The Home Of My Choice

The Home of My Choice takes its name from one of the only known non-sermon quotes to come to us from Alexander Twilight, the first person of color to graduate from college in the United States.

Using facts and historical quotes, The Home of My Choice raises questions about how white people have historically used the stories of people of color to their own ends. Whether the figure of Alexander Twilight is seen as a white man or a Black one has historically been a function of who is telling his story, and when.

The film follows artists EveNSteve as they explore this history, creating nine photographic panels depicting the picturesque village of Brownington, Vermont, including the Old Stone House, an imposing granite structure built as a dormitory for his students by Twilight which still stands today. Hand-inscribed over and around the imagery are the quotes, dates, notable facts and events from Twilight's lifetime and after it, inviting us to consider various interpretations of his life and legacy.

  • Stephen Schaub
    Director
    A Wonderful Plague, Rokeby, Each One A Soul
  • Eve Schaub
    Writer
    A Wonderful Plague, Rokeby, Each One A Soul
  • EveNSteve Artists
    Producer
    A Wonderful Plague, Rokeby, Each One A Soul
  • Franz Liszt
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    History, Documentary, contemporary art, Art Film
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 23, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Digital 8mm, Film BW
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Queens Underground International Black History Month Film Festival
    Jamaica
    United States
    April 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla
    United States
    May 4, 2021
    WINNER History / Biographical
Director Biography - Stephen Schaub

Stephen Schaub is an artist and a Marine Corps Veteran who served in Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm and a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal. After receiving his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he founded FigitalRevolution.com, a groundbreaking website that between 2005 and 2020 has advocated for the use of film as well as the merging of digital and traditional photographic techniques. He has curated shows focusing on contemporary photographic practice, published two collections of his work (Through A Glass Darkly, 1999, and A Sense of Place, 2004) and is well respected in the industry as a leader in the field of hybrid photographic film technologies and innovative printing techniques. His work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe as well as throughout the United States. Schaub's artworks have been described as "art dreaming about itself." In 2019 he teamed up with his wife, noted author Eve O. Schaub to create artworks under the name EveNSteve.

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