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Stella Velon


Buchwald & Assoc , Don


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    Available to work in the following additional locations: CA - Hollywood, New York
    Agency Contact Type Location
    Buchwald & Assoc , Don 212-867-1200 Agency-CO Verbal New York

    Physical Characteristics:

    Gender: Female
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 125 lbs.
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Hazel
    Dress Size: 5
    Pant Size: 27
    Bust/Chest: 34"
    Cup Size: B
    Waist: 27"
    Hips: 38"
    Body Type(s): Athletic,  Slim
    Portrayable Age: 23 years - 33 years
    Portrayable Ethnicities: Arabian,  Armenian,  Caucasian/White,  Cuban,  Eurasian,  European,  French,  Greek,  Iranian,  Israeli,  Italian,  Latino/Hispanic,  Lebanese,  Mexican,  Middle Eastern,  Russian,  Spanish,  Turkish
    Disability Information:


    BASKETS Co-Star FX/Jonathan Krisel, Dir.
    HOPPUS ON MUSIC Guest Star FUSE /Brit McAdams, Dir.
    GOSSIP GIRL Co-Star CW/Joe Lazarov, Dir.
    STRUGGLEING Guest Star A. WHOLE PRODS/Brent Harvey, Dir.
    R.I.S. POLICE SCIENTIFIQUE Co-Star TF1/Herve Renoh, Dir.
    THE MAJESTY OF RAWK! Recurring (pilot) PETROCK INC./Dusty Wright, Dir.
    THE CRITIC (Winner 24+ Awards / Also Wrote & Directed)) Lead THE PUNK FLOYD COMPANY/Stella Velon, Dir.
    SHUTTERBUG (Award of Merit LA Indie Fest 2009) Lead CYPRIAN FILMS/Minos Papas, Dir.
    '79 PARTS Supporting HIT & RUN PRODS/Ari Taub, Dir.
    FAR ROCKAWAY Supporting HIT & RUN PRODS /Michael Shuerger, Dir.
    ASYLUM Lead KNOWMORE CREATES/Matthew Murphy, Dir.
    DEAD END Lead PROTOTYPE FILMS/Fabien Dufils, Dir.
    GIRL 'N A GUN Lead INTL PICTURES/Zachary Roberts, Dir.
    VIDEO GAME Lead CODEBREAKER/Guillermo Barreira, Dir.
    VIVE LA VIE Supporting D.B. PROD/Yves Fajnberg, Dir.
    UNCLE JACK (Reading) Helena Jeffrey Finn Prods/Burke-Cohen, New York
    MISS JULIE Miss Julie International Theatre New York, Denmark
    SAINT JOAN Joan International Theatre New York, Paris, France
    CHONCHON Elle Theatre du Gymnase Marie-Bell, Paris, France
    LA PRISE DE BERG-OP-ZOOM Paulette Theatre du Gymnase Marie-Bell, Paris, France
    SECRET WINDOW (Official Music Video) PETROCK INC./Dusty Wright, Dir.
    BEST BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE (Recipient) Festival Angaelica at Catalyst Content for THE CRITIC
    BEST ACTRESS (Nominee) & BEST SHORT FILM* (Recipient) The Method Fest (*Celebrating outstanding performances in independent film) for THE CRITIC
    BEST ACTRESS (Recipient) Queen Palm International Film Festival for THE CRITIC
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: ACTRESS LEADING (Recipient) Best Shorts Competition for THE CRITIC
    Official Website
    THE CRITIC | Official Website (Actress/Writer/Director)
    THE CRITIC on Amazon Prime Video
    Actor Bio
    Stella most recently made her directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed and multi-award winning short drama 'The Critic'.
    Focused on personal and visceral storytelling, Velon garnered stellar reviews for her work on the film as a performer, writer, and director. Since its launch at the 2018 Boston Film Festival, 'The Critic' has won over 20 festival awards, including one of the four First Prizes at Amazon Studios' inaugural 2019 All Voices Film Festival (judged by the co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios Julie Rapaport, Head of Diversity at Amazon Studios Latasha Gillespie, and Founder and CEO of IMDb Col Needham), the coveted Best Director prize at the 2018 UK Film Review Awards (in the company of Oscar-winning heavyweights such as Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' and Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born'), Best Short Film at the 2019 Method Fest, Best Actress & Annual Grand Jury Prize at the Queen Palm International Film Festival (alongside 2019 Emmy-winning documentary 'Crime + Punishment') and also became Indie Shorts Mag's Editor's Pick "The Best Of All, From 2018!".
    UK Film Review described Stella's portrayal of the main character of the Actress as "one of the best leading performances of the year", and Indie Shorts Mag wrote: "From her writing & direction to acting, she has done it with such finesse, that it's a pity that we can't rate her any higher." 'The Critic' became "the first short to receive 5 stars" on the latter and was dubbed "a sublime piece of indie film magic" by One Film Fan, among other accolades.
    As a performer, Velon has appeared in film and TV shows such as 'Baskets' (FX), 'Men in Black 3', 'Gossip Girl' (CW), etc., and has trained at some of the most prestigious drama schools in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.
    As a creator/screenwriter, she is currently working on a single-camera girl-powered dramedy series, inspired by her modeling years in New York City. The show is fully fleshed out and is in active development in collaboration with fashion super agent, and former president of JGK Inc., Jean Gabriel Kauss.
    Velon grew up obsessively watching 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.
    Stella is perfectly bilingual (English/French), holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Paris X, and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Women Directors.

    Skills and Training:

    Special Skills
    Actor, Billiard Player, Fencer, Ice Skater, Improv, Kick Boxer, Latin Dancer, Model, Photographer, Roller Blader, Skier-Water, Stage Combat, Swimmer, Yoga
    English - Fluent French - Fluent Italian - Conversational
    Other Skills
    US & EU Passports, Licensed Driver, Ability to pick up new languages & accents quickly, Horseback Riding (beginner)
    Professional Training/Education
    Acting/Scene Study: AMAW (LA), Sheila Gray (LA), The BGB Studio (LA), Joan Rosenfels (NY)
    Private Coach: Marcus Giamatti
    On-Camera: Doug Warhit, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Novack (LA & NY)
    Voice: Andrea Haring (NY)
    Accents: Amanda Quaid (NY)
    Alexander Technique: Jessica Wolf, Rebecca Tuffey (NY)
    Two-Year Conservatory: HB Studio (NY)
    International Theatre NY: Robert Castle (Paris, Copenhagen, NY)
    One-Year Conservatory: Cours Viriot (Paris)
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