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“BOURN KIND” is a film, social activism project and street art campaign, and built-in activation of artist Bourn Rich. Watch the official trailer here.


“BOURN KIND” is a film, social activism project and street art campaign, and built-in activation that explores the theme of connection and kindness, through the power of art and the work of artist Bourn Rich.  In the film and real-life companion mural campaign Bourn, a Black and Jewish street artist decides to confront the fear and isolation of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement through his art. He realizes that we are no longer seeing one another, so he creates an interactive street art mural project to celebrates kindness and connection within his community. 

“BOURN KIND” Official Trailer

Screening Schedule

06/11/2022, 5:45 PM at VEC-02 – 1st Screening

06/13/2022, 12:00 PM at VEC-07 – Press/Industry Screening 1

06/17/2022, 6:00 PM at CIN-06 – 2nd Screening

  • Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Avenue)
  • Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street)

About Bourn Rich:

Bourn Rich was born in Inner City Chicago to a young couple in their early twenties. During his early development around 3 years old, Bourn Rich experienced a tragic break up of his parents. His mother packed up leaving Chicago and my father for a better life in LA. From that moment on he had to be the little man of the house. His childhood memories include sports leagues, basketball baseball football, and also the LA graffiti hip hop and skateboarding scene. As a result, his work regularly includes subtle images and symbols reflective of this formative early period of his childhood. Later in life, he witnessed he’s mothers’ health decline which made him quit college to be closer to her take care of her. “Art has definitely saved my life and my mother’s life.” His art is deeply infused by these experiences rooted in his diverse interests, unusual life experiences, and deeply founded ideals, Rich’s art translates his unique perspective into visual imagery that is vibrantly bright and touching. Bourn Rich has also devoted his time traveling the world teaching kids and at-risk youth how to become artists helping them to reimagine a better life.  He is currently residing in Los Angeles where he actively paints murals canvas and does street art.

About Rachel Myers:

Rachel Myers is an award-winning filmmaker, Time-Warner-150 Artist and Tribeca alumni. Her film Wendy’s Shabbat qualified for Academy Awards and was broadcast on PBS. She is a winner of Ovation, NAACP, Broadway World and Streamy Awards, and inaugural recipient of the Shondaland-Women’s-Directing-Mentorship, Sundance Co-lab, and a nominee for the Lynn Shelton Grant.  

Rachel has been creating work in front and behind the camera for over 20 years in the entertainment industry as a director, designer and actor. She has collaborated in the creation of over 150 film, theatre and television productions. Rachel received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and studied Theatre and Art at Pomona and Scripps Colleges and RADA the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.


About Connie Jo Sechrist:

Connie Jo, is an American Actress and Emmy® Nominated Producer with considerable experience in Theatre, Television and Film. Connie Jo is best known for her complex roles in drama, action and sci-fi genre films. She has appeared in award winning independent films such as Bandito (2011), God Hates Zombies (2012), Anonymous (2014), The Astronaut (2015), Real Artists (2017) and television shows such as Everyone is Doing Great (2018), Wives with Knives (2017) and General Hospital (2013). She is a Co-Founded of the Coven Film Festival, devoted to films by emerging women and non-binary filmmakers. In addition to her talents, Connie Jo continues to establish herself in many collaborative independent film groups around the world as a leader and mentor to other aspiring filmmakers.

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