Luana's latest involvement was with Where We Are programme organised by British Museum and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation in partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester University) and Pedestrian. In this project, Luana facilitated a group of 12 young people who identify with LGBTQ + community, in co-designing, co-curating and co-delivery an art exhibition of new work exploring activism and social justice at the Attenborough Art Centres (4th - 19th December 2021) and British Museum ( date TBC).
ACCS Workshop landed online via zoom at the DIRECTOR'S CUT THEATRE where Luana mentored over 5 weeks a group of Theatre Professionals into the 5 stages of the filmmaking process! Now they are ready to produce their first web series !!! Luana looks forward to watching the final films once they will be produced and edited!!!
A year 9 class from North Cambridge Academy have been working with Kettle's Yard to explore the UNTITLED exhibition and produced a film together in response with artist/filmmaker Luana Di Pasquale. Students learned about the filmmaking process through Luana's ACCS workshop!!! In the video the students express their view on current issues, questioning the Kattle's Yard artists and sharing their inspirations to solve what previous generations have failed to address. The video project was filmed and edited entirely on HUAWEI PRO 30 . Check it out below!
WITH ROSETTA ARTS
This project was commissioned by Headstart, to run creative wellbeing activities at the Stratford Youth Centre where artist/filmmaker Luana Di Pasquale from Rosetta Arts led her ACCS workshop supported by youth workers from Newham’s Youth Empowerment Service. The aim for this focus week of filmmaking was to promote a healthy well-being and give tools to help build resilience. The children that took part in this intense week of filmmaking were exceptionally engaged and loved any minutes of Luana's workshop, taking pride in presenting their films to their peers, families and community!
ACCS ONLINE @TUTORTOO
Frankie & Honey Story by Sandie (working in progress)
Thanks to Somerset Film Inspired Initiative, Luana taught ACCS Workshop based on environmental themes to Primary School teachers in Somerset!!!
ACCS WORKSHOP @ROSETTA ARTS BE CREATIVE EVENT 2020
Be Creative! 2020 event saw 10-18 year olds explore art, photography, film-making, music, design, dance, creative careers and drama. Be Creative! 2020 was delivered in partnership with Newham Youth Empowerment with funding from HeadStart Newham through The National Lottery Community Fund, and with funding from the Mayor of London. Brought to you by Rosetta Arts. Film credits: Directed/Produced by Luana Di Pasquale, Camera operator Leon Millwood, Sound designer Matthias Kispert and Music by Makaih Beats.
Rosetta Arts brought 110 young people from Newham together with 10 professional artists (Luana was one of them) for a day of creative exploration and fun. And the results were amazing! The Be Creative event on 30 May 2018 and 19 saw 10-16 year olds from different parts of the borough choose sessions from a list of art, photography, film-making, music, design,dance and drama.
Artists included: Hannah Fox, Director of Projects and Programmes for Derby Museums; Tanya Vital, RADA trained British actress who appeared in Emmerdale as Adele Allfrey; Marie Williams, multi-disciplinary engineer and digital innovation specialist; Vicki Igbokwe, Creative Director and Choreographer of Uchenna Dance; Luana Di Pasquale, London-based artist/filmmaker; Tony Nwachukwu, a producer and Musical Director of Attica Blues and founder of CDR, which provides a platform for people to take the next step in their music careers; Aisha Nain, calligraphy and art specialist; and professional photographer Trisha McCauley.
Film credits: Directed/Edited by Luana Di Pasquale, Camera Operator Arianna Nacci and Sound Designing Matthas Kispert.
LUANA 'S CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL WORK @ PERFORMING PRODUCTION
From 2014 to 2018, Luana worked on freelance basis for Performing Production as a filmmaking mentor of young adults and elderly with a disadvantaged background. She taught them how to make personal short films, on themes important to them, and guided them through the process: from the development of an idea to its execution and distribution. This was a memorable experience: to support each learner in expressing ideas and feelings through the filmmaking process and to see them learning new skills and growing in confidence was what made Luana feel she was doing the right thing. Performing Production with Luana held a few short film competitions with prizes both of which were well attended with great enthusiasm by the participants.
DIGITAL MEDIA COURSE LEADER AND LECTURER
From August 2019 to July 2020, Luana was Course Leader of Creative Digital Media - at both BTEC and RSL levels - and lecturer in Film & Video at the Access Creative College (ACC). The units she taught included: Art, Design and Film & Video Production. Her time at the ACC was divided between teaching, grading and evaluating student assignments, and overseeing the running and delivery of each lesson and the overall curriculum.
LUANA'S MENTORING WORK @NYFA 2018-2019
Over two weeks in 2018 and 2019, Luana mentored young adult filmmakers (16 to 24 y.o.) at the National Youth Film Academy to make a 12-minute short film, which were exhibited at Cineworld Cinema in North Greenwich!!! Here, she received a prize for being an ‘outstanding’ filmmaking tutor which was such as a wonderful surprise for her!