Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer (b. 1985) is a filmmaker from Marlboro, Vermont whose interests include rural storytelling, ancestry, and folk cultures. Using genealogy and archival materials as creative conduit, Kreitzer's documentary and narrative films explore the fragility and preservation of memory, lineage and tradition. His Oscar®-qualifying and regional Emmy® award-winning films have screened at film festivals, galleries and museums worldwide including The National Gallery of Art, The Museum of the Moving Image, Biografilm, Raindance, Oldenburg International, Camden International, Ashland Independent, IFFBoston, Woodstock, Atlanta and Denver Film Festivals, among others. Kreitzer received his MFA, summa cum laude, in Cinema and Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa, and his BA, magna cum laude, in Visual & Media Arts from Emerson College. Kreitzer was the recipient of the Vermont International Film Foundation's James Goldstone Award for Emerging Vermont Filmmaker in 2016.
Kreitzer is currently producing CAREGIVERS, a documentary-narrative hybrid film about community-driven elder care in the mountains of rural Vermont. Told over the course of four seasons and featuring live accompaniment by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the film is a lyrical exploration of grief, guilt, and acts of compassion. A first-look will premiere at the 3rd Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and as part of the VSO’s statewide Made in Vermont Tour in fall 2017.
CV (Updated May 2017)
Seven Days, Vermont Filmmaker to Create Film on Elder Care
Little Village, UI Film Grad Wins Back-to-Back Grand Jury Prizes
Seven Days, Newbies and Stars at the Middlebury Film Fest
Boston Globe, Previewing the Woods Hole Film Festival at 25
Iowa Alumni Magazine, Letters to the Editor
Iowa Alumni Magazine, Feature: Black Canaries
Little Village, Mining Family History
Little Village, Kreitzer Unearths The Past
Atlanta Film Festival, Monthly Blog
Boston Globe, Are There Contenders in the Glovebox?
Boston Globe, Indie Spirit in Woods Hole
Iowa City Press Citizen, Inspired by Ancestors
Seven Days, Canaries in a Cinematic Coal Mine
Daily Iowan, Mining Cinema
The Commons, Driven to Tell Stories
The Artery WBUR Boston NPR®, Best of the IFFB
Iowa Alumni Magazine, The Future of Film
Iowa Now, Making a Scene Downtown
Brattleboro Reformer, Home is Where the Art Is
NewtonTAB, NewTV Producer Confronts Grief
Imagine Magazine, Make the Wake