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Kingdom County Productions co-founder Jay Craven is an award-winning director, writer, and producer whose narrative films include High Water (1989); Where the Rivers Flow North (1993); A Stranger in the Kingdom (1997); In Jest (1999); The Year That Trembled (2003), and Disappearances (2006). Craven also directed, produced, and co-wrote the 2005 Emmy Award-winning public television comedy series, Windy Acres—and the Queen City Radio Hour, a 2009 comedy and music variety show performed before a live audience and broadcast over Vermont Public Radio. His documentaries include After the Fog: Interviews with Combat Veterans (2006), Dawn of the People (1984) and Gayleen (1985).                   

Awards and recognitions include two New England Emmys (for Windy Acres); 1995 Producers’ Guild of America NOVA award for Most Promising New Motion Picture Producer of the Year (for Rivers); 1998 Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; a MacDowell Colony Fellowship; one of Knight Ridder’s “Ten Best Films of 1995” (for Rivers); two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Regional Film fellowships (for Gayleen and High Water); and two NEA Film Production Grants (for Rivers and Disappearances).

Craven founded and directed Catamount Arts (1975-91) in St. Johnsbury and directed its wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary film and performing arts producing, presenting, and educational program. He writes regular arts commentaries for the Caledonian Record (St. Johnsbury), Burlington Free Press, and Vermont Public Radio. He is also a tenured professor of Film Studies at Marlboro College.

FILMS & PROJECTS
Northern Borders (in development)
Where the Rivers Flow North
A Stranger in the Kingdom
Disappearances
The Year that Trembled
Windy Acres
After the Fog
Dawn of the People
High Water
Gayleen
Queen City Radio Hour
Kingdom County Presents

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To contact Jay Craven: jcraven@marlboro.edu
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