Albert Maysles is an icon. His prolific career has spanned decades and his more than thirty documentaries have inspired generations of fans and filmmakers alike. From his ground-breaking documentaries like Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Christo in Paris, and Grey Gardens, up to his most current film The Love We Make with Paul McCartney as he shows his love of NY with a post 9/11 visit and concert, Albert's respect as a director skilled at capturing the authentic is unparalleled. Albert's films have captured stories from people in every walk of life--from the man and woman on the street to the most prestigious corporate heads and international figures in music, the arts, politics and life. Albert also brings his deep experience with documentaries to the commercial world and has directed projects for Dupont, Shell Oil, Merrill Lynch, and others. At Nonfiction Unlimited, Albert is surrounded by one of the best commercial production teams in the country and one with its own deep experience of bringing a contemporary documentary style to the commercial world.
Awards / Festivals / Honors:
Guggenheim Fellow, National Society of Film Critics, Academy Award Nomination: Best Documentary Short, American Film and Video Festival Award, Honors at Edinburgh, Cannes, and the New York Film Festivals, Multiple Emmys and Nominations, Multiple New York Film Festivals Premieres, Multiple Sundance Film Festival Best Cinematography Awards, Multiple Sundance Film Festival Premieres, Amsterdam Film Festival Award, Chicago International Film Festival Hugo Award, Montreal Film Festival Award, International Documentary Association Award, San Francisco Film Festival Jury Award, American Film and Video Festival Red Ribbon Award, Bombay International Film Festival Award, Multiple Houston International Film Festival Awards, DGA Award Nomination, Multiple Cable ACE Awards, Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award, Vancouver International, National Education Association Award, Montreal Festival International du Film sur L’art Prize, Charleston International Film Festival Jury Award, honored by Library of Congress for Historical, Cultural, and Aesthetic Significance, International Documentary Association Career Achievement Award, Multiple Montreal Festival of Films on Art Awards, American Society of Cinematographers President's Award, Boston Film/Video Foundation Vision Award, The Flaherty Award, Hot Docs Lifetime Achievement Award, Honored by Eastman Kodak as one of the 100 World’s Finest Cinematographers, Portland Festival of World Cinema Lifetime Achievement Award, DuPont Columbia Gold Baton Award, Chicago International Documentary Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, and other international festivals.