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 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.

Release

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.



“Absolutely wonderful.” 


Liverpool Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:34:23+00:00

Liverpool Film Festival

“Absolutely wonderful.” 

“Truly stunning.”


End of Days Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:35:02+00:00

End of Days Film Festival

“Truly stunning.”

"A beautiful film."


San Diego Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:31:13+00:00

San Diego Film Festival

"A beautiful film."

"Exemplary independent filmmaking."


Fargo Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:30:29+00:00

Fargo Film Festival

"Exemplary independent filmmaking."

"An outstanding film."


Twin Tiers International Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-03T12:09:24+00:00

Twin Tiers International Film Festival

"An outstanding film."

“Well written and enthralling.”


Starbust Magazine

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:32:56+00:00

Starbust Magazine

“Well written and enthralling.”

"Undeniably soul-stirring."


One Film Fan Magazine

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-03T12:04:05+00:00

One Film Fan Magazine

"Undeniably soul-stirring."

"We absolutely loved it. A deserved winner."


Sydney Indie Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-03T12:06:23+00:00

Sydney Indie Film Festival

"We absolutely loved it. A deserved winner."

“A gorgeous film.”


Kerry Film Festival

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:32:02+00:00

Kerry Film Festival

“A gorgeous film.”

“A breathtaking environmental film.”


2eyes1screen

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-02T11:33:42+00:00

2eyes1screen

“A breathtaking environmental film.”

"A very powerful statement."


The Gersh Agency

Sunset Aperture
5
2019-11-03T12:03:16+00:00

The Gersh Agency

"A very powerful statement."
5
11
Sunset Aperture

Director: James Hughes
Format: Short Film
Genre: Animation / Experimental
Sound: Dolby™ 5.1 Surround
Ratio: 1.85:1
Length: 7 Minutes