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  • "A masterpiece"
    - Indie Shorts Mag
  • "Poetic Cinema"
    - TMFF Review
  • "Engaging and enthralling"
    - Richard Propes | The Independent Critic
  • "will jar your senses"
    -Alan Ng | Film Threat
  • "That ending will stay with you"
    - Donna-Lyn Washington | Review Fix

Synopsis

This is a story about Photographer Isabelle Pisano, a woman who became hearing-impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope in the muffled and scary new normal something beautifully-terrifying happens.
SOUND is a proof-of-concept for a feature script we have in development. The feature-length story is slightly different than our short.

Official Selections

19 wins and 23 nominations including Best Short, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Sound Design


The wonderful festivals that have selected SOUND.
TBA

TBA

Tba
Official Selection

TBA

TBA

Tba
Official Selection

Two Roads

Two Roads Film Festival

Tba
Official Selection

TMFF

Bucharest ShortCut CineFest

Bucharest, sector 3
Official Selection

TMFF

TMFF

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM.
WINNER: Best Film, Audience Award, Best Original Score and Best Editor

AOF

AOF | ACTION ON MEGAFEST

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Screens July 31, 2019 8pm short film Block

QUEEN PALM

Queen Palm Film Festival

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.
WINNER: Best Mystery/Thriller, Best Actress, Best Sound Design

Mindfield Film Festival

Mindfield Film Festival

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
WINNER: Best Short, Best Actress,
Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography

Swindon

Swindon Film Festival

SWINDON, UNITED KINGDOM
WINNER: Best Sound Design
NOMINATED: Best Short, Best Cinematography

IndieX

indieX Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
NOMINATED: Best Sound Design and
Best Cinematography

Diversity in Cannes

DIVERSITY IN CANNES

CANNES, FRANCE
Official Selection Only

Independent Shorts Awards

ISA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
WINNER: Best Director, Best Actress,
Best Sound Design

Indie Short Fest

Indie Short Fest

LOS ANGELES, CA
WINNER: Best Short, Best Actress

Golden State Film Festival

GOLDEN STATE FF

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
WINNER: Best Sound Editing

Redline Film Festival

redline film festival

TORONTO, ONTARIO
NOMINATED: Best Sound Design

Dumbo Film Festival

DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL

BROOKLYN (DUMBO DISTRICT) NEW YORK
Official Selection Only




Meet Our Team

With this kind of film it's ideal to have a decent size crew but with the budget we had the three of us found creative ways to make this film.

Crystal
Hi all

I am just a social media heartbeat away. You can also check out my website! :-)

Crystal Porter-Bazemore
Producer | Lead Actress
Tawan
Good day

Check out my social media pages below to see what I have going on. Oh and I have a website too...

Tawan Bazemore
Writer/Director & Cinematographer
Jeff
Hello

Creating, traveling, touring, contemplating...See what's next. Social media and official site links below.

Jeffery Alan Jones
Composer and Sound Designer
Official trailer
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  • An enthralling and engaging experience from beginning to end, Sound tells a most unique story and it's a story you're unlikely to forget anytime soon.
    Richard Propes
    The Independent Critic
  • Tawan Bazemore accesses the stylistics of poetic cinema...
    Tmff
    TMFF.net
  • It's a short that will jar your senses and leave you emotionally stunned,which quite frankly is what more short films should do.
    Alan Ng
    Film Threat
  • That ending will stay with you, it's that good.
    Donna-Lyn Washington
    Review Fix

Screenings

National & International screenings and premieres. If SOUND is screening in your area please let us know. We always purchase a few tickets to give out.
Coming Soon

To be announced

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AOF

Action on Film Megafest
Las Vegas, Nevada

Brenden Theaters
July 31, 2019
8pm Short film block.
Get tickets
Coming Soon

Hollywood Dreams Film Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada

Brenden Theaters
July 31, 2019
8pm Short film block.
AOF

Queen Palm Film Festival

Palm Springs, California
July 14, 2019
7pm Short Film Block 5
Coming Soon

Diversity In Cannes

Cannes, France
May 22, 2019
5pm Diversity Showcase
Feature Image

Swindon Film Festival

Swindon, United Kingdom
The MECA
April 17, 2019
6:15pm Session 6
Feature Image

Indie Short Fest

Burbank, California
1817 Film Studios
March 30, 2019
7pm Award winning screening
Feature Image

Golden State Film Festival

Hollywood, California
Mann's Chinese Theater
March 24, 2019
6pm Short film block






Writer/Director | Tawan Bazemore, CSI

Tawan Bazemore, a member of the prestigious Colorist Society International
is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, from Paterson, New Jersey.
His short P.O.V was accepted into Cannes Short Film Corner in 2008.

In 2017 a feature he directed "HIBISCUS" was picked for distribution through Amazon.
His short SOUND is being critically acclaimed and "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" as
"A MASTERPIECE."











Recent News

This page is constantly updated as we take SOUND from festival to festival. Here is where we document our wins and latest news! Stay in the now!
Queen Supreme

Best Sound Design

SOUND wins the annual Queen Palm International Film Festival QUEEN SUPREME AWARD for Best Sound Design. Congrats, Jeff! It's his 7th award for this film.

Mindfield

Bi-Monthly Winner

Mindfield Film Festival ABQ awarded SOUND with four Diamond Awards: Best Film, Best Actress, Best Sound Design and Best Cinematography

TMFF

Film of the month

TMFF | The Monthly Film Festival awarded SOUND with four awards, Best Film, Audience Award, Best Original Score and Best Editor





Director's Statement


I love the idea of shaping a world within a frame and telling a layered story
through direction and subtext. My task as a Director, for Sound was to tell a
complete story without dialogue and use sound design as the antagonist.
The concept isn't just about a woman, Isabelle, being subjected to deafening
sounds. It's about how a violent car accident changed her life.

I wanted her scary new-normal and isolation to also be intimate. So, I was
very careful in crafting the mood and texture; from camera and lenses to
wardrobe and production design. The idea is take the audience with her.


- Tawan Bazemore, CSI

Get in touch

About Cinema Optics

Los Angeles based motion picture company

Phone: +1 818-493-9161

Email: info@cineopt.com