Jocelyn the Muralist

An african american mother of two,Tells stories of her hardships after her husband was shot dead on the Street. Through Murals,This visual artist expresses her difficulties along with those who went before her in the community.

  • Toland Samba
    Director
  • Toland Samba
    Producer
  • Jocelyn.M Goode
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Toland Samba

I recently graduated from New York Film Academy as a Documentary Filmmaker, and also completed a Diploma in Photography in South Africa prior moving to New York.

Previously I was engaged in translation,Voice-Overs and on occasion facilitate Businesses between French and English drawing on my linguistic skills. I also worked as a fashion model for many years;Casting coordinator on few Jobs including TV commercials.

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Director Statement

Sometimes when you start a project,You can't predict the journey that awaits you.
I met Jocelyn uptown Manhattan,While scouting for my Final(Thesis film), She was working on a Mural with the youth,and I was struck by the Mural's visuals. I attended the Mural revealing the next day by conducting a long interview with her,Then I felt a very raw,and rare intimacy came out of the interview while,listening to her next Mural project,and personal stories.
That's was the beginning of this amazing verité short documentary.

It's a character driven film whereby the protagonist is striving to achieve her goal, along the way facing obstacles,and conflicts which were raising tension inter-weave with her unpleasant relationship with her mother,and the pressure of taking care of kids while pursuing her goal.
Eventually all resulted in some sort resolution at the end.

I filmed at their home,driving around to get a wall space permission,virtually everything she would allow me.
I am humbled,and honored the way she allowed me to enter her life,and to capture this story on Camera.