WORCESTER- Owner and Director of Solidarty Media, Cyrille Vincent, is calling it a wrap after three months of filming the pilot episode for his newest project Bold as Fuck, a web documentary series created to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of today’s unsung heroes across the United States.
But what does it mean to be an unsung hero in this modern world? While the title may capture a somber tone, the hero-like personalities you will meet in the new series come from delightfully versatile backgrounds as musicians and entrepreneurs to community leaders.
Vincent, 30, of Worcester, recently sat down with ThisWeekinWorcester.com to talk about the creation of his show and how the touching story of each unsung hero could inspire audiences from all walks of life. A resident of Worcester, Vincent thought to originate the narrative close to home, basing season one entirely around New England.
According to Vincent, “The first season will focus on New England’s African, Indigenous, and people of color who are striving to make changes in their industry and community. Every episode will serve as a platform for each unsung to tell their own story the way they know and live it.”
Appearing in the series first episode is Fanta Sessay, 26, of Worcester. Sessay is a talented Neo-Soul artist and vocalist. Her effortless transition between vocal ranges while singing is what gives her a distinguished delivery. While she may be a natural in the recording studio, Sessay says she was reluctant at first about being on camera.
“I thought it was going to be weird at first, but filming with Cyrille has been a big learning experience. It’s been good. He’s made it very easy to get used to having the camera around me. I’ve been really learning a lot from him too and it’s really easy to work with him. He’s a great mentor, actually,” Sessay said.
While filming, Fanta dives into detail about her life altering move from Conakry, Guinea to Worcester in 2004. But her story doesn’t nearly end there. When you watch the full episode, you’ll get a glimpse into her many life obstacles between growing up as a foster child, to now being a single mother.
The program covers a range of subjects like escaping street life, overcoming systematic racism, adjusting to American culture as an immigrant, and other sociocultural experiences over 30 to 45 minute long episodes. The first episode will be available to watch in January 2021.