Short film on the festival circuit. Official Selection Inside Out, East End Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival, The Smalls, Hamburg Intl Queer Film Festival, NewFest. Other upcoming screenings: Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

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

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

DOP: Brian Fawcett
Editor: Caitlin Bryant
Composer: Nathanael Williams

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

Director: Francesca Castelbuono
Writers: Mo Mesrati, Nisrine Mansour
Producers: Nicola Cavalazzi, Elena Santamaria

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

DOP: Michel Franco
Production Designer: Paulina Rzeszowska
Editor: Adriano Patruno


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

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

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


Short film in development.

A science fiction film by Francesca Castelbuono & Manuel Sepulveda (Strange Machine)

Character sketches by Lando.


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

Writer/Director: Francesca Castelbuono

An urban fairytale about alienation, loneliness, and excess. Set in the vibrant heart of South-East London, the story centers around Noah whose chance encounter with Chinese college student Yang Liu is the catalyst for a moment of self-revelation. It's the story of two people who form an unlikely bond despite their differences.