Tombstone Pillow is a short film 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.
The short film is doing immensely well in the Film Awards Circle. Recently, the Concepción Independent Film Awards awarded the film the Best Social Theme Short Award in Chile.
Concepción Independent Film Awards
The Concepción Independent Film Awards is at its 6th Edition. It was created to showcase good cinema for a week to the BíoBío region, Chile and the rest of the world.
This unique festival attracts hundreds of film entries all over the world, the main focus of this festival are films that hold social relevance to society. It was also created to collaborate with various film productions. Each year the festival comes up with a range of themes and genres for film lovers and enthusiasts.
Many people are currently living inside the Manila North Cemetery, some serve as caretakers of mausoleums, others are informal settlers. Impoverished families built shanties around the tombstones and turned mausoleums into makeshift homes due to lack of decent housing and job opportunities.
Lack of proper housing and education remains one of the biggest issues that human rights activists are tackling today. The film wants to highlight real social issues happening in the film’s location- the Manila North Cemetery with the hopes of awakening the awareness of many- so a solution can be arrived at.
Cast & Crew ( Tombstone Pillow)
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
List of Awards and Nominations
- LA Shorts International Film Festival (Nominee)
- Around Films International Film Festival (Award winner)
- New York City International Film Festival (Best Actress Nomination)
- Global Short Film Awards Cannes (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography(Winner)
- Global Impact Film Festival in DC ( Nominee)
- Exit 6 Film Festival (England) (Nominee)
- New York Movie Awards (Award-winner)
- Hollywood Gold Awards (Award-winner)
- Venice Film Awards (Award winner)
- 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)
- All Asian Independent Film Festival (Nominee)
- US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Award (Award Winner)
- Film for Peace (Award Winner)
- Concepcion Independent Film Awards (Award Winner)
- ICP Entertainment Film Festival (Nominee)
- Asian Cinematography Awards (nominee)
Watch the trailer here:
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