During this innovative hands-on film practicum, a team of college students and professionals will produce a feature film using professional actors, working under a Screen Actors Guild contract.
Our first Movies from Marlboro production, Northern Borders (filmed during winter/spring 2012) starred Academy Award nominated actors Bruce Dern and Geneviève Bujold, along with Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Moonrise Kingdom, The Omen) and 2010 Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (Sideways). Northern Borders has played 103 towns (and counting) and negotiations are taking place now for broader distribution.
Our second Movies from Marlboro film, Peter and John, based on the 19th seaside story by Guy de Maupassant, was filmed on location in Nantucket in March, April and May 2014. Peter and John stars 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Bullitt, Truffaut’s Day for Night, Chabrol’s Le Ceremonie), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter, Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys), Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) and Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Matewan, Glengarry Glen Ross).
Our third production, filmed on location in Vermont and Nantucket during the spring 2016 semester, was Wetware (see right).
The next semester-long program remains to be determined.Typically, students will convene at Marlboro College (in southeastern Vermont) mid-January, followed immediately by an expedition to the Sundance Film Festival. Back at Marlboro, seven weeks of study, training, and pre-production work on the Vermont campus will be followed by seven weeks of pre-production and production on location (TBA) that will fully immerse students in the culture and practice of an ambitious film shoot. Filming and coursework wraps by May.
Visit the courses page for more information about college credit and the filmmaking team page for more information about student roles on set.
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Questions? Contact film director and professor Jay Craven.