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by Indiewire
April 22, 2014 9:07 AM
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Project of the Day: 'Peter and John'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Peter and John"

Tweetable Logline: Peter’s life shatters when the fortunes of his malingering brother take a mysterious turn.

Elevator Pitch: Peter and John is written and directed by veteran filmmaker Jay Craven and stars Jacqueline Bisset and Christian Coulson.

In the wake of the Civil War and the collapse of the whaling industry, Nantucket is in ruins. The Roland family is tested when one son receives a mysterious inheritance. Meanwhile, a strange woman arrives on the island, bringing with her a secret that threatens to destroy Peter’s reputation.

An ambitious collaboration between Marlboro College and Kingdom County Productions, Peter and John provides film students the opportunity to work in important roles alongside experienced professionals.

Production Team:

Director: Jay Craven (Disappearances, Where the Rivers Flow North)
Producers: Michael Toscano
Editor: Josh Melrod (Cartoon College, Northern Borders)
Director of Photography: Brad Heck (Northern Borders)
Costume Designer: Sarah Beers (The Men Who Built America, Maria Full of Grace)

About the Production: One of the most exciting aspects of Peter and John is the unique way in which the film is being made. 25 film students spent a semester taking intensive classes to prepare to fill significant roles on set. As a student working on the film, I am able to learn from industry professionals and to assist them in making a real independent feature film. I’m also excited about working with Jay Craven. Jay is known for his place-based cinema and shooting in Nantucket lends to the film’s authenticity - providing the audience with a story outside the typical Hollywood narrative.

Current Status: Currently in Production

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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81 Comments

  • Jane Donnell | May 6, 2014 12:47 PMReply

    Peter and John! Another fabulous collaborative project.

  • Mark | May 4, 2014 8:21 PMReply

    Peter & John gets my vote

  • Anna | May 4, 2014 6:33 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John.

  • Debi | May 4, 2014 2:49 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John.

  • LLavender | May 3, 2014 11:02 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John, great collaboration.

  • Marc Berrebi | May 3, 2014 3:36 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Alexader Shulgin | May 3, 2014 12:11 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John. And will help later with distribution

  • Laney sifford | May 3, 2014 10:22 AMReply

    Awesome project with awesome people!

  • Agneta Hillerström | May 3, 2014 9:45 AMReply

    I am voting for Peter and John, I think it is excellent.

  • Alison | May 3, 2014 8:48 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Eric | May 3, 2014 8:03 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • christopher@globalbsn.com | May 3, 2014 7:19 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John.

  • christopher@globalbsn.com | May 3, 2014 7:17 AMReply

    well done

  • Martin V | May 3, 2014 6:00 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Bernard H | May 3, 2014 5:25 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Mathilde Lewis | May 3, 2014 3:41 AMReply

    Peter and & John for me!

  • Mancuso | May 3, 2014 3:30 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Francesco Vinopera | May 3, 2014 3:29 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • David Taji-Farouki | May 3, 2014 3:02 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John.....

  • Pierre Lingjaerde | May 3, 2014 2:58 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Anh Nguyen | May 3, 2014 2:40 AMReply

    I vote for Peter & John. Great potential to explore the concept of rebuilding life after a societal breakdown (Civil War). I like the idea of the mystery surrounding the inheritance (hidden transmission across generations).

  • Gabi Gleichmann | May 3, 2014 2:27 AMReply

    I vote for Peter & John

  • Mat | May 3, 2014 1:38 AMReply

    I vote 4 Peter & John

  • Shawnee Peirano | May 3, 2014 12:03 AMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Dag Syrrist | May 2, 2014 10:45 PMReply

    Peter & john!

  • Linus Lundberg | May 2, 2014 8:27 PMReply

    Peter and John gets my vote

  • Benjamin Avancena | May 2, 2014 8:21 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John!

  • Jane | May 2, 2014 7:34 PMReply

    Peter and John gets my vote.

  • Beth | May 2, 2014 7:11 PMReply

    Peter and John!

  • monica | May 2, 2014 6:31 PMReply

    peter and John!

  • Lianne | May 2, 2014 6:26 PMReply

    Voting for Peter and John. Anything directed by Jay Craven is an excellent film.

  • Dave | May 2, 2014 6:08 PMReply

    I vote Peter and John!

  • Molly | May 2, 2014 5:23 PMReply

    Peter and John!

  • Andreas Dannenberg | May 2, 2014 5:21 PMReply

    My vote for Peter and John !

  • Chrys Blackstone | May 2, 2014 5:17 PMReply

    Voting for Peter and John all the way!!

  • Alex | May 2, 2014 5:17 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John.

  • Robin | May 2, 2014 5:04 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John!

  • Alan | May 2, 2014 5:01 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • RAD | May 2, 2014 4:55 PMReply

    vote for Peter & John

  • Clint | May 2, 2014 4:47 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and john

  • Stephanie | May 2, 2014 4:39 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John!

  • charles | May 2, 2014 4:24 PMReply

    peter and john get my vote

  • Nic Hume | May 2, 2014 4:01 PMReply

    Peter and John gets my vote!

  • Fauryl | May 2, 2014 3:52 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • Jeremy Smith | May 2, 2014 3:45 PMReply

    Peter and John gets my vote. Looking forward to seeing the finished film which sounds excellent!

  • Tatyana | May 2, 2014 3:05 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John

  • grog growl | May 2, 2014 2:44 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John.

  • Jason | May 2, 2014 2:39 PMReply

    Peter and John is my vote!

  • Nicola | May 2, 2014 2:18 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John!

  • D R Williams | May 2, 2014 1:45 PMReply

    sounds great - would love to see it.

  • Linda Elbow | May 2, 2014 12:58 PMReply

    I vote for Peter and John!

  • Mary Mayes | May 2, 2014 12:45 PMReply

    Peter and John gets my vote!

  • Will Manning | May 2, 2014 12:40 PMReply

    Peter and John all the way! This film definitely gets my full support and vote.

  • Sam Cournyn | May 2, 2014 12:32 PMReply

    Peter and John gets my vote

  • Petal Cabral | May 2, 2014 12:25 PMReply

    Peter and John have my vote.

  • Mary Clark | May 2, 2014 11:36 AMReply

    My vote is for Peter and John!

  • Diana Senturia | May 2, 2014 10:13 AMReply

    Another outstanding film in the making by our Peacham VT folk hero, Jay Craven. Great seeing the collaboration between students and professionals...a terrific learning experience for all and a fine movie for those of us in the viewing audience. We fully support Peter and John.

  • Elaine French | May 2, 2014 9:53 AMReply

    Peter and John have my vote. I love Nantucket!!!!!!!!

  • Linda Elbow | May 2, 2014 6:38 AMReply

    I look forward to seeing Peter & John.

  • Barbara & Bruce Cole | May 1, 2014 7:32 PMReply

    We are lucky to be close to Marlboro College and see what success Jay Craven has had nurturing his students. Their new film, Peter and John has our vote! We are looking forward to seeing not only the film but view of the island having spent a number of summers there back in the fifties.

  • Mike | May 1, 2014 4:32 PMReply

    I would go for "Peter and John"

  • Barbara Beinecke Spitler | April 30, 2014 10:18 PMReply

    wish classes like this had been offered when I was in college!
    great story.....;good for the off season island community;and the students!
    have enjoyed reading about the whole adventure on facebook-but,have really enjoyed watching the process from different island locations the past two weeks.
    Good job Jay et all!!! looking forward to seeing the finished project!

  • Gerianne | April 30, 2014 3:42 PMReply

    A film process that creates new filmmakers and a stellar film at the same time. Homerun!

  • Eva Hunter | April 30, 2014 3:26 PMReply

    Peter and John...YES!

  • Joe | April 30, 2014 2:20 PMReply

    This has my vote.

  • Kyle | April 30, 2014 12:41 PMReply

    This is the one!

  • kristen stone | April 30, 2014 7:26 AMReply

    peter and john is the film I want to see!

  • Valerie | April 30, 2014 5:56 AMReply

    Awesome student project and students! Right time to develop the incredible minds so that they continue to make good quality films!

  • Judy McNutt | April 29, 2014 7:31 PMReply

    Sounds like a really good story, I would love to see it!

  • Maud Anderson | April 28, 2014 6:28 PMReply

    Sounds like a compelling story - and an exciting opportunity for dedicated students to work with seasoned professionals. Looking forward to seeing this film!

  • Dale Megill | April 28, 2014 6:04 PMReply

    I love that film students are so involved in the productions of this film. The story sounds great as well.

  • Joan Clark | April 28, 2014 5:25 PMReply

    Peter and John, I vote YES! I can't wait to see this film and I love the idea of students working with professionals, it's a great collaboration and one that's more likely to lead to employment for a lot of people. The shots of Nantucket are so beautiful, I love the story line and look forward to the finished product.

  • Cory Skipper | April 28, 2014 4:49 PMReply

    Peter and John yes!!!

  • julija mostykanova | April 28, 2014 4:03 PMReply

    gerat movie!

  • Eve | April 28, 2014 3:58 PMReply

    I'm really looking forward to seeing Peter and John.

  • Binth rustad | April 28, 2014 2:59 PMReply

    Great movie

  • Diana O'Loane | April 27, 2014 10:28 PMReply

    Peter & John have my vote!!

  • Cyndi Broyer | April 27, 2014 8:48 PMReply

    Looking forward to seeing this film at the Barnstormers in Tamworth, NH

  • Aminta | April 27, 2014 9:00 AMReply

    They're still filming it and I Want To See It Badly

  • Katie | April 26, 2014 1:47 PMReply

    This looks like such a great film! I'm so impressed with the educational element of this project!

  • Brett | May 6, 2014 2:45 PM

    I vote for Peter and John