Today we lost one of the legends of documentary film, Albert Maysles. His work over the past six decades has influenced nearly every filmmaker who has followed and we were both fortunate to not only have him as a mentor, but also a close friend. We'll miss him deeply.
For the past two years we've been collaborating with him on a project he had been developing since the 1960's - a film capturing the magic of train travel. Albert was always fascinated by trains and began shooting on them early in his career. There were trips along the Trans-Siberian Railway, musicians riding through Kenya, an epic adventure down the East Coast with the Beatles, along with countless other trips crisscrossing America. He always said he wanted to capture the moments when strangers become friends.
We're excited to announce that we're near completion of our film, In Transit which is born out of this original vision. It will have its world premiere this April at the Tribeca Film Festival. We plan to celebrate not only the release of the film, but Albert's life and his rich legacy. He was so proud of this film and we're honored to have been a part of it.