Kingdom County Productions was established in May 1991 by Vermont impresario/ filmmaker Jay Craven and theater and film producer Bess O’Brien. Together, Craven and O’Brien set out to fulfill their dream of making films rooted in northern New England—and produced eight award-winning dramatic feature films, seven 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. Also new, Jay’s biennial filmmaking program, Movies from Marlboro, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 30 students from multiple colleges during a film intensive semester at Marlboro College – that includes the production of a feature-length film for international release.