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Avaritia (2015)

'Avaritia' is our new award winning short film. 

The film premiered at the prestigious 'Cannes Film Festival', 13th to 24 May 2015.

Avaritia Poster


'Avaritia' Poster Art


See foot of page for the official press pack.


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  Robert A. Welsh and Amy Sawyers in 'Avaritia'.
 


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Robert A. Welsh and Sarah Elizabeth Mills in 'Avaritia'.




Still From Avaritia



Still from Avaritia

'Avaritia' is a homage to the classic silent movies of the 1920.  It tells the story of a powerful man trapped in a world of his own choosing. Obsessed by money he has been corrupted by the banking institutions he works for. He is alone and without love, but one day he meets the girl he chooses to be his companion... 

A unique blend of stop-motion and live action, 'Avaritia' is made up of over 9,000 individual photographs to form a haunting and surreal, but ultimately beautiful depiction of love and greed. Filmed over a two year period and set to a beautiful piano score by composer, Jennifer Austin, 'Avaritia' is like nothing you have seen before.
 
The film is a metaphor for the two opposing worlds of Capitalism and Commercialism.  It shows how these institutions cannot exist together as one entity, but as a couple they need each other to survive.
 



 
 


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Sarah Elizabeth Mills
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Introducing: The Face Of Edinburgh, 2013

Sarah is an Edinburgh based model who has achieved national acclaim by winning the 2013 'Face of Edinburgh' award.  She also came 1st runner up in the 2013 'Face of Scotland' award.  Not content with that, she reached the finals of 'Miss International UK' and 'Miss Intercontinental Scotland' competitions and is now up against the best for 'Top Runway Model of the Year' and 'Best Female Pageant Winner of the Year'.

For more information on Sarah visit the following links:










Festivals
2015
Cannes Film Festival, SFC
2016
New Hope Film Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival
Busho, Budapest Short Film Festival
 
Other Productions:
 






Watch the official trailer for 'Avaritia' on Vimeo:




Check out the 'Cannes' Short Film Catalogue page for 'Avaritia'




Awards

Best Shorts Competition Winner


Leading Actor: Robert A. Welsh


Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival SFC



Still From Avaritia

For more information read the recent media articles via the links at the foot of this page:- 
 
Credits:

Director:                                Walid Salhab
 
Producers:                             Robert A. Welsh
                                                Walid Salhab
                                                Rosalynn Campbell
 
Writer:                                    Walid Salhab
 
Star Actors:                           Robert A. Welsh
                                                Sarah Elizabeth Mills
                                                Amy Sawyers
  

Cinematography by:            Walid Salhab

 

Film Editing by:                     Walid Salhab

 

 
Production Office
        

Production Manager:           Rosalynn Campbell

 

Publicity / Press:                   Rosalynn Campbell

 


1st Unit AD:                          Michael Grant

2nd Unit AD:                         Ondrej Lodes

                                                 Marcin Walczak

 

Camera and Electrical Department

 

Camera operator:                   Walid Salhab

 

1st Unit Camera Assist:        Robert A. Welsh

                                                 Rosalynn Campbell

                                            

Lighting                                  Bill Annau


Animators:                             Carina Campbell-Welsh

                                                 Liisa Ahonen

                                                 Michael Korzonek

 

Piano Music Composed

and Performed by:                Jennifer Austin


Sound Post Production:      Bart Slight


Sound Recording:                Mike Guest


Dance and Movement

Choreography:                     Robert A. Welsh


Art Design:                           Robert A. Welsh


Motion Tracking/Mask:     Greg McGraw


Dance Co-ordinator:           Agata Jagodzinska


Special Thanks to:               Zoe Redhead

                                                Lloyd's Banking Group

                                                Mike Guest

                                                George Theurer

                                                Jenners / House of Fraser  (Edinburgh)

                                                Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh)


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Filming in sub-zero temperatures in Edinburgh (Winter 2013)

  
Technical information

 

Shooting format:    HD SLR


Camera:                   Canon Digital SLR Camera 5D Mark III

 

Photographs taken:                        27,000

Photographs used in final cut:     9,000


Aspect Ratio:         16:9

 

Sound Format:       Dolby Stereo

 

Running Time:       7 minutes

 

Languages:             Silent




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Cast and Crew - On the set of 'Avaritia'

(Princes Street, Edinburgh, Christmas 2013)


Publicity Image for Avaritia


Robert A. Welsh as the powerful banker, Adam,

in a publicity image from 'Avaritia'.




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After the shoot that evening.

 
For More Information:  see also Publicity
 


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Robert Welsh,
30 May 2015, 05:45
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