Stella Velon is an AMERICAN actress and writer
Stella most recently wrapped shooting The Critic, her directorial debut, which she wrote and also starred in, and for which she has won multiple awards, among them Best Actress at the Queen Palm International Film Festival and Best Director at the 2018 UK Film Review Awards, joining an impressive list of critically-acclaimed films such as Alfonso Cuarón's Roma and Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born.
Her work on the film has been lauded by critics calling her writing and direction "exceptional" and her performance as the main character of the Actress "one of the best leading performances of the year" (UK Film Review). The film was dubbed "a sublime piece of indie film magic" (One Film Fan) and also became "the first short film to receive five stars on IndieShortsMag.com", among other accolades.
Stella is also developing a girl-powered comedy series inspired by her modeling years in New York City under the helm of her production company The Punk Floyd Company, which she co-founded together with former fashion super agent Jean Gabriel Kauss.
Velon has studied at some of the most prestigious drama schools in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles and spends her time between those three. Perfectly bilingual she also holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Paris X.
As a kid, she was obsessed with 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.