Tombstone Pillow is a 12-minute film, set in a cemetery in the Philippines where 6,000 people live, about a heartless heiress, forced on the run with a poor graveyard girl who teaches her life’s real riches.

It was filmed over three days by multi-award winning directors Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir, with the cinematographer and production services team that made the Oscar entry for the Philippines in 2018. Many of the extras in the film are the people who still live in the cemetery today. 

Tombstone Pillow premiered in the Oscar qualifying film festival LA Shorts, the longest running short film festival in the world which has produced 11 Oscar winners and 33 Oscar nominees. It is a finalist in the Asian Cinematography Awards and an Official Selection for New York City International Film Festival.

Directed by Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir
Produced by Dream Team Directors and Timeless Entertainment
Starring: Lourdes Duque Baron and Kendra Sison De Mesa
Screenplay by: Fraser Kee Scott
Director of Photography: Mycko David
Editor: Bella Jones
Music: Hagay Mizrahi
Production Design: Marielle Hizon

The film