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Velvet Karma

Mistaking an open window for an invitation, two mischievous girls, (Bailey Noble "True Blood", Emily Mest "The Malibu Tapes") break into Jeweler Tarina Tarantino's downtown showroom. Together, they embark on a fashion-mocking adventure, poking fun at style-obsessed Millenials, bloggers and, of course, at pretentious fashion films. In the end however, their antics come to halt when they attempt to steal a statement necklace. Karma has never been this fun.

  • Alfonso Campos
    Biba, Hollywood Wonderland
  • Alfonso Campos
    Biba, Hollywood Wonderland
  • Tarina Tarantino
    Executive Producer
  • Alfonso Campos
    Biba, Hollywood Wonderland
  • Holly Payberg
    Associate Producer
    Feathers and Toast, The Sex Trade, The Guardians
  • Bailey Noble
    Key Cast
    True Blood
  • Emily Mest
    Key Cast
    The Malibu Tapes
  • Diego Torroija
    The Firefly Catcher, Sacred Heart
  • Richard Downie
  • Evodio Luna
  • Holly Payberg
    Feathers and Toast, GG's Java Joint
  • Arturo Solar
    Music Composed & Conducted by
    Bautiful Faces, Una Ultima y Nos Vamos
  • John Stapleton
  • Marissa Cydya
  • Stephanie Margalette Audoin
  • Gregg Garvin (Modern Video Film)
    Color Correction
  • Maria Palazzola
    Color Supervisor
  • Diego Torroija
  • Eric Cifuentes (Trax West)
    ADR Voice
  • "Broken Doll" by Juan Carlos Portillo
    Additional Music
  • "Wayfarer" by Hot Springs"
    Additional Music
  • OAK
    Clothing by
    Jewelry by
  • Juan Carlos Portillo
    Foley Artist
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamon
    Sound Mixer
  • Craig C. Price
  • Rafi Pogosyan
    Titles by
  • Mkrtich Hmbartsumyan
    Titles by
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Alfonso Campos

Born in Nicaragua, Director Alfonso Campos came to Los Angeles as a child after his country's savage civil war. He credits early American and European cinema as vehicles that helped him escape the uncertainties of war, and in turn influencing a future passion for making films. He has written and directed fashion short films and commercial campaigns for Tarina Tarantino , Sephora and Paul Mitchell. In 2006 he directed his first fashion film, the highly stylized “Hollywood Wonderland” starring Illeana Douglas. Many of the campaigns that he's created for Tarina Tarantino are cinematic storybooks and are accompanied by mini-docu-style behind the scenes videos. “Tokyo Hardcore” starring AFI frontman, Davey Havok; about a rock star, a beautiful robot, and an obsessed transgender fan seeking fame and love at all cost. The following year he wrote and directed a branded episodic internet series about fashion espionage called Biba, starring Nestor Carbonell and Dominik Garcia-Lorido, followed by the making of “My Pretty”, a re-interpretation of “The Wizard of Oz” for a fashion collaboration featuring Tarina Tarantino and Warner Bros. It starred Debbie Mazar and Kelly Osbourne.

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