Transient Pictures

Transient Pictures Transient Pictures is an Emmy award-winning production company producing innovative, socially-charged films.

Transient Pictures is a full-service production company in New York City with a mission of producing innovative, socially-charged films. We create original documentaries for television and offer a wide range of production services. The company is managed by partners Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest and works with a select network of documentary professionals. Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest began working together in 2005 on the award-winning documentary WALKING THE LINE, which screened in festivals around the world and broadcast nationally in six countries. Their latest feature documentary, GOOD FORTUNE, was acquired by the award-winning series POV and will receive a prime time national broadcast on PBS in 2010. They are currently producing The Legacy Project, a ten-part television series for the Dramatists Guild Fund profiling theater legends like Edward Albee, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim and House of Rath, a one-off documentary about an eccentric home designer caught in the mortgage crisis for Cactus Three. Levine and Van Soest have produced a wide range of original content for broadcasters and arts organizations such as the Sundance Channel, Working Films, United States Artists, and the George St. Playhouse. The pair also co-founded the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, a non-profit organization dedicated to help fostering a vibrant filmmaking community in Brooklyn, New York.

Do you want to share an office with a bunch of "cool" (aka "nerdy") independent filmmakers? We've got a spot that just o...
10/16/2018

Do you want to share an office with a bunch of "cool" (aka "nerdy") independent filmmakers? We've got a spot that just opened up. Interested? DM us or email: [email protected]

Our latest video for 23andMe was released on National Celiac Awareness Day! Check out the story of Charlie, a paleontolo...
09/14/2018
Raising Awareness Of Celiac Disease - 23andMe Blog

Our latest video for 23andMe was released on National Celiac Awareness Day! Check out the story of Charlie, a paleontologist in Austin, TX, as he unearths information about his own genetic health.

September 13th is National Celiac Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness of the more than three million Americans with celiac disease and to commemorate the birth of Dr. Samuel Gee, who first identified the link between the symptoms of celiac and diet. Despite his pioneering work more than a centur...

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05/09/2018
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We have a passion for telling highly authentic, emotionally gripping stories and a mission of producing innovative, socially charged films and videos.

05/03/2017
Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori

Learn from a legend! Stephen Schwartz talks with Jeanine Tesori about the craft of storytelling in the latest Legacy Project video by the Dramatists Guild Fund, and directed by yours truly!

Stephen Schwartz answers questions about storytelling through song with Jeanine Tesori in The Legacy Project: Volume III. Produced by the Dramatists Guild Fu...

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03/03/2017

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So thrilled that Transient directed For Ahkeem Film is having it's North American Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival....
03/02/2017
For Ahkeem Film

So thrilled that Transient directed For Ahkeem Film is having it's North American Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Can't wait to share it with you all! #Tribeca2017

So very excited to announce that For Ahkeem will have its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival! And the best part will be having Daje here to watch the film in front of a live audience for the first time!

See you there! #Tribeca2017

Congrats team! Landon Van Soest, Jeremy Levine, Jeff Truesdell, Nicholas Weissman, Iyabo Boyd, Bradley J. Rayford, Lily Henderson, Mohamed Elsafty, Austin Paley, John Moros, and many more!

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02/22/2017

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For Ahkeem Film
02/13/2017
For Ahkeem Film

For Ahkeem Film

Hot off the presses from The Hollywood Reporter:

"A quietly impactful documentary with the texture of a narrative feature."

02/11/2017
For Ahkeem Trailer

For Ahkeem Film Trailer is now live!

World Premiere is TOMORROW at the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival​!!

After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better…

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02/11/2017

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Our new film has been a long time in the making but it's starting to make some early waves. Thanks to Filmmaker Magazine...
01/17/2017
For Ahkeem Film

Our new film has been a long time in the making but it's starting to make some early waves. Thanks to Filmmaker Magazine for including For Ahkeem Film in their list of the most anticipated films of 2017. Another big update coming soon!

"For Ahkeem" named one of Filmmaker Magazines top films to see in 2017!

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE: January 16, 2017: Dan Schoenbrun highlights the film in his Sundance curtain raiser.

"Levine and Van Soest have a track record for stirring and cinematic character-based documentaries, and this sounds like it could be their most memorable film yet. Has received funding from many of our country’s top granting organizations."

04/11/2016

Hey everyone, it's been a while! We'll be screening Good Fortune tomorrow night at Deep Dish TV with a Q&A afterwards with producer/editor Jeremy. If you haven't seen the film or want a refresher, come on by!

Want to come work in our Williamsburg office? We share the space with a bunch of cool filmmakers and possibly you! $300 ...
01/13/2016

Want to come work in our Williamsburg office? We share the space with a bunch of cool filmmakers and possibly you! $300 for a shared desk and $600 for a large desk (up to 2 people). Let us know if you want to come by and see the space. And please pass this along to other cool filmmakers/writers/artists.

Please take a moment and sign this petition to help support independent documentaries. POV (where our last film Good For...
02/25/2015
Paula Kerger: KEEP PUBLIC TV PUBLIC

Please take a moment and sign this petition to help support independent documentaries. POV (where our last film Good Fortune aired) and Independent Lens are at risk of losing their premiere prime-time spots on PBS. This would be a huge blow to indie docs and the filmmakers who work so hard to make them. #pbsneedsindies #indiecaucus

WHAT TO DO: Keep the TV series showcasing the diverse voices that make up America — Independent Lens and POV — in their primetime spot on primary channels; promote them; and work with stations to carry them. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: Independent Lens and POV are in danger. And they are the two series tha…

We thought a blizzard was the perfect time to launch our online release of Temblor, a short film about an immigrant stru...
01/27/2015
TEMBLOR

We thought a blizzard was the perfect time to launch our online release of Temblor, a short film about an immigrant struggling to adapt to the barren New York winters. Watch, share, and enjoy! https://vimeo.com/117811336

Dreams that New York inspires are not always sweet, even less so for the young Spaniard who yearns for connections in the city of frozen streets and lost glances.…

We're thrilled to be among the Pare Lorentz grantees and have the support of the International Documentary Association f...
12/15/2014
Pare Lorentz Doc Fund

We're thrilled to be among the Pare Lorentz grantees and have the support of the International Documentary Association for our upcoming doc Last Resort!!

http://www.documentary.org/pare-lorentz-doc-fund

Congratulations to the 2014 Grantees Almost SunriseDirector: Michael CollinsProducer: Marty Syjuco Forty Panes Director: Laura Dunn Last ResortDirectors: Jeremy Levine and Landon Van SoestProducer: Nicholas WeissmanExecutive Producer: Jeff Truesdell

Dramatists Guild Foundation
12/10/2013

Dramatists Guild Foundation

An excerpt from The Legacy Project with Adam Guettel and Stephen Sondheim aired last night as part of "Six by Sondheim" from HBO Documentary Films. If you didn't catch last night's broadcast, you can find it on HBO GO or HBO On Demand.

Thanks to HBO and our filmmakers, Transient Pictures!

Our Stephen Sondheim footage from the Legacy Project was featured on Six by Sondheim on HBO. Oh, and The New Yorker refe...
12/10/2013
HBO: Documentaries | Six by Sondheim | Home

Our Stephen Sondheim footage from the Legacy Project was featured on Six by Sondheim on HBO. Oh, and The New Yorker references it in their review as one of the "affecting moments" of the piece. #Badass.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2013/12/09/131209crte_television_nussbaum?currentPage=2
Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc.

The official website for the HBO Documentary Film Six by Sondheim, featuring videos, images, interviews, resources and schedule information.

12/05/2013
(RED) 2013 Promo — Directors Cut

Check out the directors cut of our video for (RED), which raises money for AIDS medicine. The video was shown every two hours during last weekend's Dance Red Save Lives 2 livestream, which had over 400K hits. Holy Moly!

More info here: http://www.transientpictures.com/news#red-video-gets-over-400k-views

Directors cut of the 2013 promotional video for Dance (Red) Save Lives, raising money for AIDS medicine in Africa. The video was featured on a livestream concert…

Temblor is playing in competition at the Northside Festival at 9 pm this Thursday at Videology - Williamsburg. Come out ...
06/19/2013
shorts program 2 | Northside Festival

Temblor is playing in competition at the Northside Festival at 9 pm this Thursday at Videology - Williamsburg. Come out and vote for your favorite film (hint hint). Since Videology has limited seats, they recommend buying tickets in advance.

shorts program 2Northside DIY Film Competition Shorts Program 2Campers Directed by Emma Rozanski Starring Ella Findlay and Jacqueline Gray 15 mins/2012/UK/English Eccentricities illuminate shadows of grief. When her husband dies, a young girl’s mother withdraws, leaving her daughter to fend for hers...

Check out ABC tonight at 9pm for the premiere of Paul Trillo and Landon Van Soest's new show opening for 'What Would You...
05/31/2013
What Would You Do?

Check out ABC tonight at 9pm for the premiere of Paul Trillo and Landon Van Soest's new show opening for 'What Would You Do?'

ABC's hidden camera, ethical dilemma series What Would You Do? puts ordinary people on the spot. From bullying to abuse, racial attacks and public humiliation, John Quinones captures people's split-second decisions in real-life ethical scenarios.

Temblor, a narrative short produced by Transient and directed by Marina Fernandez Ferri, is screening tonight at PRAGDA'...
04/06/2013
Curated Programs | Spain For Export 1 | Pragda | Bringing Spanish Films to the World

Temblor, a narrative short produced by Transient and directed by Marina Fernandez Ferri, is screening tonight at PRAGDA's Spain for Export program, featuring some of the best Spanish films made in the U.S. And it's free!

7 pm at the King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South, New York, New York

Alexis MoranteLolo is an Andalusian 10-year-old kid who moves to New York City with all his family. We are in Read more...

04/03/2013
Beirut to Brooklyn: The Origins of Brooklyn Brewery

Its always nice to learn that an amazing brand has an equally amazing story behind its founding. Well the story of Brooklyn Brewery's Steve Hindy is one such tale. Check out or new video:

Most craft brewers had a life before beer. Steve Hindy covered wars and assassinations for The AP in the Middle East. Along the way, he met American diplomats in…

Transient Pictures’ Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine return to Brooklyn today with producer Nicholas Weissman, fresh...
04/02/2013
Transient Pictures

Transient Pictures’ Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine return to Brooklyn today with producer Nicholas Weissman, fresh off the first pre-production trip to St. Louis, MO for their new film School of Last Resort.

Transient Pictures is a full-service production company in New York City with a mission of producing innovative, socially-charged films.

We just got the news that Christopher Durang’s latest play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is moving to Broadway! ...
01/31/2013
'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' Moving to Broadway

We just got the news that Christopher Durang’s latest play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is moving to Broadway! Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the play during its run at McCarter Theater and Lincoln Center.

http://www.transientpictures.com/work/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike

Congrats to everyone involved and we can’t wait to see the next iteration of the show!

Christopher Durang's play, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, will transfer to Broadway's Golden Theater in March with the original cast intact.

01/23/2013

Test Post

Check out this video we produced for Sothebys about Picasso and his muse, Marie-Therese Walter: http://ow.ly/eJDAU http:...
10/24/2012
Sotheby's - Videos

Check out this video we produced for Sothebys about Picasso and his muse, Marie-Therese Walter: http://ow.ly/eJDAU http://ow.ly/eJDTC

View auction details, art exhibitions and online catalogues; bid, buy and collect contemporary, impressionist or modern art, old masters,...

10/22/2012
One Slight Hitch

It's the final week of @TheLewisBlack 's play "One Slight Hitch" at @georgestreet : Check out our trailer for the show: http://ow.ly/eGfho

Behind the Scenes Video Directed/Shot/Produced/Edited by Transient Pictures A behind the scenes look at the new Lewis Black play at George Street...

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10/19/2012

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