Luna's Ghosts

Short film

Producers: Andy Caley, Zoltan Adorjan, Keeley Cat Wells
Executive Producer: Stephen Fry

Written by Andy Caley

In association with

About the project
Luna’s Ghosts explores communication, memory, grief and loss in a story about a young deaf girl, called Luna who is haunted by ghosts. Until, that is, she dresses up their cemetery headstones in the clothes once worn in their heyday; it’s her way of understanding that death simply means life becomes a story to be remembered. This is a timely short film told entirely through British Sign Language and features an all-female central cast playing deaf and LGBTQI+ characters. Luna’s Ghosts recognises the diversity that exists in the mainstream and their stories that should be equally reflected.
About my role
My main areas of focus on this project were; script development, fundraising and strategy plus a variety of production and pre-production duties from budgeting to finding creative solutions, locations and crew.

The roles will continue to vary as the project is still ongoing, currently on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

More about the story

Luna’s Ghosts tells the story of Luna, who is 11 years old and completely deaf. She’s incredibly introvert, bookish and shy, but she was brought up by her wonderful same-sex parents: her mothers made her feel loved.

Ever since she lost one of her mums (her Mumma), she reverts all the more into her shell and begins to be haunted by scary ghosts that reside in the cemetery opposite her house.

Yet when, one day, she takes note of a name on one of the gravestones and later looks them up, she realises they were a person – a person who has been forgotten.

So, she decides to remember them by dressing them up in the outfits they would have worn in their heyday; outfits all across different decades from Edwardian to Victorian up to the 80s, 90s and noughties, from multiple classes.

If you would like to find out more about the production or have any questions contact me directly by email or drop me a line on whatsapp.

This project is supported by the Royal Association of Deaf People (RAD) to find out more about the important work they do click here.