BBC America is about to premiere “CripTales,” a set of brief movies from creatives with disabilities, on Oct. 1 at 10 p.m., Selection has discovered solely.
For Nationwide Incapacity Employment Consciousness Month, the six-part sequence will likely be obtainable to stream throughout the digital platforms of BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance TV and AMC Plus.
“’CripTales’ brings to our screens an exquisite assortment of brief movies, curated by the extremely proficient Mat Fraser, shining a lightweight on tales that don’t typically make it to primetime,” mentioned Courtney Thomasma, government director of BBC America. “At instances hilarious and at others heart-breaking, these monologues exemplify each the variety of expertise amongst individuals dwelling with disabilities and the completely relatable dilemmas all of us face in life.”
Curated by Fraser, the 15-minute monologues comply with life-changing moments for individuals with disabilities. Based mostly on analysis on communities with disabilities in British historical past, the gathering includes a vary of characters from a pregnant girl in 1968 to an aspiring actor in the current day.
“I’m so proud and excited to current these great tales for mainstream TV audiences all over the world, thanks to BBC America and BBC Studios,” mentioned Fraser. “The genuine voices, taut path and shining performances mix to make a sequence of various and dramatic monologues which can be compelling, refreshing and, above all, entertaining.”
Together with Fraser, Jackie Hagan, Jack Thorne, Genevieve Barr, Tom Wentworth and Matilda Ibini wrote the monologues. The actors are Robert Softley Gale, Ruth Madeley, Liz Carr, Carly Houston, in addition to Hagan and Fraser. “CripTales” is directed by Ewan Marshall, Amit Sharma and Jenny Sealey.
BBC America can also be partnering with the American Affiliation of Folks with Disabilities, a nationwide group that advocates for the rights of 60 million Individuals with disabilities, to share assets for audiences to help its trigger in the course of the broadcast and on-line.
In October, AMC Networks can even share a Visibility Assortment of reveals together with “Push Ladies” and “This Shut,” obtainable to stream free on the web site and apps of BBC America, AMC, IFC and Sundance TV.