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Time is Eternal - Short Film



In 2007, the dynamic husband and wife filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir founded “Dream Team Directors”. Their vision was to combine imagination, humor, beauty and a desire to positively impact the world through their stunning creative work.

They started their collaboration as writer/directors with the viral hit “Text Me” which won multiple awards, was featured in Teen Vogue, Seventeen, NY Press and voted for honors by Execs at Fox Searchlight, DreamWorks, MTV, New Regency. The film quite literally captured the texting and Facebook generation and was praised by Producers such as Doug Claybourne “War of the Roses”, “Fast and the Furious” and Martin Brown’s “Moulin Rouge”.

In their 13 years of working as a stellar team, they have had the opportunity to collaborate, direct and produce with great talents such as Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis, Golden Globe nominee Anthony Mackie, Lea Michele of Fox's "Glee"and "Scream Queens", Coldplay, P. Diddy, Paris Hilton, Lindsey Stirling and top model, Bella Hadid.

Their most recent inspiring drama, “Tombstone Pillow” shot in a Manila cemetery where 6,000 families live received a flood of awards including Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Short Film which brings their total festival wins to 50. 

TIME IS ETERNAL is labelled one of Bruno Chatelin 's BEST FOR FESTS


A few more festival wins for Time is Eternal

Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival     Best Shorts Competition      4th International Film Festival of Crete & Awards 2023       Colortape International Film Festival      Seattle International Fashion Film Festival ...

4 wins at LA Live Film Festival for Time is Eternal

Happy Dream Team directors on the red carpet in LA ...

How Dream Team Directors, a husband and wife filmmaker team broke through in Hollywood

68x award-winning husband and wife filmmakers Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett’s recipe of rejecting the status quo of modern Hollywood’s content of murder, sex and disturbance but instead pushing entertainment, beauty, originality and inspiration is attracting world wide acclaim for the couple who built their personal love story on making films together. First meeting at a vegetarian cafe on the Lower East Side of NYC in 2007 and connecting over their love of cinema, the couple are n...

Big Win at UK Fashion Film Festival for Time is Eternal

Best Fashion Film at UK Fashion Film Festival watch the ceremony !   ...

Dream Team nominated for Best Directors at Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival

The awards ceremony of the 7th edition of the Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival  will take place 22nd December at Cineplexx Sarajevo B&H from 8pm  ...

Dream Team Directors big win at da Vinci Festival

  This big award is Leonardo DaVinci's head and is 25 pounds and means the world. Cannot thank you enough DaVinci Intl Film Festival for this honor and to Bayou Bennett and Is friends who came to support us and be inspired at the AMC Theatres for "Destination Angels" on this truly magical night. In this picture with us are the Incredible founders of this very top festival who treats cinema as art at the highest level. Daniel Lir Ph...

Time is Eternal selected at Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF)

November 28 – 30, 2022 Located in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world for both Fashion and film, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) curates a unique experience for fashion and film lovers. Bringing the freshest, most creative international content to our festival, events, programming and our online platforms. CANIFFF is increasing access to fashion in new ways and providing a platform for brands and businesses who want...

We have a new trailer for Time is Eternal

Time is Eternal a film by Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett ...

Directors of Time is Eternal enjoying their big wins at La Jolla and Hot Springs Fest

Bayou Bennet and Daniel Lir with the award for Hotsprings Womens Festival and from La Jolla   We also won awards at:  Style, Experimental Fashion Film Festival: Best Production Design International Film Festival of Crete & Awards Best Fiction Film Paris Film Festival-Best Women's Empowerment Short Wordfest Houston Bronze Remi Fantasy Film.    ...

Time is Eternal tops the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival winning the four top awards

"Bravo to all IFFA Winners 2022 and special congratulations to Daniel Lir, Bayou Bennett and Berite Labelle fow winning best film, best direction, best actress and best set design, trully deserved! Bruno Chatelin   ...

VIDEO Berite Labelle and DreamTeam Directors interviewed for 'Time is Eternal'

Berite Labelle describes her parts in the film where she plays both Mary Wollstonecraft and Cleopatra in their fight for the division of the the world. Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers. Time is Eternal shows the power of the pen and power of the sword, and also the power of beauty!  When Cleopatra and Mary Woll...

Seven nominations for "Time is Eternal at La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

"Time is Eternal" is nominated for BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTORS,  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COSTUMES, BEST MUSIC, bEST SOUND,BEST ACTRESS and BEST NARRATION at . Congrats to the team!     La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the first international fashion film festival founded in North America. The 13th La Jolla will be held July 29-30, 2022. The Cannes of the fashion film world. Home to the International Fashion Film Awar...

Time is Eternal wins The Award of Excellence Special Mention and Award of Merit: Best Actress at BEST SHORTS Competition

BEST SHORTS COMPETITION Season: March 2022  Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir (USA), Time is Eternal : Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Short In addition to Award of Excellence Special Mention, you have also received the following awards: Award of Merit: Actress: Leading (Berite Labelle as Cleopatra, Mary Wollenstonecraft, mermaid)   Our festivals receive thousands of submissions. You can be justifiably proud of winning top Best Shorts honors that have honored previous f...

Berite Labelle BIO of a woman of the world

  Berite Labelle A woman of the world, Berite was born in her mother’s hometown of Tiraspol, Moldova. At age four, she moved to Bosnia and on to Germany before landing in Geneva, Switzerland at six years old. Always a lover of language, she speaks fluent Russian, French and English, with a working knowledge of Spanish, Italian and Arabic.   This talent of communicating in multiple dialects is a trait shared with her late father, Moise Neroum Ngadande, who ...

Time is Eternal BEST FOR FESTS short film - interview with the directors duo

Bayou and daniel how did you meet Berite, how did you cast her, how do you split roles when shooting, please share bio.  We were lucky enough to have Berite reach out to us from the world of the Internet.  She had the vision of the story which we found very visionary and interesting, eye opening, bold and exciting. We get a lot of people pitching us projects but what we loved about Berite is her work ethic, her elegance, her strong purpose and she is super talented.  Most ...

Time is Eternal BEST FOR FESTS short film - Interview with Berite Labelle

Berite Labelle, why did you write this story, what inspired you in choosing these women you portray? I started my training as an actress by joining a troupe/company of actors in Geneva, Switzerland for 6 months in 2018 until I felt the need to act in English rather than French. I attended different workshops in London, New York, and Los Angeles. Before taking the decision to peruse my acting studies in Los Angeles at New York Film Academy, I would continue to take as many classes as possib...

Time is Eternal BEST FOR FESTS short film - the Team

In 2007, the dynamic husband and wife filmmaker duo of Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir founded “Dream Team Directors”. Their vision was to combine imagination, humor, beauty and a desire to positively impact the world through their stunning creative work. They started their collaboration as writer/directors with the viral hit “Text Me” which won multiple awards, was featured in Teen Vogue, Seventeen, NY Press and voted for honors by Execs at Fox S...


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