Luana Di Pasquale is an award-winning genre film writer/director who has currently her short film KEEP MUM running up the festival circuits: it premiered in Portland, Oregon, in December 2019 and has since been shown in Istanbul, Bodrum, Austin, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington, Nova Scotia and London, winning a number of awards including Best International Director (Scream Week Horror Film Festival). KEEP MUM is a short film pilot for Luana's debut feature Film MY ENEMY WITHIN a psychological thriller/horror set in the UK, currently in development.
After completing a Diploma in Fine Art and Architecture at Liceo Artistico R. Sanzio in Pavia, a Diploma in Humanities Studies at Liceo Artistico Primo di Brera in Milan (Italy), Luana moved to London in 1999 and completed a BA Honours in Film and Video Production at the London College of Communication, University of Arts London (UAL), in 2005. Luana has worked in the film and TV industry ever since, writing and directing TV talk shows, online commercials for a range of brands and private clients (Vladivar Vodka, Guerrilla Girls on Tour), short documentaries for cable TV (Current TV, Record TV) and for organisations and cultural events (Rock Fuji Festival, International Women’s Art Festival), before moving into the world of cinematic storytelling.
In 2018, Luana founded Lunadipas Films, an independent company dedicated to the development and production of a slate of genre films in which she explores subject matter very personal to her: female-driven stories that are fresh, current and relevant, that journey deep into the human psyche and push the boundaries of perception. Luana is officially one of the Cut-Throat Woman, a database of women working in horror film around the world.