The Velvet Abstract

Film Block: U     Cinema:  LAB 2        Date:  03.03.18              Time: 9.45-11.00 PM

The Velvet Abstract

Director: James Hughes

Country: UK

Runtime: 07 mins

Genre: Animation / Environment


A Short Film About the Environmental Age from a Team Spanning Six Continents.

Rated: PG




James Hughes is a Multi-Award Winning Director

His debut short film, The Stars & The Stones, was an official selection of multiple Oscar-qualifying festivals, such as the Calgary International Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival, to name just a few. Based on this success he was flown to Tuscany to direct a stage show to a live audience of four thousand that was simultaneously broadcast on Italian television.

As a screenwriter, he has sold three feature film screenplays and numerous short film scripts to international production companies, and also worked for a Los Angeles talent agency for a year as a Story Analyst.

He Directed Tobias Menzies in his latest award-winning film, The Velvet Abstract, an environmental short produced on six continents, and featuring CG Artists and Animators from Star Wars, The Hunger Games and many more. It is scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (Harry Potter, The Danish Girl, Argo). As a result of this, James was invited by BAFTA to be a Speaker on stage at the Princess Anne Theatre.