Luana Di Pasquale is an award-winning genre film writer/director whose short thriller/horror KEEP MUM is currently being screened on the festival circuit, winning a number of official selections, nominations and awards. KEEP MUM is also 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 where she completed a BA Honours in Film and Video Production and graduated as a writer/director at the London College of Communication, University of Arts London (UAL), in 2005. Ever since Luana has been working in the film and TV industry, writing and directing TV talk show (Love Talk, Record TV), online commercials for a range of brands and private clients (Vladivar Vodka, Guerrilla Girls on Tour), short documentaries for cable TV (Current TV), organisations and cultural events (Rosetta Arts, Rock Fuji 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 personal subject matter to her: fresh, current and relevant female-driven stories that journey deep into the human psyche, pushing the boundaries of perception. Luana is officially one of the Cut-Throat Woman, a database of women working in horror film around the world.