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                 Bio

Luana Di Pasquale is a London-based Award-Winning Director, a genre film writer/director who has a deep interest for storytelling, multi-dimensional characters psychological thriller and drama/horror films. After a Diploma in Fine Art and Architecture in Italy, she moved to London and completed a BA Honours in Film and Video at the London College of Communication, University of Arts London. INTERFERENCE, her graduation short film project, was her first psychological drama as a writer/director and was showcased at the ICA, the NFT and the Portobello Film Festival. Since then, Luana has worked as a committed writer/director, self-shooting PD and editor, producing  branded video content, promo for brands and art organisations for the likes of Vladivar Vodka Brand, BECTU, Twining Tea, SRI Capital Adviser, World Islamic Economic Forum, Cancer Research, Shelter, Women Arts International Festival, Rock Fuji Festival in Japan etc. During this time, she also worked as an assistant director for the Oscar-winning film director Mike Figgis (Love Live Long), as an editor for filmmaker/artist Ken McMullen (Arrows of Time - art installation exhibited in Lisbon, Paris and London), and as a camera operator for Don Letts (Love Music and Hate Racism, a documentary broadcast on Channel 4).

While freelancing, Luana carried on producing her own work as a writer/director: A PASSER-BY, a video installation based on Charles Baudelaire's poem, was shown as part of the collective exhibition 17 Days (vol.7 and 8) in Michigan and New York. BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS a short video was showcaswd on ITV Local and Portobello Film Festival 06FEMINISTS ARE FUNNY, a short comedy about the legendary New York-based feminist activist group - t
he Guerrilla Girls on Tour - as they get ready for a show, was selected at the Chasama Film Festival in New York and the Portobello film festival 08. NONNA NICOLINA, a short documentary about an elderly woman in Rome, was exhibited in Peterborough, as part of the collective exhibition Learning to Love You More, curated by the award-winning film artist Miranda July. It was also showcased at the Channel 4 website and at the Portobello Film festival 09; while THE TRUTH ABOUT COCAINE and PORN FOR WOMEN short docs were broadcast on Current TV in the US, the UK and Italy over the course of 5 years. They were also showcased at the Portobello Film Festival 10. In 2014/15, Di Pasquale directed and produced LOVE TALK, her first TV talk show for Record TV Network. Currently, she is a film-making mentor to young students from a disadvantaged background for Rosetta Arts, a visual art organization based in London and  Course Leader in Creative Digital Media at ACC - Access Creative College in London - Shoreditch site.

After 14 years of freelancing in various roles in the Film and TV industry - while producing her work indepedently, in 2018 Di Pasquale founded her independent production company Lunadipas Films to make only genre films dear to her heart as a writer/director until the day she dies. Currently KEEP MUM, a short psychological/horror drama  is the first film co-produced by Lunadipas Films and Reblis Films in association with Quareyfilm. KEEP MUM is selected for competition at the OREGON SCREAM WEEK HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Portland, US and WON the Best International Direcror Award. KEEP MUM worldwide Premiere/release was on the 7th December 2019. 

Exhibitions/broadcast and Freelance Work

#EXHIBITIONS/FESTIVALS

 

 

KEEP MUM - OFFICIAL SELECTION

OREGON SCREAM WEEK HORROR

FILM FESTIVAL 19, Portland,US

6th DECEMBER 2019

 

 

KEEP MUM Limited Prints

at the London Irish Centre,

For International Women's day

from 8th March to 2nd April 2018

A PASSER-BY at 17 Days (vol.7)

It was exhibited at Mahoney Hall – University of Massachusetts Lowell from November 14, 2016 – May 1, 2017 at Atrium Gallery – Western Michigan University.

A PASSER-BY at MOVINGPOEMS,US, 2016

A PASSER-BY at 17 Days (vol.8) September 30 – October 26, 2015 at The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery – Alfred State College in New York.

BLOODLINE EXHIBITION, Mix Media @Apart Gallery, Soho,London,UK, 2011

H2O walk for water walk for life VIDEO installation @WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY,London April,2010

 

MEMORANDUM LA TERRA TREMA at THE INTERNATIONAL CINEMADAMARE FILM FESTIVAL,Italy, 2010

 

VIDEO INSTALLATIONS for THE GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR's Theatre performances 2007-2011

2008 - FEMINSITS ARE FUNNY - was selected at THE CHASAMA FILM FESTIVAL, NY,US.

NONNA NICOLINA video installation

exhibited at the LEARNING TO LOVE YOU MORE curated by award winning filmmaker Miranda July, Middlesborough,UK,2008

ROCK FUJI FESTIVAL 06, documentary exhibited at the PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL, London, UK, 2007

 

NONNA NICOLINA,Video Installation and

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM video installation

were exhibited 4DOCS/CHANNEL 4 WEBSITE and ITV LOCAL London,UK 2008 and THE PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL,London, UK, 2008

BREATHING - Video Installation with

CAMMINANDO photographic exhibition

at the Subway Gallery,London, UK, 2007

 

VIANNE documentary exhibited at

THE PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL, London, UK 2006

THE ANIMATE SPACE, Piccadilly,London, UK, 2006

THE BOHEMIAN NIGHT -ARTSZONE, Edmonton,UK, 2006

 

INTERFERENCE - exhibited at

THE ICA -Institute of Contemporary Art - uncut session, plus artist Q and A,London,UK 2005

THE NFT - the National Film Theatre,London,UK, 2005/06

THE PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL,London, UK, 2007

#fFREELANCE TV BROADCAST 

Writer/Director &/or Producer

 

2014-2015 LOVE TALK TV SHOW @RECORD TV NETWORK

2015 INTELLIGENT CROWD TV PILOT 

2008-2011 THE TRUTH ABOUT COCAINE @CURRENT TV  

2008-2011 PORN FOR WOMEN @CURRENT TV

#FREELANCE CORPORATE/COMMERCIALS

Miscellaneous Crew

 

2018 Casting Director and Production Manager

for CRAVENS AGENCY - GALA BINGO ADVERTS -

2013 Assistant producer at NOW HOUSE TV PROJECTS

2008 -2010 Interviewer, transcriber and translator at POP INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS -

 

#FREELANCE FEATURE FILMS & DOCS

Miscellaneous Crew


2008 Camera operator, assistant editor

LOVE MUSIC, HATE RACISM directed by Don Letts, PULSE broadcast @C4;

2007 Assistant director LOVE LIVE LONG directed by Mike Figgis @Tribecca Film Festival & dvd

2006 Editor for ARROW OF TIME Art Project by Ken McMullen, exhibited in Lisbon, Paris and London

2005 Sound assistant UNA BAMBINA DI NOME GONXHE directed by John Koldrakay @RAI TV & dvd

#PRIVATE CLIENTS CORPORATE and CULTURAL EVENT

Self-Shooting PD & Editor

 

2019 BE CREATIVE EVENT - ROSETTA ARTS 

2013 PROMOS 4 BECTU

2011-2012 SHORT DOCS 4 PLANET 3 ART NEWS - MAXUSART, London and Venice,Italy

2011 SHORT DOC. on Jono & Dano Radio Show 4 TWINING TEA, London

2011 PROMO BOUJIS CLUBS Ibiza - Spain

2011 SHORT DOC. 'LOVE IS' 4 PARTENEUPENE

Stavanger, Norway

2011 PROMO 4 SUGAR SUGAR 

2010 SHORT DOC. 4 CAMDEN LINCSS, London

2010 H2O ART PROJECT 4 CIDA, London

2010 PROMO 4 SRI CAPITAL ADVISER

2010 PROMO 4 ALTERNATIVE FASHION SHOW; London

2010 SHORT DOC. 4 ROCKETBOOM; NYC

2008-2011 COMMERCIALS FOR BIZ CLIP; Ontario Canada

2006 PROMO SHELTER,London

2007 PROMO THE WAIF - THE WOMEN ARTS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL; Kendal, UK

2007-2012 SHORT FILMS FOR GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR; NYC, US

2006 SHORT DOC.4 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL; Japan

2006-2008 PROMOS 4 SUBWAY GALLERY; London

2007-2008 MUSIC VIDEO 4 CANCER RESEARCH - Sail-away; with other variouse projects for NEW YORK PRODUCTIONS, Sunderland, UK 

2005-2008 PROMOS 4 VLADIVAR VODKA & WHYTE MACKAY - UK, France, Singapore and Japan

Showreel 2005-2019

Collage Art by Luana Di Pasquale