Craven’s “Peter and John” Re­ceives New Eng­land Emmy Nom­i­na­tion

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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 (jcraven@marl­ or go to King­

The New Eng­land Emmy Awards cer­e­mony will be held at Bos­ton’s Co­p­ley Place Ho­tel on Satur­day, June 4th.

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