Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Dan Gilroy.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, January 10, 2019 released the trailer:
Velvet Buzzsaw | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In Miami Beach, art critic Morf Vandewalt attends an art exhibition alongside his friend, Josephina, who works for Rhodora Haze, owner of the Haze Gallery and formerly a member of the rock band Velvet Buzzsaw. Unfulfilled in his love life with his boyfriend, Ed, Morf starts a sexual relationship with Josephina. Returning to Los Angeles, Josephina finds a dead man named Vetril Dease in her apartment building, and enters his home to discover a myriad of paintings, some of which are partially destroyed. Josephina steals the paintings to show Morf and Rhodora, who become fascinated with Dease. Rhodora decides to exhibit several pieces in her gallery, which is an instant success. The artworks enchant Gretchen, Morf's art curator friend, and Piers, a former artist for the Haze Gallery. Rhodora keeps most of the paintings, and Morf and Josephina keep a small portion each. To ensure the rarity of the paintings, Rhodora orders gallery worker Bryson to transport half of them to storage. Bryson opens a crate and decides to keep one of the paintings for himself. En route, the painting catches fire from his cigarette ash and burns him, causing him to crash into a gas station. As he heads inside to clean the burns, Bryson is attacked by a painting of monkeys fixing a car and goes missing. Researching Dease, Morf discovers he suffered from a troubled and abusive childhood that culminated in the murder of his father and a growing mental illness that permeates his works. Jon Dondon, a rival art gallery owner, has hired an investigator to uncover the same story. He attempts to reveal Dease's story to the press but is murdered when a mysterious hand hangs him by his scarf. Coco, Rhodora's former assistant who had just begun working for Jon, discovers his body. Morf sees a hand in a Dease painting suddenly move which unsettles him.


Jake Gyllenhaal
Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo
Rhodora Haze
Toni Collette
Zawe Ashton
Tom Sturridge
Jon Dondon
Natalia Dyer
Daveed Diggs
Billy Magnussen
John Malkovich
Alan Mandell
Mig Macario
Nitya Vidyasagar
Sedale Threatt Jr.
Pat Healy
Man from Perlack
Marco Rodríguez
Ray Ruskinspear (as Marco Rodriguez)
Keith Bogart
Husband at Art Basel Will Call
Sofia Toufa
Wife at Art Basel Will Call
Kassandra Voyagis
Art Basel Staffer
Mark Leslie Ford
Art Basel Staffer
Amy Tsang
Chinese Woman at Art Basel
Mark Steger
Ruth Gilroy
Art Basel Art Buyer
Joel Patino Corona
Andrea Marcovicci
Miami Party Guest
Time Winters
Miami Party Guest
David Moses
Miami Party Guest
Eugene Nomura
Josephina's Neighbor
Patrick Quinlan
Haze Gallery Lighting Technician
Gregory Cruz
Rob Brownstein
Pisay Pao
Ian Alda
Christopher Darga
Valentina Gordon
Ghostly Daughter
James Aston Lake
Ghostly Father
Oz Kalvan
Ghostly Son
Cass Buggé
Ghostly Wife
Chris Ghaffari
Young Gallery Man
Jasmin Marsters
Young Gallery Woman
John Fleck
Older Gallery Man
Candice Ramirez
Older Gallery Woman
Brendan Parry Kaufmann
Dease Opening Patron
Rebecca Klingler
Dease Opening Patron
Ruth Williamson
Dease Opening Patron
Kristen DeVore Rakes
German Woman
Andrea Helene
German Woman
Kevin Carroll
Giulia Rocca
Italian Art Buyer (as Giulia Chiara Rocca)
Sydney Lemmon
Jon Dondon's Assistant
Pamela Shaddock
Lama Curator
Steven Williams
VA Janitor
Charlotte Taschen
Woman at Funeral
Sean Riley
Funeral Clergyman
Stefan Marks
Eye Doctor
Darren Richardson
British Gallery Owner
James Paxton
Sitara Falcon
Tow Truck Driver
Scott Broderick
Moving Supervisor
Sal Lopez
Roadside Vendor
Adam Silver
Roadside Man
Joanna Strapp
Roadside Woman


Principal photography began on March 5, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

The film Velvet Buzzsaw was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Sundance) and on February 1, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $21.2 million, the film grossed over $5.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Velvet Buzzsaw got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Velvet Buzzsaw

Wikipedia: Velvet Buzzsaw

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