Short film.

Two straight-identified women wake up in the same bed. They've shared a moment of great intimacy but soon become estranged as they try to come to terms with the way they feel about each other and themselves.

with Alex Gray, Georgia Curtis, Adam Lannon

Writer/Director: Francesca Castelbuono
Producers: Carla Quarto di Palo, Jeremy Parkinson
Production Company: Quip Films

Director of Photography: Brian Fawcett
Editor: Caitlin Bryant
Composer: Nathanael Williams


East End Film Festival, London, UK, 2018. Official Selection.
Inside Out, Toronto, Canada, 2018. Official Selection.
British Urban Film Festival, London, UK, 2018. Official Selection.
The Smalls, London, UK, 2018. Official Selection.
Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 2018. Official Selection.
New Fest, New York, US, 2018. Official Selection.
Festival Mix Brasil, Brazil, 2018. Official Selection.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, 2018. BUFF Guest Programme.
Pan African Film & Arts Festival, Los Angeles, US, 2019. Official Selection.
Chicago Feminist Film Festival, Chicago, US, 2019. Official Selection.
OUTFEST Fusion, Los Angeles, US, 2019. Official Selection.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2019. Official Selection.
Festival MIX Milano, Milan, Italy, 2019. Official Selection.

Facebook: @undoneshort
Interview: We Are Moving Stories


Short film commissioned by DLV BBDO. In post-production.

A Counter Terrorism undercover Unit is assigned a mission to surveille a young Middle Eastern man suspected of a terror plot on New Year’s Eve.

with Helena Cullinan, Fionn Walton, Tia Bannon, Sophie Mercell, Areeb Ullah

Writers: Mo Mesrati, Nisrine Mansour
Director: Francesca Castelbuono
Producers: Nicola Cavalazzi, Elena Santamaria
Production Company: Oxygene Film, Subframe Media

Director of Photography: Michel Franco
Production Designer: Paulina Rzeszowska
Editor: Adriano Patruno
Music by: Nene H.


A science fiction film by Francesca Castelbuono & Manuel Sepulveda. In development.

Writers: Francesca Castelbuono and Manuel Sepulveda
Director: Francesca Castelbuono
Producer: Nkem Egbuchiri
Production Company: Strange Machine

Character sketches by Lando.


Feature film awarded research funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. In development.

A coming of age story inspired by the young years of Finnish composer Uuno Klami and his musical awakening in 1920's Paris.

Teaser directed by Francesca Castelbuono
Writers: Timo Willman, Francesca Castelbuono, Sara Sassanelli


Winner Live Script Reading Award at the British Urban Film Festival, supported by Channel 4. Short film in development.

FADED is an urban drama about alienation, loneliness, and excess. Centred around the chance encounter between lonely Londoner Noah, and Chinese student Yang Liu, it’s the story of two strangers who find each other in the city and form a special bond, despite their differences.

Writer/Director: Francesca Castelbuono