And the GOOD NEWS keeps coming for SOUND! Tawan Bazemore wins Best Cinematographer for SOUND!
This is Tawan's 5th Nomination & 2nd win for Best Cinematographer for SOUND.
Tawan wore many hats on this film as Director | Cinematographer | Key Grip | Editor | Colorist
As Tawan's Producing Partner & Life Partner (Wifey) I am so proud! You are a true Filmmaker, my love! And the world is noticing! XOXO
Buckle Up! He's got A LOT more coming...
SOUND screened last night in Block #5 to a SOLD OUT audience at Lady Filmmakers at the Wilshire Screening Room in Beverly Hills, CA. The night was more than we imaged.
An incredible screening room! Fabulous Female Filmmakers! And we played to the best audience!
The Moderator asked the filmmakers to share an "unknown fun fact" about their film. Here's a little tea on the filming of SOUND. During the most vulnerable scene in the film, where sounds reach deafening levels, Isabelle has to make a crucial decision that always leaves audiences stunned, gasping & literally clutching their pearls. During the filming of that scene, I used many triggers to emotionally go on the rollercoaster ride the script requires me to go on. It was scary & surreal. This being my most challenging role, as there is no dialogue and no one to play off, the film stretched me as an Actress. And to date, it is my greatest role.
Now, the tea: One of my triggers was listening to Kristen Chenoweth (who I love) in Wicked! And the other, watching Oprah's Legend's Ball. If Ms. Winfrey ever hosts another ball, I pray my contribution to the Arts & world garners me an invitation! :)
SOUND had an amazing screening & festival WIN at Golden Door Film Festival in New Jersey! We took home the trophy for BEST CONCEPT OF A SHORT! We can see why Golden Door Film Festival was named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the Top 50 Film Festivals worth the entry fee! We are so happy to count Golden Door as our New Jersey premiere; 35th Official Selection; 33rd Nomination; 27th WIN!
Playing Isabelle Pisano in our film SOUND was the most challenging & rewarding character whose skin I've had the opportunity to step into. Exploring her lens of life through the loss of sense, in this case sound, brought a new perspective to understanding how the layer of loss effects the psychology and environmental life of the character. Doubled with producing this film with my husband, Tawan, I grew tremendously as an Actress and Woman. I hope you get a chance to see our film. One critic says "it stays with you." Here's to more films that stay with the audience and those who bring it to life!
Sound is currently on the festival circuit and has garnered...
27 Official Selections | 30 Nominations | 26 WINS...and counting!
A few of my favorite frames...
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Welcome to CPB Online! Your source of all news for Actress/Writer/Producer Crystal Porter-Bazemore. Crystal is a film/tv/theatre Actress having played opposite Loretta Devine in Soul Cafe. She has appeared on television, most recently USA Network's Pearson. And produced with husband, Tawan Bazemore, the Award Winning film SOUND, directed by Tawan Bazemore. The film has received 27 Official Selections. 30 Nominations. 27 Wins. Crystal has received a Best Actress WIN 5 times for her performance in SOUND.
Sound is the story of photographer, Isabelle Pasano. A woman who becomes hearing impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope, something beautifully terrifying happens. I play Isabelle Pasano. On the festival circuit, Sound has garnered: 27 Official Selections | 30 Noms
27 WINS | 4 WINS for Best Actress
A Spin-Off of "Suits" on USA Network, Pearson follows Gina Torres' character, Jessica Pearson as she tackles the world of crime and politics in Chicago. I play Beat Reporter, Crystal Bazemore.
So excited to have worked on this project with such a talented cast & crew. Can't tell deets about the project, shhhh, but this was our "Boston Legal" pic!
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