Movies from Marlboro

Brad & LukeThe Movies from Marlboro program offers the unique opportunity for students from Marlboro or any other college to gain both college credit AND professional film credit during the biennial production of a feature film.  Organized as the equivalent to a semester abroad, Movies from Marlboro combines the best of engaged and intensive liberal arts education, professional preparation, and cultural immersion. The program is produced through a partnership between Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College. The next session will convene in January 2016.

Program Overview

During this innovative hands-on film practicum, a team of college students and professionals come together for a biennial spring semester that includes a trip to the Sundance Film Festival, literature and film studies classes, visiting artists, and intensive workshops in cinematography, production design, production management, post-production, screenwriting, and directing.  Professionals also mentor and collaborate with students for the pre-production and production of a feature film for international release.

In 2014, Movies from Marlboro and  produce a feature film based on Guy de Maupassant’s ground-breaking 1887 novel Pierre et Jean. The film intensive semester began at Marlboro College, then moved to the island of Nantucket for pre-production and production.  Peter and John will be released in June 2015, starring 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Bullitt, Day for Night, Le Ceremonie); Christian Coulson (The Hours, Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys), Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) and Emmy winner and Tony nominee, Gordon Clapp (Matewan, NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross).

In 2012, Movies from Marlboro produced Northern Bordersstarring Academy Award nominated actors Bruce Dern and Geneviève Bujold, along with Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (Moonrise Kingdom, Before Midnight) and 2010 Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (Sideways, J. Edgar). Northern Borders has played more than 100 venues and remains in active release in the U.S. and Canada.

Colleges that have participated by sending students to Movies from Marlboro include Wellesley, Mount Holyoke, Sarah Lawrence, Boston University, Boston College, Wheaton, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, George Washington, University of Vermont, Champlain College, Lyndon State College, Smith College, Antioch, and, of course, Marlboro College.  Industry sponsors have included Arriflex and Sound Lounge, NY.

Questions?  For more information about college credit and the Movies from Marlboro program contact Jay Craven ( or go to


The Movies from Marlboro program is open to any current college undergraduate with a serious interest in independent feature filmmaking. We are particularly seeking students majoring in film production, film studies, theater, production design, photography, studio arts, fashion design, marketing, and communications.

Recent college graduates and film professionals, click here for information about opportunities for participation.

“This has been without a doubt the most unique educational experience of my life. Once we started shooting, it was completely different from any normal college class. Instead of reading, writing, and talking, everyone was doing things. Instead of talking about films, we got to make one. I was surprised by the quality of the professionals, the quality of the equipment, and the seriousness and scale of the whole project.” – Zebuolon Goertzel ’14, Marlboro College