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COVER FEATURE

CRISPIN BROOKS | 35 Filmmaker, Music Producer & Realtor

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or the child of an Anglican priest and a school teacher, travel was a big part of life. “It afforded me the chance to see different things from a young age,” Crispin Brooks says. “Education was paramount—not only academically, but also exposure.” Many of his family trips involved historical sites, museums and libraries. “I majored in journalism because I was going to be the first Caribbean writer on Saturday Night Live,” he laughs. During summers off, the Howard University grad interned at the Anguillian newspaper, as well as launching media ventures on the web, radio and television. He eventually returned home to launch media, marketing, and branding firm Rosell Media and, later, music production company Blu Symphony. Blu Symphony had some successes, including local R&B artiste Nyne [Raoul Vanterpool]. “We were able to travel to perform overseas,” he says. He was also part of the management team of soca band Infusion. Crispin now splits his time between New York, where his wife resides, and Anguilla. He recently launched Island Spaces, a boutique realty firm specializing in transactions between Anguillians. ANY PASSIONS?

I have a deep interest in working with younger children and teens, with a focus on entrepreneurship. I'm big on wealth-building. You can't control anything if you're not in control of your financial destiny. I believe in working hard to build wealth, but I also recognize the responsibility to spread that wealth—not just monetarily, but knowledge too. Spirituality was big in our house growing up, and it's stuck with me. I think we need balance, and that includes the spiritual side of things. WHAT DO YOUNG PEOPLE NEED?

Stimulation and exposure. I'd like to see more school trips. Take them to museums and monuments. I was fortunate that my parents afforded me that kind of exposure when I was growing up. It widens your perspective tremendously. HOPE FOR ANGUILLA?

I want to see us do well. Let your weaknesses and my strengths collide, and vice versa, and we can get it done. When you have personal and collective wealth and knowledge, the sky's the limit.

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