I love the idea of shaping a world within a frame and telling a layered story through direction and subtext.
Tawan Bazemore, a member of the prestigious Colorist Society International, is a filmmaker from Paterson & South Orange, New Jersey. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, actress/author Crystal Porter-Bazemore. Bazemore’s award-winning short film "SOUND" is being critically acclaimed and “Highly recommended” as “a masterpiece” - Indie Shorts Mag. It has received 19 wins including Best Short, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Sound Design. Bazemore is currently in development on several projects, including the feature-length version of his short, SOUND.
Best Cinematography
SOUND
IFilm Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Lulea Film Festival
Lulea
2019
Best Short film - Innovation, Best Director - Innovation, Best Sound Design , Best Colorist
SOUND
Two Roads International Film Festival
Brooklyn
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
York
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Sanford International Film Festival
Sanford, Maine
2019
Best Narrative Short, Best Actress
SOUND
San Antonio Black International Film Festival
San Antonio
2019
Best Concept of a Short
SOUND
Golden Door International Film Festival
Jersey City
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Chicago Southland Film Festival
Chicago
2019
Official Selection, Best Sound Editing
SOUND
Golden State Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection, Best Sound Design
SOUND
Swindon Independent Film Festival
Swindon
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Redline International Film Festival
Toronto
2019
Best Produced screenplay - short
SOUND
Action on Film Mega Fest
Las Vegas
2019
Best Short, Best Actress
SOUND
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
2019
Best Produced Screenplay - Short, Best Sound Design
SOUND
Hollywood Dreams 3rd Annual International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Diversity in Cannes Film and Webseries Showcase
Cannes
2019
Best Mystery/Thriller, Best Actress, Best Sound Design
SOUND
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs
2019
Best Short, Original Score of the Month, Editor of the Month
SOUND
TMFF
Glasgow
2019
Official Selection
SOUND
Dumbo Film Festival
Dumbo Brooklyn
Official Selection
SOUND
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
Official Selection
SOUND
Indie X Film Festival
Los Angeles
Best Short, Best Actress, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography
SOUND
Mindfield Film Festival
Official Selection
SOUND
Bucharest Short Cut CineFest
Bucharest
Best Sound Design, Best Actress, Best Director
SOUND
Independent Short Awards
Los Angeles
Birth Date
January 4
Nickname
T, Bazemore, or Lovie(wifey calls me that)
Birth City
Paterson
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Paterson
Height
5’10”
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black
Eye Color
Brown
Married To
Crystal Porter Bazemore
Children
Bohdie- My awesome dog!
“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.” - Stanley Kubrick
“ Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.“ - Jean Luc Godard
“The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea.” - Jean Luc Godard
“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.” - Alfred Hitchcock
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” - Alfred Hitchcock
“I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.” - Gordon Parks
I love the idea of shaping a world within a frame and telling a layered story through direction and subtext.