WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL
KEEP MUM is an award-winning independent short film, an art house, psychological thriller, horror/drama set on the east coast of England, starring a real-life Mother and Son - Nadira & Cameron Murray. Written and directed by the London-based filmmaker Luana Di Pasquale, co-produced by Lunadipas Films and Reblis Films in association with QareyFilm, KEEP MUM is a short pilot for Luana’s debut feature film MY ENEMY WITHIN.
WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT KEEP MUM
'KEEP MUM' journeys into the horror/psychological thriller genres, taking
the audience on a real emotional roller-coaster.
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.
"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."
"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.”
"Claustrophobic, haunting and surreal, KEEP MUM is a
psychological thriller/horror that packs a feminist punch."
"KEEP MUM is an Orchestra of Inner Torment"
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.
"Luana Di Pasquale’s treatment of domestic drama in KEEP MUM is
at once thorough and fresh. Watch out for her!
"KEEP MUM is a masterly debut film from Luana Di Pasquale.
A brooding, sometimes shocking work, it casts an intense gaze on domestic trauma of an especially dark nature. Great work."
"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"
"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.