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Short N' Sweet: A Donut Princess Podcast

Dec 15, 2022

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/director 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 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 company motto, "Let our dream team manifest your dream", symbolizes the expansion and positive attention they win for their celebrity and high-profile brand clients such as Adidas, Atlantic Records, Smashbox Cosmetics, Chrome Hearts and more. Their most recent inspiring drama, “Tombstone Pillow”, shot in a Manila cemetery where 6,000 families live received a flood of awards including Best Inspiring Film, Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Short Film which brings their total festival wins to over 60.


They also offer a course called Build Your Brand, Your Following, Your Empire to help people learn how to create content by just your mobile phone.


  • Learn how to use your phone to create professional videos that get you

  more customers.

  •  Learn how to present your product or service online and get excellent


  • Learn how to make planning and creating your content fun, effective,

  and budget-friendly.

  • Learn how to create endless social media video content on any budget.


Five tips on how to become a successful filmmaker:

  • Learn how to sell. It’s an Art but there is a business side of it.
  • Always have your branding down. How are you different from other filmmakers?
  • Always know your worth and your value. It is important how much you should charge.
  • Don't be afraid to promote. 
  • Never Give Up, no matter how hard it is.


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YouTube: Mayly Tao / DONUT PRINCESS LA

Apple Podcast: Short N' Sweet: A Donut Princess Podcast 

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Twitter: Donut Princess LA 

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LinkedIn: Mayly Tao


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