Indians love movies so much, it is a country that is passionate when it comes to following casting, production, and even shooting schedules of Bollywood and Hollywood stars.
For Indians, movies are a way of life, it has defined their self-image and culture- which is why it is an immense honor to be nominated in prestigious film festivals like the Golden Jury Film Academy in Mumbai.
” Tombstone Pillow” starring Lourdes Duque Baron, Kendra Sison De Mesa, Blake Salcedo, Ian Taylor Ignacio, Akram Yesmine Lahmandi, and Cedric Escobar captured the imagination and taste of Indian film critics, directors, and screenwriters.
The short film is about a 9-year old girl who gives the Philippines ‘ wealthiest widow a tour of a graveyard that thousands of poor people call home, where she discovers what real riches are.
It currently has a total of 27 nominations and 18 wins.
GOLDEN JURY FILM ACADEMY ( Golden Jury)
The Golden Jury Film Academy is an International Film festival in Mumbai. It was created to foster a community of international filmmakers who would love to present their creative work. The Jury is comprised of Producers, Actors, Cinematographers, filmmakers, independent scriptwriters, and the alumni of FTI, NSD, New York Film Academy, and more.
Categories in Short:
Best Short Film (Cash Prize INR 50,000)
Best Background Score
best Animated Film
Best Film on Social Issue
Golden Jury is headquartered in Bollywood, Mumbai, India. The festival runs every month. There is an Annual Golden Jury Festival Event where the winning entries will be screened throughout the entire event using a theatrical projector based presentation.
Film Awards & Nominations:
- LA Shorts International Film Festival (Los Angeles)
- Around Films International Film Festival (Award Winner) (Amsterdam)
- New York City International Film Festival (Best Actress Nomination)
- Global Short Film Awards Cannes (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography(Winner) (Cannes)
- Global Impact Film Festival in DC ( Nominee)
- Exit 6 Film Festival (Nominee) ( England)
- New York Movie Awards (Award-winner)
- Hollywood Gold Awards (Award-winner) (USA)
- Venice Film Awards (Award winner) ( Italy)
- New York City Independent Film Festival (Award winner)
- Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (Nominee)
- Top Indie Film Awards (Japan Screening) (Award Winner)
- Prague International Monthly Film Festival (Winner) (Czech Republic)
- All Asian Independent Film Festival (Nominee) (Manila, Philippines)
- US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Award (Award Winner)
- Film for Peace (Award Winner) (Toronto, Canada)
- Concepcion Independent Film Awards (Award Winner) (Chile)
- ICP Entertainment Film Festival (Nominee) (USA)
- Asian Cinematography Awards (Nominee) (Manila, Philippines)
- New York Cinematography Awards ( Best Cinematographer)
- Golden Wheat Awards ( Official Selection) ( Turkey)
- Social Short Antwerp Film festival (Nominee) ( Belgium)
- Golden Jury Film Academy (Nominee) ( Mumbai, India)
Watch the trailer here:
Cast and Crew:
Executive Producer: Timeless Entertainment Inc.
Directed by: Dream Team Directors ( Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett)
Starring: Lourdes Duque Baron, Kendra Sison De Mesa, Ian Taylor Ignacio, Akram Yesmine Lahmandi, Blake Salcedo and Cedric Escobar
Screenplay by: Fraser Kee Scott
Story by: Daniel Lir, Bayou Bennett and Fraser Scott
Director of Photography: Mycko David
Editor: Bella Jones
Music: Hagay Mizrahi
Production Design: Marielle Hizon
Team Manager: Nina Ortencio
Digital Marketing: Christel Payseng
PR/ Media Relations: Maria Urduja Osit Li
Production Team: Rorie Baron and Jong Tabtab
Tombstone Pillow is already available in Amazon Prime UK
Link for Amazon Prime UK :