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Project of the Day: ‘Peter and John’

Project of the Day: 'Peter and John'

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“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

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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