Private Project

Connections, A Mural in Yonkers

This documentary covers the creation of a large-scale outdoor mural by young artists. From blank concrete wall to colorful, visual story. This mural is located in Yonkers, New York and is the first installment of the Ridge Hill Arts Program.

  • Teresa Bonner
  • Teresa Bonner
  • Kindo Harper
    Key Cast
  • Sean Snapp
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Art, Painting, Murals
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Teresa Bonner

Teresa Bonner has mentored creative teams, created award-winning book designs, tutored low-literacy adults, advised nonprofit directors, and developed marketing strategies for a variety of clients.

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Lithuania she assisted organizations and individuals as they made the transition from a controlled to a free-market system. Based on this experience, she wrote a course focused on portfolio development, client relationships and self-promotion for designers and artists and taught at the Vilnius Art Academy, and then at the Prague Art Academy.

In 2014, she provided marketing advice to Westchester’s Ridge Hill, and then helped launch an arts initiative, the Ridge Hill Arts Program. Connections (a mural by Kindo Harper) is the first installment in the arts program. Teresa decided to create a video, documenting the process of turning a blank wall into a visual story, and provide a video for two talented and adventurous young artists. It was also a great opportunity to learn filmmaking hands-on.

The video, Connections: A Mural, is her first documentary.

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Director Statement

Often creative projects are put to the side, not prioritized, or not supported. A video of the creative process is a contribution to keeping the arts on the radar, or even at the forefront. Let’s transform more blank walls into beautiful, visual stories.