Kingdom County Productions co-founder, Jay Craven, is an award-winning director, writer, and producer whose films include films include High Water (1989); Where the Rivers Flow North (1993); A Stranger in the Kingdom (1997); In Jest (1999); The Year that Trembled (2003); Disappearances (2006); Northern Borders (2012); Wetware (2018); and Martin Eden (2021). Craven founded and directed Catamount Arts (1975-91) in St. Johnsbury and directed its wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary film and performing arts program. In 1987 he co-founded (with Rob Mermin) Circus Smirkus, America’s only touring youth circus. He is currently preparing, LOST NATION, a new film set during the turbulent period of the American Revolution in Vermont. He also curates the Middlebury (VT) New Filmmakers Festival and the Woodstock (VT) Film Series, and produces the annual Nantucket Young Playwrights residency Program for teen writers.