A modern-day Blaxploitation movie with elements borrowed from drama, romance, and action thrillers.
Sandy Williams, a young African American woman from the southeastern parts of the United States migrates to New York for hopes of finding work and a chance to get involved with the art business. She meets a cunning and smart artist only known by the alias “Crow” who takes her under his wing and brings her to the underground world of Harlem arts and crafts. The idea intrigues Sandy as she ends up falling in love with Crow and finds herself enjoying life in her new home.
But no deed goes unpunished as Sandy's background is discovered by a mysterious gang connected to Crow's business in the Harlem neighborhood and stalks Sandy when she begins to sell her art and is placed under suspicion by Crow who believes she has a shady past of her own and that everything isn't what it seems.
Influences: Jackie Brown, Black Caesar, and Cotton Comes to Harlem.
MPAA: Rated R for strong violence and language, brief sexual content including nudity, and some drug use.
NOTE: Please, please, please - ONLY cast African-American actors/actresses.
Ernest Jacobs - A veteran artist who has lived in Harlem his entire life; he is Crow's former mentor and now works as a jazz player.
Christina Harvey - Ill-tempered step-mother of Crow and anti-artist.
Deputy Tyler Jones - Only honest cop in New York who mistakes Sandy as a woman of poverty and has a history with her.
He is revealed to be Sandy's father who abandoned her in the past after a falling out with her mother.
Penny and Dime - Two hoodlum twin brothers who are members of a mysterious gang sent after Sandy and Crow.
Father Avery Holmes - The burned out priest of his church who believes art is evil and the reason for people living in deception.
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