A local filmmaker is taking his short film all the way to France for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The film stars local actors and is set in Erie County. A film that started with an idea suggested by horror master, Stephen King, has helped a Penn State-Behrend professor get noticed world-wide. The short film is called "Lovecrafts Pillow" and is co-written by Penn State-Behrend communication instructor, Mark Steensland, and best selling author, Rick Hautala. The two men wrote the script after they read a piece written by Stephen King, who challenged writers to take his idea and develop it. The story is about a pillow once owned by famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft that causes murderous nightmares in the mind of those who sleep on it. Since completion of the film, it has been a favorite at festivals around the world. This month, its being shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France. While its not in competition, "Lovecrafts Pillow" will be seen by hundreds of important filmmakers and distributors in the buyers market. Steensland did send a copy of the movie to Stephen King, but he hasnt heard anything back from the master of horror.