NONA is the first project of NEON CROW. It is based on a STEPHEN KING short story and it has been approved by the King himself. It’s a very ambitious short film (even in its length: 38 minutes) and right now is performing very well in festivals around the world. If you fancy a private screening of NONA don’t hesitate to contact us.

This is the story of a college dropout, simply called “the kid”, who meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl named Nona while aimlessly hitchhiking in search of his father’s tomb. He is then seduced by Nona and pushed into murdering several innocent bystanders. Somewhere near Stephen King’s fictional town of Castle Rock, Nona lures the Kid to a graveyard and leads him to madness. It is not immediately clear whether or not the kid has encountered a supernatural force or if Nona is just a figment of insanity – until the last unexpected twist.

“Nona” is a short story written by Stephen King. It was original published in the first edition of the Shadows anthology in 1978, and later included in King’s own 1985 collection Skeleton Crew. It’s a pretty unique story, a mix of love and ghost story, with an eerie gothic touch. The Neon Crow adaptation is an official Dollar Baby, as are called the short films approved by King himself. Being an official adaptation Nona cannot be distributed or sold in any way, but if interested in a private screening you can contact us and we will be happy to send you a copy of the film. Starring, for the first time on screen, Rebeca Willig as Nona and Mattia Chicco as the kid. The film is adapted from King’s original story and directed by Massimo Volta.


Shooting NONA was very complex. The film needed to be perfect, regardless of the budget limitations. We carefully planned the shooting in order to recreate King’s Maine in Italy using only american cars (even a beautiful 1974 Corvette Stingray). For the geeks it can be interesting to know that we had almost ten terabites of footage, including the raw video, the .dng conversions for color grading and the quicktime Prores files for editing. And this number doubled for backing up all the footage, which leads to twenty terabytes. The soundtrack is composed and performed by Henoel Grech in the tradition of classic John Carpenter’s scores of the eighties. We were also blessed by the possibility of using songs from amazing bands like The Zootstick and Pete Ross & The Sapphire. NONA is truly a work of love and all the people involved put enormous effort in making it to the best.