The Island of St. Matthews

Year2013 Duration70 min. DirectorKevin J. Everson WriterKevin Jerome Everson PhotographyKevin Jerome Everson EditorKevin Jerome Everson

Producer: Madeleine Molyneaux
Camera: Kevin Jerome Everson, Lindsey Arturo, Taka Suzuki
Sound: Rachel Lane, Elizabeth Webb
Music: Bonnie Gordon
Costume Design: Shirley Williams
Production company: Picture Palace Pictures,Trilobite-Arts-DACFestivals

  • 2013 IFFR

Spanish premiere

The Island of Saint Matthews is a 16mm feature film about the loss of family history in the form of heirlooms and photographs. Years ago filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson asked his aunt about old family photographs. Her reply—that “we lost them in the flood” was the catalyst for this film, a poem and paean to the citizens of Westport, a community just west of Columbus, Mississippi, here seen and heard reminiscing about the 1973 flood of the Tombigbee River.

Kevin J. Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson (Mansfield, Ohio, 1965)

Kevin Jerome EversonHe has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He was awarded the prestigious 2012 Alpert Award for excellence in film/video. In 2011, a solo exhibition of 17 short form works, More Than That:Films of Kevin Jerome Everson, was featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art.The feature film Quality Control (2011) was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. His work was the subject of a career retrospective at Visions du Reel in Nyon, Switzerland in April 2012.


  • The Island of St. Matthews (2013)
  • Quality Control (2011)
  • Erie (2010)
  • The Golden Age of Fish (2008)
  • Cinnamon (2006)
  • Spicebush (2005)

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