In the Valley of the Moon

  • Director

    Luca Massimiliano Pizzoleo

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 29 minutes 44 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH • 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
MoMI Redstone • 36-01 35th Ave • Queens, NY 11106


It’s Not Over: Five films with final answers.


Petaluma 1976, realtor Mark Green prepares for his open house while another man prepares to kill him.


Luca Massimiliano Pizzoleo, DirectorGold, West of Calico, Seeking Rebirth
Luca Massimiliano Pizzoleo, WriterGold, West of Calico, Seeking Rebirth
Luca Massimiliano Pizzoleo, ProducerGold, West of Calico, Seeking Rebirth
Raz Fritz, Key Cast, “Thomas”Gold, West of Calico, Lake Crest Drive
Ryan Emilio Molina, Key Cast, “Mark”West of Calico, In the Valley of the Moon, Babylon
Marco Giuliano, Key Cast, “Frank”Baywatch, The Runner, In the Valley of the Moon
Landon Moss, Key Cast, “Samson”In the Valley of the Moon, The Black Friend, Hard Times
Ashley Murray, Key Cast, “David”The Valley, Sole
Sebastien Basset, Key Cast, “Waiter”
Jeremy Basset, Director of Photography, Two Steps Forward, In the Valley of the Moon
Alexander Arntzen, Music byInitiation, Last Man Down, Gold

Director Statement

As an Italian-American I grew up on all the classic mob movies like GOODFELLAS, THE GODFATHER and THE KING OF NEW YORK. These films hold a special place in my heart, it’s long been a goal of mine to tackle a film in this genre.

‘In the Valley of the Moon’ simply put if my love letter to the 70’s. I’ve always been fascinated by the timeless music, beautiful cars, and bold fashion choices of the time. I wanted to pay homage by replicating the visual aesthetic of the very things that inspired me to become a filmmaker.

I wanted to create unique characters with complex backstories that breathe life and transcend the screen. The cast crew and I worked tirelessly to make something special that hopefully anyone can enjoy. If you have a chance to watch the film I want to give my humble thanks for your time.

– Luca Pizzoleo

Director Biography

Luca Pizzoleo is a 23-year-old independent filmmaker and photographer. He is known for his award-winning short films Seeking Rebirth, Gold and his upcoming short West of Calico. He has won numerous awards and has had his work featured in several publications, including Basic Magazine and The New York Times.