Twin Philadelphia filmmakers ready for Cannes

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Getting your work shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France is kind of a "bucket list" honor for some filmmakers. (WPVI)

Getting your work shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France is kind of a "bucket list" honor for some filmmakers.

"My Dear Arthur" is a five-minute thriller about a portrait with a sort of sordid story.

It's the work of two up and coming filmmakers from West Philadelphia, Eli and Lu Bevins, who are 26-year-old identical twins.

"It's a time piece that takes place in the 17th century about a mother and a son accused of witchcraft," Lu Bevins said.

Not only do the cinematic sisters finish each other sentences, they finish each other's scripts.

"We definitely feed off of each other. I usually film and she usually edits so we sort of direct off of each other," Lu Bevins said. "I think she wrote the first 20 pages and she fell asleep and I picked up and handed it back to her."

The Overbrook high school grads both earned master degrees in computing from Indiana University where they co-wrote and directed "My Dear Arthur" which went on to win the Campus MovieFest Hollywood Film Festival.

"The competition requires you to create a film in only a week; we actually had less than 7 days to create the film. We only had one run through and the first time everyone was on set was that day," Eli Bevins said.

This week it heads to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in the south of France.

"It prepared us for the film industry, honestly, because it was a lot of hard work," Eli Bevins said.

They've run their own film company Eli Lu Productions and say this is just the beginning

"We hope we can leave our mark on the film world and completing these short films is sort of like our jumpstart into the film industry," Lu Bevins said.

So far, the Bevins twins won't actually be in Cannes to see their film being presented on the big screen.

They only raised enough money to send Heather Owens, the lead actress.

But there's still a slim chance crowdfunding will also get them on that plane to represent Philadelphia.

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