Gray State: The Rise - Rough Cut

by bluesbaby5050 on January 23rd, 2015

Gray State: The Rise - Rough Cut

David Crowley (RIP)
The Director of this Film Allegedly Killed His Family and Himself When He Was Finishing this Film. ForbiddenKnowledgeTV
Alexandra Bruce
January 22, 2015.

'Gray State: The Rise' was the documentary David Crowley was working on, when he allegedly killed his wife, 5-year-old child and himself this past Saturday, on January 17th.

His friends, family and co-workers have said they do not believe this to be the true story. They describe him as a great person, with a promising career and an extremely happy home life.

They believe he was murdered - and this was duly reported in an article in the local Minneapolis-St. Paul newspaper, the Star
Tribune, the region where Crowley and his family lived:

This RAW UNCUT version of 'Gray State: The Rise' has been released and is being broadcast here, to insure that versions of this explosive film reach the public.

Although this version is from nearly a year ago, it gives the viewer an idea, of the film's direction.

In looking into this, I discovered that I had broadcast Crowley's concept trailer, back in September of 2012, in support the very challenging work of an independent filmmaker:

He had come a long way in making this film in the ensuing couple of years. My having been an early supporter almost makes it a
personal loss for me, as well. It also has me almost asking: "Am I next?"


This is the text of the news report of this tragic and suspicious event:

'Medical examiner rules Apple Valley deaths were murders-suicide'
by PAT PHEIFER , Star Tribune Updated: January 22, 2015 - 6:45 AM

David Crowley, an independent filmmaker and screenwriter, shot his wife, Komel, and their 5-year-old daughter Rani in the head before shooting himself, according to a report from the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office released Wednesday.

Yet Jason Allen, a producer based in Los Angeles, also said Wednesday that Crowley’s words and actions when the two met in September and in an e-mail Crowley sent him on Dec. 17, seem contradictory to a man who was about to kill his family and himself.

A news release from the Apple Valley Police Department also contained the official identifications and said the investigation is continuing.

Crowley had written a screenplay and produced a trailer for a movie called “Gray State,” about government conspiracy and militarization. He wrote to Allen that he was working 18-hour days to build his concept “into an empire.”

The two met in Los Angeles, when Crowley asked Allen to consider signing on to the project as an executive producer.

Allen, a first assistant director who said he has worked on independent films, music videos and commercials, said, “David had this consistency and this very steady way about him. In many ways it felt very contradictory to the actions of a murder-suicide. I truly saw an optimism to it.”

Crowley talked in the two-page e-mail to Allen about being “almost completely abandoned” by his original film partners and being “at the end of a tunnel all alone.”

But he said, “Gray State fans are growing at a rate of 100-200 per day even now, and when I get started I can only expect they’ll keep coming.

Crowley told Allen in the e-mail that in a few weeks he would release a documentary called “The Rise,” a “manifesto on the Gray State model,” as well as “a few new trailers for a Gray State series.”

Crowley wrote, “I have no idea who much money is going to come together when this kicks off here in a few weeks, but it might be enough to get started on a series, then independent feature(s) running a common story line.”

Allen was out of town over the holidays and didn’t respond to Crowley’s e-mail until Jan. 8. By then the family was dead.

The three bodies were found by a neighbor Saturday afternoon in the living room of their home in the 1000 block of Ramsdell Drive in Apple Valley. They had been there for up to four weeks; no one had talked to them since before Christmas.

The medical examiner’s office said the deaths of Komel Crowley, 29, and Rani were homicide; David Crowley’s death was suicide.

Mason Hendricks, one of David Crowley’s best friends, said earlier in the week that his friend left a two-sentence note that doesn’t explain anything. Hendricks wouldn’t say what the note contained.

Meanwhile, Crowley’s friends and brother, Dan, have started a fund for Komel Crowley’s family in Texas, which is struggling with her mother’s terminal cancer and medical bills. The fund is set up at

Dan Crowley wrote, in part, on the page, “Right now, this is a time of darkness in the lives of our families, but your love is shining through and good will triumph because of it. And now, friends, for those of you who have generously offered help, I finally have a way for you to do so.”- MORE HERE: -

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, donations totaled $1,320.

Pat Pheifer • 952-746-3284 -

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Tarheel: Just saw this @ cln.

The whole thing about him & his family is freaky.
He must have scared TPTSuck.

bluesbaby5050: I have to Agree Tar.....

What a shame to kill the 5 year old daughter, but that's how TPTB make it look like a murder by killing the family too, and the husband/father. TPTB WANT TO MAKE IT STICK, AS THIS WAS THEIR PLAN BEFOREHAND. WHAT COWARDS!! THEY WILL SOON GET WHAT THEY DESERVE FROM THEIR OWN KARMA, and KARMA IS JUST! THEY CANOT EXCAPE IT! They can run, but they can NOT Hide!

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