camera-stylo but with a paintbrush 🎨
Xenia Matthews is an innovative film and visual artist interested in gallery film work and spatially oriented immersive film media. Matthews has ambitions of owning a gallery where the traditional black box theatre space can be rethought, making room for sculptors, painters, and performance artists to affect the live film experience.
With a background in illustration and fine arts, she's morphed the camera-stylo mode into camera-pinceau (paintbrush) to create colorful film art that toes the lines of experimental, documentary, and narrative.
Matthews creates films as a way to understand her own personal experiences and that of those around her. Black queer womanhood, and all that it encompasses - the joys, the struggles, the laughter, the pain, the misunderstood - is a common topic of her work.
Using film and other art forms to educate, entertain, comfort, aid, and generate discussion in communities of color is her ultimate goal.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    OURIKA!2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Director (2 Credits)
    OURIKA!2022
    Experimental, Short
    A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand2021
    Experimental, Short, Student
Official Selection
OURIKA!
Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
2023
Official Selection
OURIKA!
Blackstar Film Festival
Philadelphia PA
2022
Best College Short
A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand
Denton Black Film Festival
Denton, Texas
2022
Nominated for Best Student Documentary
A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand
National Film Festival for Talented Youth
Seattle, Washington
2022
Nominated for Borders No Borders Competition
A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand
Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Houston, Texas
2021
Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Departures Short
A Few Things I'm Beginning to Understand
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Memphis, Tennessee
2021
College
University of the Arts
Film + Video
20182021
Birth Date
June 14, 1998
Nickname
Xee
Birth City
Alexandria, VA
Current City
Richardson, TX
Hometown
Melbourne Beach, FL
Height
5'4
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Black
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
camera-stylo but with a paintbrush 🎨
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