Do We Inherit Our Voices?

John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington, sounds exactly like his father. Well, not *exactly* but listen to him talk with your eyes closed and your ears might perk up as mine did when I overheard an ad for Blackkklansman on YouTube.

It’s interesting to me because Denzel has such a distinct voice — can you name one similar? — that when I heard his son I did a double take of the TV.

Do we inherit our voices? I don’t sound like my mom, but I definitely share vocal qualities with my sisters; we’re often confused for one or the other. I did a quick Google search with no conclusive answer as of yet, but it’s something I want to learn more about. Can you provide any insight?

In the meantime, check out this video of John David talking to Jimmy Kimmel and let me know your thoughts!

Home (Short Film)

I really love this film. Though not perfect, I can see huge improvements here from my first project (Litter). It brings me great pride, inspiration and hope that this is the beginning of a very beautiful journey! ❤

Home was shot a week apart on October 14, 2018 in Central Park (NYC) and neighboring areas, and edited between Oct 22-23, 2018.

The music, “Sky Full of Song” belongs to Florence + the Machine. Please see the official music video here.

Thank you as always for reading and watching! Your support is monumental!

xoxo, Hafeezah

Litter (Silent Short Film)

Hi Folks! I invite you to watch my very first film, Litter. It is a silent film that was shot on October 7, 2018 in Battery Park (NYC) and edited between October 12-16, 2018. I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III to film and Avid Media Composer to edit. The actors are my fellow filmmaking students, Rishi (lead) and Santosh (supporting), as well as a cameo made by yours truly at the end 🙂

Please have a look and let me know your thoughts! I’m super proud of this production, even with all the glaring beginner mistakes. Stay tuned for a later post on what I learned during the filmmaking process!

And keep your eyes peeled for MORE MOVIES!

Love always, Hafeezah ❤