Crystal Blue - TV Series
Crystal Blu is a one-half hour single cam black anthology series featuring stories of science-fiction—Fantastic Racism. These episodes are a collection of thought-provoking essays on social issues that explore witty, satirical tales of what it means to be black and cunning victories navigating the vagaries of racism.
Crystal Blu is an anthology series similar to Black Mirror, Cosmic Slop, and the Twilight Zone. Each episode takes viewers to that black wall that exists between humanity and the color line. Viewers are invited to venture within the dual consciousness of the black psyche. This series is unlike any in its genre because of its unique approach in posing victories against oppression.
The series is narrated by a comedic seer, whose unique and insightful critical analysis guides viewers to understand the challenges in each story. The narrators' episode introductions steeped in poetic metaphors and historical context sets the stage for a thought-provoking Aesop at the end of each show.
Pilot episode Waiting for Burial:
Meet the House of Death. Building 679 is a three-story walk-up to where lives Tyron, the local drug dealer, Jordan, an alcoholic who sleeps his life away, and Mrs. Patterson, a rigid woman who spends most of her last days under a daily diet of mental programming from the TV. Their clocks are ticking as they face off in a race against fate.
Audiences will also love the other episodes such as Absence, Foonery, and Repatriated. Moreover, they will mainly respond to a new refreshing twist in tackling race, class, history, and politics. The episodes for this series are endless. Crystal Blue has originality, longevity, and the wow factor to be a successful series. Occasionally episodes are hilarious.
Alice T. CroweWriterSecrets of the Hollow: Last Disintegrated School
Project Type:Television Script
Number of Pages:27
Country of Origin:United States
ATLANTA BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL 2014Atlanta, Georgia
October 12, 2014
Festival Favorite Award for Reader's Theatre of Original Works
Alice T. Crowe is a writer and documentary filmmaker based in Nyack, New York. Crowe is originally from the Bronx. She graduated from Adelphi University with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Journalism. She wrote a weekly local history column called "what's in a name" for the Journal News. Crowe also has a law degree from Howard University School of Law and is a former lawyer who practiced law for two decades with her identical twin sister.
"Last Disintegrated School" is her first documentary film. The untold story of the day Thurgood Marshall came to Hillburn, New York, to tear down segregation at Brook School in 1943. Last Disintegrated School is narrated by Chuck D, and music composed by Sam Waymon, Nina Simone's brother.
Last Disintegrated School was an official selection of the Pan African Film Festival, Yonkers Film Festival, Women of African Descent Film Festival, Ogeechee International History Film Festival, Rhode Island Black Film. Festival, and the Queen City Cinephiles Independent Film Screening & discussion. The film is distributed by Infobase.
Alice and her identical twin sister, Alicia, bottle their grandma's recipe, Emmaline's All Natural Hot Sauce. Crowe's play The Workshop won Festival Favorite Award for best staged reading at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. Crowe workshopped her TV pilot episode Waiting for Burial. An episode from her Sci-fi fantasy series, Crystal Blue at the Reel Sisters Summer Screenwriter's Lab with Valerie Woods. Waiting for Burial was selected for the Reel Sisters + BRIC Evening of Staged Readings.
Alice write's a monthly opinion column on her blog TheUrbaneVoice.com.
My work is a creative expression of social commentary on the black experience. Sometimes humorous, but always poignant and revealing the source of my inspiration. I provide keen insight on social issues, racism, culture, and current events. I curate culture and bring historical analysis to present circumstances. I embrace common everyday themes, and I preserve black humanity, the black experience and expand possibilities into the future.