Madeline Lupi
Actress * Singer * Dancer * Philanthropist


World Premiere

2013 Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner

"Millkshake" Directed by SangJin Ko


Official Film Selections 

2015 Clermont Ferrand Film Festival - France

"Milkshake" Directed by SangJin Ko

2014 9th Marbella International Fim Festival

"Milkshake" Directed by SangJin Ko

2014 New Filmmakers NY Film Festival

"Paper Animals"  Directed by Nicholas Giuricich

2013 Katra Film Series

Grand Finale Finalist

"Awake" Directed by Lucille Hansen

2013 New Visions and Voices Film Festival


"Paper Animals" Directed by Nicholas Giuricich

2013 Indie Spirit Film Festival

Winner:  Best Short Horror

"Awake" Directed by Lucille Hansen

2013 Coney Island Film Festival

"Awake" Directed by Lucille Hansen

2013 NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival


"H7N3" Directed by Iris K. Shim

2013 Columbia University Film Festival

"Marvelous Fishman"  Directed by Nisan Dag


2012 Corto Circuito Latino Film Festival, NYC

"I Want to" Directed by Noelle Mauri of Lunadream Productions

2012 Daroca & Prision Film Fest, Spain


"I Want To" Directed by Noelle Mauri of Lunadream Productions

2012 Hofstra Film Festival

Winner:  Hofstra Film Prize

"Mental Patience" Directed by  Nathan Marcus

2012 New Filmmakers NY

"Mental Patience" Directed by Nathan Marcus

2013 Columbia University Film Festival

"Marvelous Fishman"  Directed by Nisan Dag


2012 Corto Circuito Latino Film Festival, NYC

"I Want to" Directed by Noelle Mauri of Lunadream Productions

2012 Daroca & Prision Film Fest, Spain


"I Want To" Directed by Noelle Mauri of Lunadream Productions

2012 Hofstra Film Festival

Winner:  Hofstra Film Prize

"Mental Patience" Directed by  Nathan Marcus

2012 New Filmmakers New York

"Mental Patience" Directed by Nathan Marcus

2013 Columbia University Film Festival

"Marvelous Fishman"  Directed by Nisan Dag


2012 Corto Circuito Latino Film Festival, NYC

"I Want to" Directed by Noelle Mauri of Lunadream Productions

2012 Daroca & Prision Film Fest, Spain


"I Want To" Directed by Noelle Mauri of Lunadream Productions

2012 Hofstra Film Festival

Winner:  Hofstra Film Prize

"Mental Patience" Directed by  Nathan Marcus

2012 New Filmmakers New York

"Mental Patience" Directed by Nathan M

Film News

Madeline Lupi WINS Young Artist Award!
posted Nov 22, 2020

2020 Young Artist Academy Awards
Best Teen Actress in a Short Film
"The Ghost in the Darkness"
Role of Kayla
Madeline Lupi Nominated for a Young Entertainer's
posted March 20, 2020

2020 Young Entertainer's Award
Best Young Actress in a Short Film
"The Ghost in the Darkness"
Role of Kayla
Madeline Lupi Nominated for a Young Artist Award
posted March 2018

2018 Young Artist Academy Awards
Best Teen Actress in a Digital TV Series or Film
"Messenger of Wrath"
Role of Three Ballantine

Madeline Lupi Nominated for a Young Artist Award
posted Jan 30, 2017

2017 Young Artist Awards
Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film
Young Actress
"The Girl in the Cornfield"
Role of Tiffany


Madeline Lupi is no stranger to horror. In The Girl In the Cornfield we discovered a young woman who’s
acting ability is light years ahead of her age. Her character Tiffany impressed us so much that we pointed her
out as someone worth watching. I strongly believe that in the future we will see this girl walking on stage to
receive an Oscar but only time will tell if my prediction is accurate.If you look at this list of awards and
nominations, you can clearly see that Madeline is going somewhere.

Recently we discovered that Madeline was to appear in a new horror flick, Where Demons Dwell. Where
Demons Dwell is a Ryan Callaway film and talking with Ryan, he seems very excited to tell this story. 
Check out the trailer here.

We caught up with Madeline and tried to learn a little more about this sprite that had captured our attention.

8 new movie trailers you need 

to watch this week

The Girl in the Cornfield

This really isn’t your day if you’re not of a fan of dark horror movies. The Girl 

in the Cornfield also happens to be a mystery movie that revolves around 

some horrific secrets. Starring Briana Aceti, Madeline Lupi, Tina Duong, 

and Mollie Sperduto, the movie comes out on May 13th.

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Horror Movie News


Posted:  12.22.2015

by: Cody Hamman

Friday, May 13th, 2016 will see the release of THE GIRL IN THE CORNFIELD, a horror tale from 

director Ryan Callaway and prolific independent production company Shady Dawn Pictures, and a 

trailer has been released online to give us a look at what they have in store for us.

Starring Briana Aceti, Tina Duong, and Madeline Lupi, the film has the following synopsis: 

Three young women traveling along a dark country road encounter a mysterious girl in a white dress 

who turns out to be far more than she seems.

The film was obviously shot on quite a small budget, but there is some nice atmosphere on display in 

the trailer, and the story seems interesting. This is the first time I've come across a Shady Dawn 

production, but I'm now intrigued to learn more about them. THE GIRL IN THE CORNFIELD will be 

their twelfth project to be released in a span of six years.

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Madeline Lupi NOMINATED for a Young Entertainer 
Posted:  February 7, 2016
Best Performance in a Short Film
Young Actress 10-12
Madeline Lupi
"Robots and Cowboys"
for role of Anne
Madeline Lupi NOMINATED for a
Young Artist Award
Posted:  February 10, 2015
Best Performance in a Short Film
Young Actress 10 and Under
Madeline Lupi
for role of Alice
"Milkshake" tells a Unique, Involving

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

Milkshake tells the story of interracial adopted siblings Jack (Vin Kridakorn) and 

 Alice (Madeline Lupi), who are left struggling to make ends meet after the death 

 of their parents. Jack, 18-years-old, is forced to drop out of school to provide for 

 six-year-old Alice. Sadly, the struggles don't stop there as Jack has trouble 

 balancing his sudden role as parent along with trying to hold a job. Before long, 

 he's deemed unfit to continue as Alice's guardian and is forced to deal with the 

 possibility of her being placed up for adoption.

Written and directed by Korean filmmaker SangJin Ko, Milkshake takes a unique, 

even-keeled approach to an involving story. Oh sure, there are times that 

Milkshake plays off a bit schmaltzy and one could argue its original music could 

have used a bit of spark, but both Kridakorn and Lupi give low-key, yet winning 

performances as the close siblings suddenly thrust into a most difficult situation.

For more information on the film, visit its website linked to in the credits.

Grade: B  

 3.0 Stars

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Watch: Creepy Short Film 'H7N3' Taps 
Into Our Worst Ebola Fears

Casey Cipriani  Oct 31, 2014
This creepy short film from director Iris Shim taps into not only our growing Ebola epidemic fears, but also hints at a
potential supernatural cause just in time for Halloween.
"H7N3" focuses on a doctor who struggles with his professional obligations as he attempts to diagnose a little girl’s
alarming symptoms on the eve of a viral outbreak. 
It stars C.S. Lee from the Showtime series "Dexter" and has screened at NBCUniversal Short Cuts, LA Shorts Fest,
San Diego Comic-Con, Palm Springs and this year’s Savannah Film Festival, among others. 
Check it out below: Then wash your hands.

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While there have been several films about the Korean adoptee experience, very few have focused 

on the relationship between adopted interracial siblings like the short film Milkshake.

Directed by SangJin Ko, Milkshake tells the story of a brother and sister struggling to make ends 

meet after their parents’ deaths. Jack, 18, a Korean adoptee, is forced to drop out of school in order 

to provide for his Caucasian younger sister Alice, 6, who is also adopted. When the harsh reality 

settles in and Jack is deemed unfit to remain as guardian, he is forced to consider putting his sister 

up for adoption.

The short film takes a unique perspective, as it addresses family and identity issues among interracial 

adoptive siblings. At one point in the film, Jack asks his sister why she keeps getting into fights at 

school, and she responds that her classmate bullies her and tells Jack he is not her brother because 

he is of a different race.

Milkshake has already screened at multiple film festivals and was introduced at the Cannes’ 2013

Short Film Corner. Its next screenings will be at the NewFilmmakers New York Festival on Oct. 2 and the 

Marbella International Film Festival in Spain on Oct. 5.

Ko, the 32-year-old director, studied law at Yonsei University and later studied filmmaking at the New 

York Film Academy. He has worked on over 20 films as a director, producer and editor.

To learn more about the short film, check out its official website.

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Korean Filmmaker Shines with ‘Milkshake’


The New York Film Academy is proud of its close ties with Korea and many of its student
filmmakers who have come to either our New York or Los Angeles campuses to study their 

craft. One of our more recent Korean students, SangJin Ko’s short film Milkshake has been 

getting a lot of attention since its introduction at last year’s Cannes Film Festival Short Film 

Corner. The film, which was shot in New York City, is a family drama in which an adopted

 teenage boy struggles against a harsh reality to live with his adoptive younger sister. 

Milkshake is a culturally rich story.  At one point, the main character even teaches his sister 

The Sun and the Moon, which a traditional Korean fairy tale surround a widow and her two 

children. The essence of the story is to teach young children that if you want something badly 

enough, you will be able to find a way to receive it, as long as your intentions are good, kind

and pure. Ko’s film will be screening at the NewFilmmakers New York 2014 on October 2nd, 2014 

at the Deren Theater of Anthology Film Archives located at 32 Second Ave. in New York City.

From there, Ko will take his film to Spain, where it will screen at the Marbella International Film Festival 
on October 5th.

We wish SangJin Ko the best of luck on his festival tour and expect a bright future for this fine,
young film director!

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Pequannock girl realizing acting dream

9-year-old's role in short film gets Young Artist Award nod

The Daily Record
April 14, 2014
Written by
Paul Bonasera
Special to the Daily Record

For 9-year-old Madeline Lupi of Pequannock, becoming a Hollywood actress is a

dream beginning to come true.

The fourth-grade student has been nominated for a Young Artist Award for best 

performance in a short film by a young actress 10 and under for her role in 

“American Autumn,” directed by Albert Moya. The film, a melodrama shot in New 

Jersey last winter, depicts small everyday catastrophes that threaten upper middle 

class families.

“It’s awesome,” Madeline said. “I’m really excited because I always wanted to go 

to California and (it’s) my first Hollywood nomination.”

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35th Annual Young Artist Awards - Studio City, CA

April 7, 2014

Written by: Joe Kraus

STUDIO CITY, Cal. --- A fourth grade student in Pequannock, New Jersey, 9-year-old 

Madeline Lupi, has received the attention of Hollywood. Her performance in a short film, 

American Autumn, has gotten her a nomination as Best Performance in a Short Film, 

Young Actress Under 10. The nomination was announced by The Young Artist Awards. 

The awards ceremony will be held May 4 in Studio City, California in the shadow of 

Universal City Studios and nearby Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios. 

Madeline Lupi NOMINATED for a Young Artist Award
Posted:  March 30, 2014
Best Performance in a Short Film
Young Actress 10 and Under
Madeline Lupi
"American Autumn"
for role of Catherine

Merenda with Albert Moya and the Kids

Alla Carta Magazine
by Erin Dixon
May 2014 issue 



POSTED:  MARCH 20, 2014


For 23-year old Catalan-born, New York-based filmmaker Albert Moya, it is the fiction of everyday life that inspires:

 “I know more or less how real life works, but I need fiction in it, even if that fiction is telling a real life story with small 

alterations to it. Life is less boring if we have stories to tell.”

In his critically acclaimed short film American Autumn (released last year), Moya looked to 1970s New York, re-imagining

 the atmospheric dinner parties of our collective past: “My mind was full of images of people walking wrapped in big 

trench coats through central park, surrounded by mustard, camel and maroon.”

Looking to portray the past in an imaginative way, Moya decided to work with an ensemble cast of children, aged seven 

to twelve, instead of adults: “Reality feeds off of a magic or surrealist concept. This is what allows you to understand a 

new point of view.”

In this exclusive video for Issue28, Moya worked with American Autumn actor Zeljko Tomic, capturing the moment 

between awake and dreaming. For it is here, Moya believes, where we can catch a fleeting glimpse of our youth again.

“It’s that moment when the real and surreal are the same. And even though we know we can never go back because our

 dreams and nightmares now mean something else entirely… there is still something in that moment. You feel both

 melancholic of a time gone by and yet, super awake and alive.” ♥



Albert Moya is filmmaker based in New York City and his first feature short film is American Autumn

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Dirty Magazine 
by Ned Ehrber
Posted:  January 2014 

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Kids on the verge of a nervous breakdown
C-Print, A Journal of Contemporary Art              Posted January 2014

Albert Moya’s many artistic forays have led him into a path as a director, 

resulting in his noted and surreal short film melodrama “American Autumn”, 

an introspective look on the bourgeois life of his protagonists. Referencing 

Woody Allen and Luis Buñuel in this setting of a couples’ dinner of forty - 

somethings tempered with tension, Albert’s film could’ve been a familiar feat, 

had it not been for the novelty and boldness of using a cast of children.  

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Purple TV presents an exclusive excerpt from American Autumn. Over an intimate 

dinner, two couples in their forties unexpectedly welcome the visit of a friend 

that will turn their lives upside down. American Autumn is a surreal melodrama 

that depicts small everyday catastrophes that threaten the gentle way of 

life of the bourgeoisie. This Manhattan society dinner party parodied by 

a cast of children, is currently doing the circuit at Film Festivals around 

the world. Merely 22 years old director Albert Moya states that "I remember 

family reunions where conversations ranged around various topics, and my only 

concern was to not miss a thing and observe how it affected each one of them. 

Those days, surrounded by adults and troubles that were beyond my comprehension, 

triggered my interest in conflicts between grownups. I would dissect it as 

something basic: feelings." Influenced by the frenzy of Kristin Griffith and 

Diane Keaton in Interiors or Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in 

Margot and the Wedding, Moya's distinct style is also reminiscent of the 

work of Noah Baumbach and early Woody Allen. " My mind was full of images of

 people walking wrapped in big trench coats through Central Park, surrounded 

by mustard, camel and maroon colors… What I feel as the American Autumn."

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Colorado Springs' Indie Spirit Film Festival opens Thursday
The Gazette
Posted: October 4, 2013

Just what happens when a person is denied sleep?After a restless night of bad dreams, New 

York filmmaker Lucille Hansen was inspired.

"I was being chased by a shadow figure, and I couldn't sleep," she said. "When I closed my 

eyes, the figure was there, too. I became really intrigued by the idea of not being able to sleep. 

If sleep was critical to a human's existence, could we survive without it?"

She researched insomnia, and found Fatal Familial Insomnia, a genetic disease. It became

 the basis of her first film, a 20-minute psychological thriller called "Awake." It will be shown at 

the 6th Annual Indie Spirit Film Festival on Saturday. The festival starts Thursday and runs 

through Sunday at varying locations.

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American Autumn

Adult Life Hypocrisies Are Parodied by a Cast of Elementary School Actors
Posted:  September 17, 2013 

An ensemble cast of children tackles the travails of grownup society around a New York dining table

 in this excerpt of comedic drama American Autumn. Echoing the grand mood of such 1970s New 

York-set classics as Annie Hall andKramer Vs. Kramer, as well as the late period films of surrealist 

Luis Buñuel, the 20-minute short was shot over four days by 23-year-old Catalan émigré Albert Moya. 

Though ruminating on the foibles of metropolitan dinner parties, and the varying shades of Manhattan

 in the fall, the film is as much influenced by Moya’s growing up among a large family in Tarragona, 

Spain, where he would study the various conversations and hang-ups of his aunts and uncles at big

 gatherings. “Working with kids really makes me feel super awake,” he says. “There is something in 

their innocence and that magic moment of discovering something for the first time that really catches

 me.” The actors were aged between seven and 12, and the director remembers such antics as one

 cast member daubing their name on an expensive leather sofa during rehearsal, and the blossoming 

of a first romance between two of the young stars. “They really felt in love,” reminisces Moya. “It 

couldn’t have been cuter.”

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Interview:  American Autumn
by Larissa Zaharuk
Posted May 13, 2013
At a bourgeois-posh foodie inspired dinner party with high-art direction to match, seven and 
eight year old actors wrap their minds around alarmingly sophisticated themes and their 
mouths around some scathing one-liners. For the viewer, the result is unique; a bemused 
state of amusement that is difficult to name but is no less satiating.
The devices – of unreal stylization and a cast composed of innocents – establish equally the
 chimera realm that is American Autumn, access to which requires a stroll down the razor’s 
edge between adult ‘society’ and child’s play.
However, the parallel – between a debut film as impossibly polished as this and its young 
director’s precocious choice to skew age-appropriate roles – is the real take away.
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