Black Moon

Etheric beings roaming on earth receive orders from above to help people who are stuck in life to take the step to the hereafter. Two of them, Maya and Mu, have become best friends and perform regular rituals before being sent on their way. They use dance as their form of communication and channeling the energy needed to perform their tasks.

Despite the fact that there is no room for free interpretation, Maya gets inspired by people's lives and their most valuable possessions. Although Mu regularly tries to warn Maya, she becomes increasingly entangled in life on earth. Her collection of human artefacts that she has built up alienates Maya more and more from her best friend Mu. When she comes into contact with a photographer who can't get a foothold and feels misunderstood, she slowly starts to let go of her assignments and take the law into her own hands. She has not yet realised that these actions will have a major impact on her work and her friendship.

  • Mike Pasarella
    Director
  • Mike Pasarella
    Writer
  • Suning Rui
    Writer
  • Suning Rui
    Key Cast
    "Maya"
  • Luca Savazzi
    Key Cast
    "Eric"
  • Michele Cesari
    Key Cast
    "Mu"
  • Teun Zwaans
    Key Cast
    "Lonely Clown"
  • Judith van Lier
    Key Cast
    "Joanna "older lady""
  • Freek Henkes
    Director of Photography
  • Adriana Mysteriousmind
    Choreography
  • Sylvie Stone
    Music / Score
  • Wouter Landzaat
    Sound Design
  • Dair Design
    Clothing Design
  • Nick Parree
    Assitant Director
  • Ewout Welsink
    Camera Assistant (1AC)
  • Felipe Prado
    Gaffer
  • Patricia ter Koolt
    Make-up & Hair
  • Adriana Mysteriousmind
    Make-up & Hair
  • Sunning Rui
    Casting
  • Yannick Mourcia
    Casting
  • Ramon Masius
    Production Assistant
  • Tuesten van Putten
    Production Assistant
  • Mike Pasarella
    Producer
  • Studio Pasarella
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama, horror, thriller
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2.44
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mike Pasarella

Mike Pasarella is a Dutch Fashion Photographer, Filmmaker and Director with Italian roots. Starting as a casting director for Dutch and American films and commercials, he found his passion for telling stories where reality meets fiction. In his work as a photographer, he tries to find the pure soul of the person and portray it in a raw matter.

Slow build-ups, extreme sound design and elements of sci-fi are three aspects he loves and tries to add to his films. Although Mike entered the film world just recently after years working as an internationally acclaimed fashion photographer, he believes that every film and every story is built upon single images and a well-thought composition.

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