With a deep interest in storytelling, multi-dimensional characters and the complexity of consciousness, Luana Di Pasquale is an award-winning genre filmmaker – writer/director and producer – who loves making horror films that delve into the dark side of the feminine psyche. Inspired by the suspenseful work of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch’s metaphysical, quantum approach to subjectivity, Di Pasquale makes horrors that are raw and visceral, disquieting and thought-provoking, offering insights into human existence and the world of spirituality.

 

After graduating from UAL, where she made Interference (2005), Di Pasquale began her career as a writer, self-shooting PD (producer/director) and editor (2006-2022) – creating short-form video content and documentaries for brands (e.g. Vladivar Vodka), cable TV networks (e.g. Current TV) and Art Projects (eg.Guerrilla Girls on Tour). She then went on to produce and direct Love Talk (2015), a lifestyle TV show for Record TV, broadcast on Sky (channel 203) – before returning to genre filmmaking, her first love.

In 2018, she founded Lunadipas Films and wrote and directed and co-produced Keep Mum,, a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning psychological thriller/horror about domestic trauma. Co-produced by Lunadipas Films and Reblis Films in association with QareyFilm, Keep Mum is distributed by Mbur Films and it is now available on AmazonPrimeUSAmazonPrimeUKSofy. TV, and PLEX.TV. Keep Mum is also broadcast on Shorts TV in the US, UK, South America and Europe.

 

Since 2020, she runs her own Filmmaking Workshop - The Art & Craft of Cinematic Storytelling - thanks to a lottery-funded grant by the Arts Council. Often invited to press interviews, horror talks and Q&As, Di Pasquale enjoys Halloween by being a "regular judge" for the "Irish Short Film Strand" at the Dark Hedges International Horror Film Festival in Belfast (Northern Ireland). She is a member of the CUT-THROAT WOMEN, an international database of women working in horror films. Luana is developing My Enemy Within, her debut feature film as a writer and director at Bad Girl//Good Woman Films.

LUANA DI PASQUALE’S FILMOGRAPHY

2022 "Online Pressure" (Documentary short) [co-producer]

2022 We Have a Story ( Short) [2nd Unit Director]

2020 “UNTITLED, the Student of Our Time” (Documentary short) [Self-Shooting PD and Editor]

2019 Keep Mum (Short) (completed) [Writer/Director and co-producer]

2016 A Passer-By (Short video poem)  [Self-Shooting PD]

2015 Love Talk (TV Series, 12 episodes) (2015) [Producer/Director]

2008 Once Upon a Time (Documentary short) [Self-Shooting PD and Editor]

2008 The Truth About Cocaine (Documentary short) [Self-Shooting PD and Editor]

2008 Feminists Are Funny (Short comedy) [Self-Shooting PD and Editor]

2008 Nonna Nicolina (Documentary short) [Self-Shooting PD and Editor]

2006 Vianne (Documentary short) [Self-Shooting PD and Editor]

2006 Between the Raindrops (Short video poem)  [Writer/Director and co-producer]

2005/III Interference (Short)  [Writer/Director and co-producer]

 

 

Keep Mum by Luana Di Pasquale

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