Black Witch Moth

Black Witch Moth Short film

The Black Witch Moth only flies at night. 


Film Still from "The Black Witch Moth" directed by Daví Leal of Handfast Hotel

Film Still from "The Black Witch Moth" directed by Daví Leal of Handfast Hotel

 

Black Witch Moth is a short film Directed + Edited by Handfast Hotel founder Deb Leal. This moving fashion editorial explores the folklore of the Black Witch Moth, a common species found in Mexico & Central America. There are many tales about this creature-- most known is that it is the harbinger of death. Woven together with color and sound, the drumbeat of the film is a dance with death itself. 

 

Screening at Madrone Art Bar May through July 2017

 
 

Directed + Edited by Deb Leal 

Performed by Yuly Mireles

Camera Operator: Steve James

Gaffer: Dan Juenemann

Grip + Electric: Pete Peterson

Hair + Makeup: Lisa Zomer