Queen Palm International Film Festival Mary Pickford, 36850 Pickfair Street, Cathedral City, CA 92234 Sunday, July 14 at 7PM Short Film Block 5
The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) FILM GRADE: 4 STARS
"Tawan Bazemore accesses the stylistics of a POETIC CINEMA that, by abandoning the word as a supreme means of expression (except for a few seconds, this short film is completely lacking dialogue), plunges inside the twisted mental of the victim who has lost sensory integrity with such overwhelming suggestive force that THE SPECTATOR MERGES WITH THE PROTAGONIST INTO AN INSEPARABLE ENTITY."
THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC, Richard Propes FILM GRADE: A-
"Crystal Porter Bazemore's STANDOUT PERFORMANCE." "Credit must be given to Bazemore's director as he simply NEVER LETS UP in amping up the entire sensory experience." "The music by Jeffrey Alan Jones is INTOXICATING, while Bazemore's own lensing is HYPNOTIC and CONSTANTLY UNJARRING." "Porter Bazemore herself contributes the film's production design, a design that VACILLATES BETWEEN ETHEREAL NORMALCY, and UNNERVING SUSPENSE."
"Bazemore employs a few thriller film techniques to bring a DARKER EDGE to Pisano's "normal." it's a short that will JAR YOUR SENSES and leave you EMOTIONALLY STUNNED, which quite frankly is what MORE SHORT FILMS SHOULD DO."
"You'll be GASPING and CLUTCHING your imaginary pearls." "The ending will stay with you, IT'S THAT GOOD." "Then there's actress Crystal Porter-Bazemore, as Isabelle. HER PERFORMANCE HAUNTS YOU." "Director, Cinematographer and Writer Tawan Bazemore EXPERTLY MANIPULATES the use of music and sound throughout the film. "You're CONSTANTLY IN A HEIGHTENED STATE OF HYPER-AWARENESS." "BEAUTY and HORROR EXIST SIMULTANEOUSLY." "The musical score CONSTANTLY PLAYS WITH YOUR EMOTIONS."
The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) BEST Film, Audience Award, BEST Original Score, BEST Editor
Indie Short Fest BEST Short, BEST Actress
Independent Short Awards BEST Director (Bronze), BEST Actress (Silver), BEST Sound Design (Platinum)
Queen Palm International Film Festival BEST Mystery/Thriller (Silver), BEST Actress (Bronze), BEST Sound Design (Gold)
Swindon Independent Film Festival BEST Sound Design
Golden State Film Festival BEST Sound Editing
Best TMFF Film, Audience Award, Original Score, Editor INDIEX Cinematography, Sound Design Indie Short Fest Short, Actress Independent Short Awards Director, Actress, Sound Design Queen Palm International Film Festival Mystery/Thriller, Actress, Sound Design Swindon Independent Film Festival Best Short, Cinematography, Sound Design Golden State Film Festival Sound Editing