A young woman imprisoned in darkness, comes to close grasp of fulfilling a lifelong dream but an imprudent choice intertwines her plan with the nightmarish.
Inspired by a true story, "Moondance" is a short film about desire and aspiration. A film that will make a difference.
Xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP, is a very rare inherited disease that forbids any exposure to sunlight or any form of UV light, no matter how small. XP patients are trapped in darkness for life.
XP has been identified in people of every ethnic group all over the world. One in 40,000 people are born with this disease worldwide.
Malta 2011. ALPHA, mid-twenties finally stands in close grasp of fulfilling her lifelong dream after long years of waiting for her only chance to escape. At a very young age she was diagnosed with XP; a rare condition which forbids her to be exposed to any form of intense sources of light; and virtually imprisoned in the darkness of her overzealous grandmother's house who exerts a suffocating control over her. ALPHA is made to believe that she was brought to this world as an abomination.
She desires to be given the opportunity to show off her talent and achieve social acceptance by the people who despise her. She follows the music and floats in harmony, while the moon spectates through her large bedroom window. As a naturally talented girl she struggles hard to get her steps right as she rehearses in the benign light that shines from the moon. The Moon had assured her that one day he will make her dream a reality. The stakes are high and ALPHA cannot afford to miss her only chance.
On the eve of the big day ALPHA's excitement runs before her and the situation becomes dicey. An imprudent choice corners her and intertwines the girl's plan with the nightmarish. Grandma locks ALPHA up. Now that her chances are doomed, the confusion in her mind intensifies. The moon hovers in the dull skies. Time is running out, but her obstinate need to escape fires her determination. ALPHA breaks out into a silent house but her escape comes for a price.