents
Starring: Stella Velon, Alan Smyth, Todd Karner
Written & Directed by Stella Velon
Produced/Executive Produced by Jean Gabriel Kauss
Director of Photography: Akis Konstantakopoulos
Edited by Ivan Andrijanic
Music by Asaf Sagiv
Full credits: thecriticfilm.com/full-credits
The Punk Floyd Company (production):
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