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Sounds of the Summer

From the mainstream radio stations to the local art galleries, filmmaker Travis Houze sits down with some of the most influential names in urban local music in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. He gets a chance to speak with well recognized DJ's and art curators as they speak on their experiences working within their field and their hopes for national recognition.

  • Travis Houze
  • Devin White
  • Anthony Andrews
  • Jamal Grey
    Key Cast
  • DJ Flexx
    Key Cast
  • Molly Ruland
    Key Cast
  • Deja Perez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Music
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Mamie Jock Music Group
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Travis Houze

Travis Houze is a photographer and videographer based in Washington DC with a background in Portraiture and Documentary style work. Travis began his creative journey in the late 2000s when influenced by his friends to make a short documentary series. Since then, he's been able to work with countless local and national names for the creative direction of their social media presentation and performances on the road.

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Director Statement

When it comes to my work, a lot of the stories I tell maintain a certain level of vulnerability. I feel that vulnerability can make the most recognized of faces feel relatable to any and everyone aside from their accolades. With Sounds of the Summer, I wanted to show that the names well known within the city had to go through some hardships in the process and that being able to do what they've done is a humbling experience and they have gained a strong amount of wisdom to provide to those within the city and even to those outside as well.