by Luna Carmoon




1984, London: 7 year old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish. One night, their world falls apart, and we join Maria a decade later, living with her foster mother. An older stranger, Michael, then enters their home, opening the door to past trauma, magic and madness…


UK  2023  126 mn 16:9  5.1  English  1st Feature film

directed by

Luna Carmoon

Produced by

BBC and BFI present a production of Loran Dunn (Delaval), Helen Simmons (Erebus Production) and Andrew Starke (Anti-Worlds)


Saura Lightfoot Leon (Maria)

Hayley Squires (Mother)

Joseph Quinn (Michael)


Cinematographer:  Nanu Segal

Editor:  Rachel Durance

Production Design:  Bobbie Cousins

Costume Design:  Nat Turner

Music:  Jim Williams


Settimana Internazionale della Critica –  Audience Award   Award for most innovative film – Special Mention to Saura Lightfoot Leon for her performance Female Authors Under 40 Valentina Pedicini Award for direction and screenplay

London BFI Film Festival – First Feature Competition

Athens International Film Festival – International Competition

Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (SEMINCI) – Meeting Point Competition 

Cambridge Film Festival – International Festival Highlights

Luna Carmoon's bio

Luna Carmoon is a self-taught writer-director born and bred in South East London. Often dissecting the absurd with the mundane, rooted in the mythology of her own memories, conjuring oddness out of the familiar her work is always peppered from her own lived experiences nodding greatly to 60’s/70s British cinema. Luna was a 2022 Screen “Star of Tomorrow”.

Luna Carmoon 's filmo

2020 – Shagbands | Short 18’

2018 – Nosebleed | Short 10’