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Cherzoso The Silent Film

Sherry Bell know as the Circus clown Cherzoso, suddenly finds her past, present and future colliding when her boyfriend, Bobby and Sister, Stella push Sherry into confessing her ambitions. Cherzoso played by Tracy Ann Chapel

  • Tracy Ann Chapel
    Marabou Feathers
  • Tracy Ann Chapel
    Marabou Feathers
  • Tracy Ann Chapel
    Marabou Feathers
  • Christopher Nibley
  • Tracy Ann Chapel
    Key Cast
    "Cherzoso / Sherry Bell / Stella"
    Marabou Feathers
  • Tracy Ann Chapel
    Marabou Feathers
  • Caroline Weaver
    Special Thanks
    Cherzoso The Silent Film
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Black and White, Silent, Drama, Noir, Family, Violence, Guns, Circus, Original Piano Music, Clown
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Olympus Film Festival 2019
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Nominee for Best International Short Film
  • Port Blair International Film Festival 2020
    September 15, 2020
    SPECIAL JURY AWARD BEST SILENT FILM http://www.pbiff.co.in/
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Film Festival 2020
    New York
    United States
    Semi-Finalist https://higafestival.com
  • Cyrus Monthly Short Festival of Toronto
  • Indian Indie Awards
    November 1, 2020
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    November 2, 2020
Distribution Information
  • First Focus International / Leif Holt / https://www.firstfocusinternational.com/cherzoso/
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tracy Ann Chapel

Tracy Ann Chapel was born in San Jose, California. She is of Welsh, German, Irish, and French decent. Tracy first became involved in the theatre arts as a costumer and worked as an actress and model in and out of high school. She performed as lead dancer for Almenrausch Schuplattler, and dancer for Ballet Russe and Russia dance troops in the San Francisco bay area. Tracy has danced in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and also on cruise ships in North and South America. She studied at The American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) in San Francisco,
The San Francisco School of Circus Arts, and the John Sarno Studio in Hollywood, California. Tracy continues to study privately with acting coach and director, Tracy Lynch Britton in Los Angeles. She was given her professional start or breakthrough by performing on stage as contra-auguste clown Giggles and as white face clown Cici. Tracy has additionally been cast in lead theatrical stage roles such as, Ann Deever in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," Rosalind Hay in Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo," and Beatrice Vecchio in Rene Taylor and Joseph Bologna's "Lovers and Other Strangers." Tracy's on screen work includes roles in the film "Janked" that was screened in France at the Cannes Film Festival and in the award winning film "Four Winds" directed by Nick Brokaw which also screened at Cannes. Afterwards, she was cast and hired as the female lead, and writer for the short film "Cherzoso."

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Director Statement

Cherzoso started out as a Noir film voiced with Ed Sullivan talking in the background and a special effect ending. That film became my final project in directing for my filmmaking degree. Cherzoso was always talked about as being a different film a silent one and recently, after a critical change in my life, I decided to tackle the project on my own. Working with the titles, editing dialogue and playing the piano in the background, made a difference in the work. I am thankful for this project and having the opportunity to give Cherzoso The Silent Film to the world. Steve Kauzlarich's film "Noir Pillow Talk Murder" starring Tracy Ann Chapel could be this film's preview and I am thankful for the 100% Fresh rating Cherzoso The Silent Film has on Rotten Tomatoes. Spoiler Alert: The film is a women's film about violence and having the courage to get free. I have been surprised with the feedback I've gotten from men and women about the subject and am not surprised that the victims are always considered at fault.