Crystal Porter Bazemore

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Award-winning ACTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER

PARTNER, CINEMA OPTICS

CREATOR, CPB LITTLE REMINDERS

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Hello, I’m Crystal.

I fancy meeting you.


As a woman and storyteller, I place great importance on being involved in projects that use film to challenge social norms and elevate conversations.


An Atlanta native, I now call LA home with my husband, Director/Cinematographer, Tawan & our fur baby. Under our Cinema Optics banner, our debut film, SOUND received 52 festival wins. I recevied 9 wins for Best Actress. Our sophomore film, THE RECIPE, is on the festival circuit! The film premiered at the Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) where we received a Best Short Film nomination.


My work in television & film is a commitment to my craft. Check out my IMDB for full credits & theatrical reel.




Another passion of mine is Creator of CPB Little Reminders, a successful subscriber-based company, I use my platform to promote gratitude. I created a journal CPB LITTLE REMINDERS & 31-DAY GRATITUDE JOURNAL, where I guide readers through a month of gratitude practice. Because gratitude begets an abundant life.


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The REcipe

Wins PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD at Denton Black Film Festival.

top voices

Currently filming the tv pilot, TOP VOICES. I play Lane Higuera, new Showrunner!

current tv & film

Actress, Producer

Nom. Best Short (DBFF)

Tawan Bazemore, Director

THE RECIPE

9X Best Actress Winner, Producer

SOUND

Tawan Bazemore, Director

Actress

TV Logo Design

Moments

Aaron Lewis, Director

Actress

Orange Grove

Ariel Mahler, Director

Actress

Mid-coitus

Kevin Ghee, Director

Actress

Claire Wasmund, Director

No joke

CARPETS & BTS

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BEHIND THE SCENES - TV PILOT

TOP VOICES

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FILM FRAME

THE RECIPE

CAMERON RADICE

COMMERICAL SHOOT

THE RECIPE WORLD PREMIERE

DENTON BLACK FILM FEST

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BEHIND THE SCENES - TV PILOT

TOP VOICES

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cinema optics

Founded by Tawan Bazemore & Crystal Porter Bazemore, Cinema Optics is a Los Angeles based production company. Dubbed "The Bazemore Duo" by Indie Short Mag, our primary goal is to tell human stories in an avant-garde manner. SOUND, our debut film under the Cinema Optics banner, is a Panavision and multi-award winning film. Indie Shorts Mag dubbed the film "A Masterpiece.” THE RECIPE, our sophomore film premiered at Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) and received a Best Short Film nomination.


THE RECIPE PREMIERES AT DENTON BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

The Recipe premiered at Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) and received a nomination for Best Short Film. We have more exciting news to share! So, come back to this page or visit the official site for Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & SCREENINGS & RECIPES!

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THE RECIPE

THE RECIPE HITS THE FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT - 2024!

Directed by Tawan Bazemore, The Recipe is a cinematic film in our distinct signature and artistic style. In a re-imagined world, where two women (Crystal Porter Bazemore, Jennifer Althen Beacham) are brought together by a family recipe for a chance at healing and forgiveness, a murder that happened 22 years prior may prevent that from happening.


The visual aesthetic of The Recipe is a stunning blend of vintage European cinema and current blockbluster. The film will hit the festival circuit in 2024! We are thrilled to share our sophomore film with audiences worldwide.

SOUND RECEIVES PANAVISION NOMINATION, BEST SHORT FILM

39 Official Selections | 81 Noms | 53 Film Festival WINS; 9 Best Actress Wins


Director/Cinematographer & Writer, Tawan Bazemore brings terror to the screen in what Indie Shorts Mag. calls a "MASTERPIECE" with SOUND. The film is the story of photographer, Isabelle Pisano (Crystal Porter Bazemore), a woman who becomes hearing impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope, something beautifully terrifying happens.



"Will jar your senses and leave you emotionally stunned." - Film Threat

"3 1/2 stars out of 4. "Engaging and enthralling from the beginning to end." - Richard Propes, The Independent Critic

"Rentless" - UK Film Review

"The ending will stay with you." - Donna-Lyn Washington, Review Fix

"Poetic Cinema" - TMFF Review


SOUND is available for viewing on KWEILI TV & TUBI

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Shondra Profit, FSE

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