Luana Di Pasquale is a London-based award-winning filmmaker whose critically acclaimed short thriller/horror, KEEP MUM, is currently in its 2nd year run on the film festival circuit and has thus far earned 30 official selections, 14 nominations and 7 wins. KEEP MUM is a film about domestic trauma and the cycle of domestic violence as well as being a short pilot for Luana’s debut feature film, MY ENEMY WITHIN, a psychological thriller/horror set in the UK and currently in development.
Since graduating from the London College of Communication, University of Arts, London (UAL) in 2005, Di Pasquale has freelanced in the film and TV industry, working as a writer and self-shooting producer/director, creating video content, commercials and short documentaries for a range of clients (including, among others, Vladivar Vodka, Rock Fuji Festival, the Guerrilla Girls on Tour and Current TV), while also producing and directing a series of personal films which ran in film festivals and art exhibitions in the UK and the US.Between 2014-16, she directed and produced her first TV talk show, Love Talk, for Record TV. In 2018, Di Pasquale founded Lunadipas Films, and KEEP MUM is its first project to be co-produced with Reblis Films. Di Pasquale is one of the Cut-Throat Women, a database of women making horror films around the world.
As a educator and creative practitioner, she founded The Art & Craft of Cinematic Storytelling in 2020, a workshop funded by the National Lottery and supported by the Arts Council, which promotes children and young people’s mental health through the art of smart-filmmaking. Currently holding her workshop at the North Cambridge Academy, working in partnership with Kettle’s Yard and Cambridge University. Di Pasquale also mentors young filmmakers at Rosetta Arts. ScreenSkills, Four Corners and Somerset Film.