About Lara


Lara De Gabriele is young writer/director from the small island of Malta. She got her start as an actress in Maltese theatre productions. After a few failed attempts at auditioning for drama schools she realised that she was far better suited behind the camera. In 2018 she took the plunge and moved to London, where she is currently studying for her HND in Film and Television at Raindance. Her first short film, Life, premiered at the Raindance Festival in 2019.

LIFE – A Film by Lara De Gabriele

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Elizabeth has six months to live but nothing to live for. As she ticks items off her bucket list she meets a stranger who might just convince her otherwise. Life was filmed over four days in April 2019 and post-production was finished in July 2019.

It will premiere in September 2019 at the Raindance Film Festival.

Cast :
Elizabeth – Miarka Rogers
Chuck – Alexander Hunter-Warburton

Crew :
Writer/Director/Producer – Lara De Gabriele
First Assistant Director – Hannah Brooker
Director of Photography – Tristan Moore
First Assistant Camera & Gaffer – Alfie Newson
Editor – Ivory Campbell
Script Supervisor – Marianna Graf
Sound Recordist – James Wong-McSweeney
Stills and BTS Photography – Helenice Ramos Pires
Composer – Maria Borg
Hair and Makeup – Jess Saywell

Behind the scenes: “LIFE”

In Development

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