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Luna Carmoon

The Corner Shop

Based on true events ‘Shagbands’ is a dizzying combination of naivety and nostalgia, the macabre and the mythical. It’s an exploration of girls' adolescence - caught between the innocence of childhood and a heady newfound sense of sexuality and independence - brought to an abrupt end by the adult men around them.

Luna Carmoon is a self-taught, British writer-director and Sundance Ignite Fellow,She is an original, provocative voice who fills a distinct gap in female-led talent who can bring a lightness to darker subjects. SHAGBANDS for FILM4 premiered at London Film Festival and in competition at LSFF. Her first short NOSEBLEED premiered at BFI London Film Festival and was selected into LFF Network programme and Underwire Festival. One of six filmmakers selected as part of Creative England’s ‘ShortFLIX’ initiative, championing underrepresented talent in the UK in partnership with NYT and Sky Arts. Luna is currently developing her debut feature with BBC and her second, a period piece, with BFI.