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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.
Distributed by Mbur Films Indie Film Distribution, KEEP MUM is currently available on AmazonPrimeUK, AmazonPrimeUS, Sofy.TV and PLEX.TV. KEEP MUM is broadcast on Shorts TV in the US, UK, South America and Europe.
KEEP MUM is a short pilot for Luana’s debut feature film MY ENEMY WITHIN.
WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT
"With very little dialogue but some powerful visual imagery, Keep Mum compresses a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish and thoroughly engrossing 15-minute mystery that is chilling, disorienting, and dread-inducing."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"KEEP MUM: A fresh take on the horror genre"
"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."
"KEEP MUM journeys into the horror/psychological thriller genres, taking
the audience on a real emotional roller-coaster."
"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".
"KEEP MUM is no phantasmal horror film,
but a true life horror story, one which echos throughout the globally"
"KEEP MUM is an Orchestra of Inner Torment"
"KEEP MUM is a Horror, Drama and Thriller that will have to want for more"
"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."
"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
"A shovel, a bloodied shirt, a cliff, a teddy bear oozing blood, an "accident" -
as the film progresses, it's up to us to join the dots".
"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"
"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.