WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL

DIRECTOR AWARD

OREGON SCREAM WEEK HORROR FILM FESTIVAL WINTER 2019

 

 

KEEP MUM is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed short horror/thriller about domestic trauma and the cycle of domestic violence. Set in Ramsgate, Kent, on the east coast of England, it stars a real-life Mother and Son - Nadira & Cameron Murray. Written and directed by the London-based filmmaker Luana Di Pasquale, it is co-produced by Reblis Films and Lunadipas Films in association with QareyFilm.

It is distributed by Mbur Films Indie Film DistributionKEEP MUM is currently available on AmazonPrimeUK, AmazonPrimeUSSofy.TV and PLEX.TV  and it is broadcast on Short TV in US, UK, South America and Europe. KEEP MUM is a short pilot for Luana’s debut feature film

MY ENEMY WITHIN.

31 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

14 NOMINATIONS

9 AWARDS

UPCOMING &  CURRENT SCREENINGS

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AX WOUND FILM FESTIVAL 2021

10TH-19TH DEC 2021 VIRTUAL EVENT BRATTLEBORO, VERMOT, USA

ROCK HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2021

4th -14th NOVEMBER 2021 VIRTUAL EVENT

Q&A ON 12TH November 2021

WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT KEEP MUM

"For a horror short film, KEEP MUM is an impressive piece.

For a debut, Di Pasquale has worked miracles and instantly

carved her name into the genre and the industry as one to watch" 

- UK FILM REVIEW 

"Writer / Director Luana Di Pasquale serves up a compact, clever and haunting little tale with KEEP MUM. This psychological piece applies the adage of ‘less is more’ perfectly, and results in a fantastic example of British indie horror done right.”

- LONDON HORROR SOCIETY

"Claustrophobic, haunting and surreal, KEEP MUM is a

psychological thriller/horror that packs a feminist punch."

- BRITFLICKS

"Luana Di Pasquale’s ‘KEEP MUM’ is the kind of film that never stops erupting.

No matter how many times you watch it, it will always scorch your heart, a horror classic." 

- SCREENSILVERBLACK

"KEEP MUM: A fresh take on the horror genre"

- VOICEMAGUK

"KEEP MUM explores the dark and the light of our psychology.

A film sprinkled with horror, surrealism, anticipation, involving its audience

by holding them against a wall then throwing them to the ground."

- FILMOTOMY

 "KEEP MUM journeys into the horror/psychological thriller genres, taking

 the audience on a real emotional roller-coaster."

- FILM-FORUMS

 

"KEEP MUM explores the dark and the light of our psychology.

A film sprinkled with horror, surrealism, anticipation, involving its audience

by holding them against a wall then throwing them to the ground."

- FILMOTOMY

"Di Pasquale is a woman to watch. She has already shown herself to be a director

with a precise awareness of what she wants to convey with her camera.

She is sure to continue to gain more recognition with her future projects".

- FEMME FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL

 

"KEEP MUM is no phantasmal horror film,

but a true life horror story, one which echos throughout the globally" 

- THE CULT OF THE CINEMA

"KEEP MUM is an Orchestra of Inner Torment"

- CUT FRAME MAGAZINE

"KEEP MUM is a Horror, Drama  and Thriller that will have wanting for more"

- SOFY.TV

 

 

"Whether you pick this film to see what the fuss is all about, or take the time to learn and understand the story behind it, it really is one to remember."

- CLOSEUP CULTURE

"Luana Di Pasquale’s treatment of domestic drama in KEEP MUM is

at once thorough and fresh. Watch out for her!"

- Marco Valerio Pugini, Panorama Films

"KEEP MUM is a masterly debut film by Luana Di Pasquale.

A brooding, sometimes shocking work, it casts an intense gaze on domestic trauma of an especially dark nature. Great work."

Chris Salewicz, journalist, broadcaster and novelist

"KEEP MUM packs a punch delivering a brutal snapshot of a mother pushed beyond the edge - the production values are great, as is the lead performance -

the music, sound mix and slick title - Luana has done a great job

with modest means and a slender team"

Daniel Konrad Cooper, Rather Good Films

"Well, KEEP MUM packs a punch in fifteen minutes!  

Spare, lyrical, beautiful, tortured. Phenomenal pace"

Barbara Denman

"KEEP MUM is an unsettling and perplexing film, packed with startling imagery and brimming with verve. The lead actress, Nadira, gives a remarkable performance, especially considering she is so frequently the only character on screen, with no other actors to play off of. Her climactic interaction with the child answers some questions and raises many others,in the best possible way... "

- L. A.

 

 

 

 

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AWARDS

KEEP MUM premiered worldwide on the 7th December 2019 at the Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival (Portland, USA) and won the Best International Director Award. It the won the Best Actress Award at the Halicarnassus International Film Festival 2020 (Bodrum, Turkey). It won the Jury Special Film Award at the Andromeda Film Festival 2020 (Istanbul, Turkey). It won both Gold Tier for Best  Disturbing Films 2020 (Seattle, USA) and Best Short Performance at the Horror Movie Awards 2020 (Seattle, USA). It won Best Horror/Thriller Film, Canadian Cinematography Awards 2020 (CaCA, Toronto, Canada) and Best Experimental Film, New York Cinematography Awards 2020 (NYCA, USA). It won Best Actress Award at 26th Portobello Film Festival 2021 and Special Mention for Best Thriller ( Dark Arts Film Festival, Amsterdam) 

NOMINATIONS

Best Female Director and Best Actress Awards at the Nola Horror International Film Festival 2020 (New Orleans, USA) ranked one of 50's Best Genre Film Festival by MovieMaker,

Best Picture at the Austin After Dark Film Festival 2020 (Austin, USA), Best Cinematography Award at the Femme Filmmakers Festival 2020 (London)

Best Drama Award at the Atlanta Horror International Film Festival 2020 (Atlanta, USA)

Best Actress Award at the Anatomy of Crime-Horror International Film Festival 2020 (Athens, Greece), Best Films category at Horror Movie Award 2020 (Seattle, USA).

Best Editing Award, The Unrestricted  View  Film Festival 2021(London, UK)

Best Score Award, The Unrestricted  View  Film Festival 2021 (London, UK) 
The Si Spencer Award, The Unrestricted  View  Film Festival 2021(London, UK) 
Best Ensembled Performance, The Maverick Awards (Los Angeles, USA) Special Achievement - Sound Designing (Los Angeles, USA)
Best Actress Award, 26th Portobello Film Festival, 2021(London, UK)
Best Actress Award, Dark Arts Film Festival, 2021(Amsterdam, (Netherlands)
Best Thriller Aaward,Dark Arts Film Festival, 2021(Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

SEMIFINALIST

 

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 21 

World of Film Intenrational Festival Glasgow 20
Cyrus International Film Festival 20 (Toronto, Canada)
The Optical Theatre Horror Film Festival 20 ( Rome, Italy)