Kingdom County Productions' mission is to strengthen community through the transformative power of film and the performing arts.
KCP's documentaries provide voice to hidden populations; its narrative films celebrate regional character and culture; and its performing arts presentations bring people together through indelible experiences of shared community.
Kingdom County Productions was established in May 1991 by Jay Craven and Bess O'Brien. Together, Craven and O'Brien set out to fulfill their dream of making films rooted in northern New England—and produced seven award-winning dramatic feature films, six documentaries, a radio variety show, a touring musical theater production, and an Emmy-winning television comedy series. KCP recently launched The Institute of Arts, Voices, Action (AVA) which will produce film and theater productions that grow out of issues that are affecting Vermont and Vermonters.
Judy Beaulac, Managing Director
Carol-Ann Jackson, Intern
Lynn Chlumecky, Intern
KCP Board of Directors as of November 2012
Laura Hale, President
Dennis O’Brien, Treasurer
Matt Daly, Secretary
Beth Esmond, Jay Fayette, John Freidin, Meghan Giroux, Roxane Leopold, Gary Margolis, Macrina Newhouse, and Linda Shiller.