Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer

Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer

Jesse Lockwood Kreitzer (b. 1985) is a filmmaker from Marlboro, Vermont whose interests include rural storytelling, agrarian life, and folk cultures.  Using genealogy and archival material as creative conduit, Kreitzer’s films explore the fragility and preservation of memory, family lineage and tradition.  His work has been exhibited at festivals, galleries and museums worldwide including: The National Gallery of Art, The Museum of the Moving Image, Biografilm, Raindance, Oldenburg, Camden, and Ashland, among others, and have received Oscar®-qualifying and regional Emmy® awards.  Kreitzer earned his MFA, summa cum laude, in Cinema and Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa, and a BA, magna cum laude, in Visual & Media Arts from Emerson College, where he received the Graduate Award for Achievement in Photography.  He is a 2017 Kodak Motion Picture Grantee, the recipient of the Vermont International Film Foundation's 2016 James Goldstone Award for Emerging Vermont Filmmaker, and a 2018 LEF Foundation/Flaherty Seminar Fellow.

Kreitzer is currently producing CAREGIVERS, a documentary hybrid 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, companionship, and the quest for closure. 

CV (Updated May 2018)


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
CV - PDF (Updated Sept 2017)


Backpacker Guide to Creativity in VT, The Vision of Black Canaries
Jackson Free Press, Haunted by Black Canaries
Take Magazine, Jesse Kreitzer: Truth in Filmmaking I PDF
Seven Days, Vermont Filmmaker to Create Film on Elder Care I PDF
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