What Killed Kevin

An Interactive Experience: WhatKilledKevin.com
2014 Honorary Webby Award
"Best Web/Transmedia"  2013 UFVA Story First
Educational Version distributed by Filmakers Library/ Alexander Street Films


"Illustrates how complicated human relationships can appear when examined in depth."

‒The Washington Post

"What Killed Kevin? is an excellent starting point for exploring . . . complexities of credit and blame and taking the conversation about workplace bullying one step further."
‒The Huffington Post

“What Killed Kevin? is a documentary that must be watched by anyone who wishes to understand why society’s intensive anti-bullying efforts have been failing.”
‒Psychology Today

"Even if this thought-provoking film offers more questions than answers, it serves as a viable starting point for intense dialogue about workplace bullying."

"This is an intriguing case study without easy answers that is sure to spur discussion. Recommended."
-Video Librarian

One summer morning, Kevin Morrissey, managing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, walked to an abandoned coal tower, then dialed 911 to report a shooting before turning his gun on himself. After hearing evidence of discord between Kevin and his boss, Kevin’s sister Maria contacted the Workplace Bullying Institute and agreed to use Kevin’s case to pursue protective legislation. Even before Kevin’s death, filmmaker Beverly Peterson had been exploring workplace bullying, a condition which afflicts millions of Americans and can lead to severe anxiety, depression, and debilitating physical harm. After hearing of Kevin, Peterson traveled to Virginia to follow the story and developed a film that examines Kevin's case. What Killed Kevin? is a documentary that ultimately questions the nature of bullying itself.