Around Films International Film Festival: Tombstone Pillow An Official Selection

Tombstone Pillow an advocacy film shot in a cemetery where 6,000 people live. A heartless heiress is forced on the run with a poor graveyard girl who teaches her life’s real riches.

Timeless Entertainment Inc. Producer Lourdes Duque Baron together with Dream Team Directors Daniel Lir & Bayou Bennett, Cinematographer Mycko David and Writer Fraser Scott shot the film in haphazard shanties, top of graves and mausoleums in the Manila North Cemetery in the Philippines.

“Tombstone Pillow” cast includes Lourdes Duque Baron, Kendra Sison De Mesa, Akram Lahmandi Yesmine, Ian Taylor Ignacio, Cedric Escobar and “The Young Great Profile” Blake Salcedo grandson of the legendary Leopoldo Salcedo.

Dream Team Directors Duo Bayou Bennett and Daniel took to Instagram and also announced Kevin Hickman is on board as an Editor of the Short film Tombstone Pillow and also welcomed Hagay Mizrahi for the musical score.

Kevin Hickman is known in Hollywood for his amazing work in films like The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeRogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Aquaman (2018) and Collateral (2004).

Hagay Mizrahi of Gemini Muziq is a top music producer who has already worked with notable artists like Justin Bieber, Mario, Jason Derulo, Snoop Dogg and Christina Milan. He also did a music album collaboration with Lourdes Duque Baron.

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6,000 people live in the graveyards in the Philippines without running water or electricity. When a photographer Anton Afanasyev documented their lives he said: ” They don’t have a penny, but are still smiling”. (Fraser Scott)

Around Films International Film Festival

Around Films International Film Festival is a film collective which gathers international colleagues all over the world. ARFF International selects the best film makers through the annual festival with the purpose of raising collective consciousness through the help of visionaries.

ARFF International

Around International Film Festival is an Independent gathering and includes Feature, Documentary, Short Films, Commercials, Music Video, Student Films, Series, New Media and Animations. It is also an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

The main goal of the Around International Film Festival is to provide homes to film enthusiasts who want to establish creative spaces for the film industry. Around Film Festival is dedicated to spreading knowledge of the modern visual art for filmmakers and put it into a single platform. It has expanded to including Monthly Festival’s library and included award winning films around the world.

Tombstone Pillow will be viewed by an international community and judged by a final jury of film professionals together with other finalists. Some of the reputable members of the ARFF is Gemma Laurelle an actress and producer also a writer for the ARFF Berlin.Danny Glover who is an actor, producer and Director of ARFF Paris is also a part of the Around Films International Film. Different filmmakers and film enthusiasts from Germany, Spain, Netherlands and France are part of ARFF.

Tombstone Pillow is also an official selection for LA Shorts International Film Festival and Asian Cinemotography Awards. The Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA) selects films around the world who were able to display excellence in cinematography and other aspects of film making. While the LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks as one of the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The LA Shorts International Film Festival is the longest running short film festival in Los Angeles, California and is already on its 23rd year.

The Asia release of Tombstone Pillow will be in Manila, Philippines on February 22-23, 2020 at the UPFI Film Center.


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