Black Witch Moth Short Film

The Black Witch Moth only flies at night


Black Witch Moth is a short film Directed + Edited by Handfast Hotel founder Daví 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 between death and death itself. 


Screening at Madrone Art Bar until July 2017




Directed + Edited by Daví Leal 

Performed by Yuly Mireles

Camera Operator: Steve James

Gaffer: Dan Juenemann

Grip + Electric: Pete Peterson

Hair + Makeup: Lisa Zomer