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
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.
The film is narrated by Emmy Award Winner 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.
The Velvet Abstract has screened at 100 film festivals, winning numerous Best Film awards in the process. It is ranked 9.0 on IMDb by audiences and the press.
Liverpool Film Festival
"A beautiful film."
San Diego Film Festival
“A breathtaking environmental film.”
"We absolutely loved it. A deserved winner."
Sydney Indie Film Festival
“Well written and enthralling.”
"Exemplary independent filmmaking."
Fargo Film Festival
"A very powerful statement."
The Gersh Agency
End of Days Film Festival
"An outstanding film."
Twin Tiers International Film Festival
“A gorgeous film.”
Kerry Film Festival
One Film Fan Magazine