Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer

Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer

Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer (b. 1985) is the founder of Lanterna, a film and video production company dedicated to stories of rurality, agrarian life and folk cultures.  Using genealogy, archival materials and oral histories as creative conduit, Kreitzer's documentary and narrative films explore the fragility and preservation of memory, lineage and tradition.  His work has been exhibited at film festivals, galleries and museums worldwide including The National Gallery of Art, The Museum of the Moving Image, Biografilm, Raindance, Oldenburg, Camden, Ashland, IFFBoston, Woodstock, Atlanta and Denver Film Festivals, among others, and have received Oscar-qualifying and regional Emmy® awards.  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.

He is currently producing CAREGIVERS, a documentary-narrative hybrid film about eldercare in the hills of rural Vermont.  Told over the course of four seasons and featuring live accompaniment by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the film is a lyrical meditation on acts of compassion, guilt, and the quest for closure.  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)


Black Canaries - Press Stills
Black Canaries - Production Packet
Black Canaries - Storybook (Concept Art)
Black Canaries - Visual Key
The Murder Ballad of James Jones - Press Stills
The Murder Ballad of James Jones - Poster
Lomax - Stills
Lomax - Poster