Matthew Kong as “Sean Cameron”
I was recently contacted by a Trinidadian I’d never met—a young woman named Sydney. It turns out that she is the younger sister of the boy who played Sean Cameron (Joe Cameron’s son), in the 1996 Men of Gray II movie (aka Flight of the Ibis). Sydney and her mother Cheryl were trying to find a copy of the 1996 movie on DVD, which is apparently very hard to find in Trinidad.
Matthew then and Matthew today
The actor who played young Sean, Matthew Kong, is now fully grown and still living in Trinidad. Here is Matthew as Sean in 1994 when we shot the movie:
And here is Matthew today in a recent snapshot:
I’m not certain what Matthew is doing now, but hopefully he or one of his family members will respond to this and fill us in.
The difficulty in fulfilling the family’s request
With Men of Gray II being released so long ago, and into the low budget market, the movie was not originally distributed as a DVD at all. It was theatrically released in several countries (not the U.S.) and available in TV markets and VHS worldwide. But not DVD.
Since I was not aware of a place in Trinidad where his family could buy the movie, I pieced together a collection of video snippets from the movie that featured Matthew. It’s not as handsome a gift as a DVD (which I don’t have either!), but this online 8-minute montage was well-received by the family.
You can see the Matthew-as-Sean clips here on YouTube.