2012 Pilot | Mission and Vision
Movies from Marlboro was designed as an innovative hands-on film practicum that would embody John Dewey's ideas about a way of learning in which we "enlarge meaning through the shared experience of joint action." Unlike "film school," where students work on modest projects with other students, the Movies from Marlboro team partnered with professionals with the goal of making a powerful and enduring, feature length, independent film intended for national release. (Visit Kingdom County Productions for film tour details.) The program pioneered a new model for film education -- students earned college course AND professional film credit simultaneously -- and a new way of advancing sustainable independent cinema.
“Everyone who spoke on the set in Marlboro this month seems to think Craven’s approach can work. That includes [Actor Bruce] Dern, who was initially terrified at the prospect of working with so many inexperienced crew members. He now thinks Craven’s methods could be imitated by others. “It may be the next step for independent film,” Dern said.” - Burlington Free Press