White: A season in the Life of John Borden Evans

John Borden Evans works year-round in his atelier in North Garden, Va. Where I approached him for the first time with the idea of a film. The initial concept was to expose his work from the perspective of four seasons and we started production last autumn. However, the following winter I knew that the film was going to be all about cold, snow, isolation and the life on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. “White” is about an artist, and a way of life; is about a farm in a place in Virginia; is about food and God, is about love, water, trees, and the relentless relationship between time and oneself. Moreover, “White” is a film about an artist named John Borden Evans.

Quote: "I loved "White: A Season in the Life of John Borden Evans". It made me want to sit and watch John paint. It was a joy to be a fly on the wall for this documentary. The hymns and the singing were up lifting; the whole fill was pure and honest and John came across thoughtful and devoted. Eduardo’s film on John is a beautiful little window onto the artist’s world.

— Dave Matthews, Charlottesville, VA

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  • John Borden Evans
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  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
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    United States
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  • Richmond International Film Festival
    United States
    March 12, 2015
    Best Documentary
  • 4th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra
    September 1, 2017
    Best Documentary Category: International and European Documentaries
  • Buenos Aires Retrospective
    Buenos Aires
    August 16, 2019
    South American Premier
    Montes-Bradley Retrospective
Distribution Information
  • Kanopy Streeming
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Alexander Street Press
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eduardo Montes-Bradley

Eduardo Montes-Bradley (born July 9, 1960) is an award winning documentarian, photographer, and author. He’s documentary films have been programmed in the Official Selection at film festivals in the United States and abroad. Montes-Bradley is a board member with the African American Heritage Center, and member of the International Advisory Committee with the UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education. He resides in Charlottesville, Va where he produces photographic work, and documentary films with the Heritage Film Project.

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