Amazon Screens Film Shot in Graveyard Where 6,000 People Live

12 Minute Film Was Shot With Female and Male Co-Directors 7,200 Miles Apart

Tombstone Pillow is a short film shot in a graveyard in the Philippines where 6,000 people literally sleep on gravestones, with tombstones for pillows – hence the title. After a hugely successful film festival run, the mostly English language film that takes on socially relevant subjects like wealth inequality and the right to food and shelter for all, has now been accepted by Amazon for broadcast by the streaming giant through Bounty Films. 

The film was directed by Dreamteam Directors, Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir, while Bayou was at home in Hollywood and Daniel was in the graveyard in Manila. As a female director and mother of a young boy, Bayou had to struggle with time differences meaning she was awake until 7 am many mornings, dealing with actors and crew on the other side of the planet.

Due to the heartbreaking subject of this narrative short film, as well as it being selected from fierce competition to both Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festivals, it’s also been an award-winner at prestigious competitions such as the Global Short Film Awards (where it earned the 2020 awards for Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography and was included in the GSF Awards Cinando offerings), and is currently a Finalist in competitions in Venice, NY and Hollywood. 

The film, which follows a wealthy widow (Lou Baron) helped to flee an angry mob by a poor graveyard girl (Kendra De Mesa) who teaches her what has real value in life, was shot and produced by the same team who made Birdshot, the Oscar entry for The Philippines in 2018. 

To get a glimpse of how Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir co-directed 7,000 miles apart, click here:  https://vimeo.com/372823318

Actress Kendra De Mesa with Tombstone Pillow Co-Director Daniel Lir.

To watch the Tombstone Pillow trailer, click here: https://www.dreamteamdirectors.com/creative-work-app/newpage8cbb6e08

To learn more about Dream Team Directors inspiring work, please visit www.dreamteamdirectors.com

Kapriva Couture to Show Edgy Elegant Creations at GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Kapriva Couture fashion show at the Global Short Film Awards gala in Cannes, France

Kapriva Couture will present selections from its latest couture gown collection during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

The Kapriva Brand is about edgy, sophisticated, risqué and elegant creations inspired by art and design from all over the world. Their exclusive luxury designer clothing is made and designed in the UK, using the finest materials sourced worldwide. Each piece is designed with inspiration from art and design from global genres, using a combination of unique embellishments and custom-designed hand embroidery, as well as Swarovski element crystals and pearls. Kapriva has a couture range, providing exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as limited edition collections. Kapriva also offers a couture design service, for those who want a unique piece, made and designed for them. Kapriva has designed bespoke pieces for various events and occasions for individual clients and stage shows and musicians in Los Angeles, including famed burlesque entertainer Vixen DeVille.

The Global Short Film Awards Gala and Fashion Shows is proud to partner with Couture Fashion Week New York and Collezioni Magazines.

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George + Ginger to Show Latest Fashions at Global Short Film Awards Cannes Gala

George + Ginger fashion show at the Global Short Film Awards gala in Cannes, France

Innovative fashion brand George + Ginger will present a selection of its most recent designs during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Kristi Fitzpatrick started George + Ginger Pattern Co. in 2015, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. With a degree in Drafting and Design, she began drafting PDF sewing patterns and marketing them worldwide. She shares her passion for design with her customers and engages with them daily. The brand is active on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Reddit.

Along with designing patterns, Kristi works closely with fabric designers and promotes custom lines. As her custom designs evolved, she expanded the George + Ginger label and became involved with Fashion Week shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and London. Her designs feature fitted garments, complimented by draped, flowy fabrics. She focuses on designs that are conceivable on all body types and sizes.

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Designer Grace Moon To Show Exquisite Creations at GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Grace Moon fashion show at the Global Short Film Awards gala in Cannes, France

Fashion designer Grace Moon will present a selection of her latest creations during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Grace Moon is a fashion designer and CEO of JM Inspired Design Corporation, a design consulting and brand marketing company. Throughout her 30+ years of experience in the fashion industry, Ms. Moon has worked with companies like Guess as a designer and developer, Papaya as an accessory designer, Foreign Exchange as a head merchandiser/buyer, and Moon Collection as head high-end line designer.

Grace Moon has presented her own signature brand designs at Fashion Weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. She recently collaborated with the Korean high-end jewelry brand, Amore de Helen, to design and launch a fine jewelry line called Golden Cats Collection. The line is designed and made in the USA to be marketed and sold in Korea.

​Ms. Moon served as a judge for the 2016 Miss Korea Pageant for its historic 60th anniversary event. She was also invited to judge the 2017 Miss Korea Pageant and designed the one-piece dresses and the highlight evening dresses for the pageant. Ms. Moon is currently designing in Hollywood, working closely with many famous designers and producers.

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GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows Returns to Cannes

Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsThe third annual Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows will be held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

The festive evening gala includes:

– Red carpet, champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, gourmet dinner.
– Selected screenings and awards presentation of winning short films.
– Fashion shows by designers ANDRES AQUINO, PURE ELEGANCE by PARNA GHOSE, JAL FASHION by CHIRAWAN LEWIS, THUYET LE and more.
– Live entertainment, music and dancing. Scheduled performers include: soprano ALEXANDRA HRABOVA, young Romanian singing sensation DOINITA IONITA, award-winning young Romanian singer RAISANDRA, pianist PRINCE IGOR, soprano VALERIA FLORENCIO, tenor DAVID PAEZ, as well as FRANC D’AMBROSIO (Phantom of the Opera, The Godfather III) who will receive a Lifetime Achievement award. Famed European DJ KOCELIA CHOUGAR will also be part of the festivities.

The 2018 Global Short Film Awards winners were chosen by an international panel of judges from a field of hundreds of outstanding submissions from around the world. The winners are:

Best Actor: Sasha Feldman, A Date in 2025
Best Actress: Catherine Roberts, Pearl
Best Animated Film: Heavenkid
Best Beauty Film: The Flower of Life
Best Dance Film: Taste of Night
Best Drama: Blind Faith
Best Fashion Film: Pearl
Best Music Film: Taste of Night
Best Romance Film: Till Death Do Us Part
Best Science and Technology Film: Glycotreat: Using Glycans to Cure Cancer
Best Science Fiction Film: A Date in 2025
Best Social Concern Film: MUM
Best Travel Film: City of My Heart
Best Young Talent: Gunn Mihani, MUM
Acting Rising Star: Janel Tanna
Lifetime Achievement: Franc D’Ambrosio

The Best Director and Best Film award winners will be selected from the winning films above, and will be announced at the Cannes event on May 19, 2018.

So put on your evening gown or tux and get ready to enjoy an exciting evening of film, glamour, style and fun!

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