Daniel M Lir
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.