Craven’s “Peter and John” Receives New England Emmy Nomination
Filmmaker Jay Craven’s recent release, “Peter and John” has been named as a nominee for the 2016 New England Emmy Award for Best Arts/ Entertainment Program. Other nominees in the category include two programs from ABC-TV/WCVB’s “Chronicle” program (“Boston’s Theater District” and “Look Up”), WGBH’s “Front Row Boston” special, “Punch Brothers Live at House of Blues,” and Connecticut Public Television’s narrative production, “The Cobblestone Corridor.”
“Peter and John” is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship strains when the younger one receives word of a strange inheritance. Then both brothers become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. The film is based on the 19th century novel by Guy de Maupassant—and it stars 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Truffaut’s “Day for Night”), Christian Coulson (“The Hours,” “Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets”), Diane Guerrero (“Orange is the New Black,” “Jane the Virgin”), Shane Patrick Kearns, and Gordon Clapp (“Flags of Our Fathers,” “NYPD Blue”).
“Peter and John” was produced through the Movies from Marlboro partnership between Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College, where 26 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from a dozen colleges. Ellen McCulloch-Lovell and Virgina Joffe served as the film’s producers. Leading regional sponsors include Cabot Creamery, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, The Essex, The Amy E. Tarrant Foundation, and Bill Stetson.
“Peter and John” will tour all summer and fall throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and New England. For more information or to arrange a local screening, contact Jay Craven (email@example.com) or go to KingdomCounty.org.
The New England Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at Boston’s Copley Place Hotel on Saturday, June 4th.