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Caribbean horror rooted in Mayan Mythology

When the moon falls from the sky in rural Belize, a young girl finds a body no one believes exists. She sets out on her own to solve the crime - and stop the unseen monster from killing again.



  • Frontières Co-Production Market (2024)

  • NALIP Media Accelerator (2024)

  • Berlinale Talents, Producer Valerie Steinberg (2024)

  • Winner WomeninFan Sitges Film Festival (2023)

  • Breaking Through The Lens (2022)

  • Tribeca Writing in Unreal Lab (2021)

  • ScreenCraft Screenplay SEMIFINALIST (2018)

  • New Orleans Film Festival Screenplay Competition FINALIST (2018)

  • Emerging Voices Program (2018)

  • Belize Film Commissioner's Emerging Storyteller Feature Film Award (2018)

  • Tribeca Film Institute Network (2017)


"This year marked the second call for the WomanInFan FanLab Short-Film Teaser Contest, won by director Samantha Aldana, for “Little Lying Wild,” billed as a story of female empowerment rooted in Mayan folklore."-Variety

"Breaking Through The Lens 2022 finalists unveiled at Cannes" - Screen Daily

Breaking Through The Lens finalists" -FIlm Fatales

"This is the first time Unreal Engine is being used in a program to support writers. Ten film projects were chosen whose writers and directors have been paired with Unreal Engine artists to workshop their scripts using real-time 3D tool." -Tribeca

"The aim is to help indie filmmakers to craft their scripts. The goal is to open new doors for independent filmmakers and enable them to gain firsthand knowledge from Unreal Engine experts and fellow colleagues on how to use the engine and its suite of tools to craft their stories. Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky and film producer Effie T. Brown will serve as advisors to the participating teams."- Venture Beat

"Announcing The Spring Film Fund Semifinalists"- ScreenCraft

"American-Belizean filmmaker Samantha Aldana, whose whimsical short “Melancholy Man’ preceded the opening night film, Abner Benaim’s “Ruben Blades is Not My Name,” received an Emerging Storytellers Feature Film Award for her upcoming debut feature, “Little Lying Wild.”-Variety

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