The Velvet Abstract

T H E  V E L V E T  A B S T R A C T


A short film about the environmental age set against a plethora of visual effects, illustrations, and animations from a team spanning six continents

Synopsis

The Velvet Abstract was produced on six continents and features a narrated poem over a plethora of visual effects and animations with a dark purple color palette to represent the cataclysmic stain of mankind on the environment. The first half of the film deals with our vices and darker thoughts, the things we focus on to avoid responsibility. The second half is what is happening to the planet in the absence of our concerted effort to save it.

Production

The film is narrated by Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Outlander, Game of Thrones), and it has an original score by Jean-Pascal Beintus (The Shape of Water, Harry Potter, Little Women). It was edited by Patrick J Don Vito, the Oscar Nominated Editor of this year’s Best Picture winner, Green Book.

Release

The Velvet Abstract has screened at over 80 film festivals, winning numerous Best Film awards in the process. It is ranked 9.0 on IMDb by audiences and the press.



"A very powerful statement."


The Gersh Agency

5.0
2019-11-03T12:03:16+00:00

The Gersh Agency

"A very powerful statement."

"A beautiful film."


San Diego Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-02T11:31:13+00:00

San Diego Film Festival

"A beautiful film."

“A breathtaking environmental film.”


2eyes1screen

5.0
2019-11-02T11:33:42+00:00

2eyes1screen

“A breathtaking environmental film.”

"Undeniably soul-stirring."


One Film Fan Magazine

5.0
2019-11-03T12:04:05+00:00

One Film Fan Magazine

"Undeniably soul-stirring."

"An outstanding film."


Twin Tiers International Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-03T12:09:24+00:00

Twin Tiers International Film Festival

"An outstanding film."

"We absolutely loved it. A deserved winner."


Sydney Indie Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-03T12:06:23+00:00

Sydney Indie Film Festival

"We absolutely loved it. A deserved winner."

"Exemplary independent filmmaking."


Fargo Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-02T11:30:29+00:00

Fargo Film Festival

"Exemplary independent filmmaking."

“Absolutely wonderful.” 


Liverpool Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-02T11:34:23+00:00

Liverpool Film Festival

“Absolutely wonderful.” 

“A gorgeous film.”


Kerry Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-02T11:32:02+00:00

Kerry Film Festival

“A gorgeous film.”

“Truly stunning.”


End of Days Film Festival

5.0
2019-11-02T11:35:02+00:00

End of Days Film Festival

“Truly stunning.”

“Well written and enthralling.”


Starbust Magazine

5.0
2019-11-02T11:32:56+00:00

Starbust Magazine

“Well written and enthralling.”
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Director: James Hughes
Format: Short Film
Genre: Animation / Experimental
Sound: Dolby™ 5.1 Surround
Ratio: 1:85:1
Length: 7 Minutes