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"Peter and John," is a feature film collaboration by 20 professionals and 30 students starring Jacqueline Bisset and Christian Coulson.
382 backers pledged $62,440 to help bring this project to life.

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June Update for Peter and John (and Northern Borders)


Dear friends,

Thanks again for your Kickstarter donation for our film, Peter and John.  With your help we completed production, added four needed days to shooting, and managed to bring a 70 foot schooner from Cape Cod for the film's final scenes.  All of this was made possible through your support.

I am now working every day with Josh Melrod to edit the film.  I enjoy this work, shaping and reviewing and hammering out the details of each scene--where a subtle glance or well-timed reply can add a significant beat to character and story.  Producer Virginia Joffe and I are also in the first stage of proposing a music residency where my longtime composers, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus of the Horse Flies, will come to Nantucket to collaborate with island musicians for ideas and performance.  I'll let you know how that develops.

My 2012 film, Northern Borders, was made the same way we produced Peter and John--through a collaboration between students and professionals, organized through Marlboro College.  The film stars Bruce Dern, Genevieve Bujold, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and it will screen during the coming week in New York City and Portland, Maine.  The NYC screening is Thursday, June 12th at the Roger Smith Hotel at 47th and Lexington--through the Cinemonde Soiree, where people enjoy cocktails, wine, hors d' oeuvres, and desserts starting at 6:30pm--followed by the screening and Q & A at 8pm.  Tickets are $45 -- but include all of the above.  If you're interested, you can go to to reserve tickets.  The Maine screenings will be at The Portland Museum of Art -- 6:30pm Friday, June 13th and at 2pm Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th.  Tickets are $8.  You can see our Northern Borders trailer at Vimeo.  Go to: 

password: northern borders

We're also touring Northern Borders to dozens of towns this summer---so let us know if you'd like us to come to your town.  If we can make it work, especially in New England and New York State, we will.  But even dates beyond the region are fine--we'll start to travel outside New England this fall.  

There are two new articles that came out about our Nantucket film shoot -- in the current issues of N Magazine ( and Nantucket Today ( -- with a paywall to read the whole story).

I'll keep you up to date about our progress--thanks again for your support and --- let me know if you have any questions ( or want to arrange a screening for Northern Borders or, starting next summer, Peter and John.

Warm regards,


Getting Your Reward To You


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Vote for Project of the Month


Vote for us on Indiewire

Peter and John is up for Project of the Month on Indiewire!  It's a huge deal that would get us a consultation with Tribeca Films.  That would mean a huge step forward in terms of getting the film YOU helped fund in front of more people.  You can do us one last favor and vote by clicking on this link:


After you vote, you'll be prompted to enter your email address and then you'll get an email asking you to confirm your vote.  You must click on the link they send you or your vote won't count.  If you don't get the email, check your spam folder as it might end up there. 

If all our backers vote, we'll win the contest handily.  Please and thank you!

The End is Nigh!


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Jacqueline's 'The Sleepy Time Gal' tonight at the Dreamland!

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For those of you that can make it, we invite you to get out of the rain and join us tonight at Nantucket's Dreamland Theater to see Jacqueline Bisset's 'The Sleepy Time Gal' and enjoy a Q&A with Jacqueline!

That's 5pm tonight (4/30) at the Dreamland!

And while we have your attention, please take a moment and vote for Peter and John to be Indiewire's Project of the Month.  It's just like the Project of the Week voting (with higher stakes!).  Please go to:

Vote Peter and John, confirm via email, and you're done!

Thanks, everyone!  We hope to see you tonight!