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3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…BIG EASY EXPRESS captures a musical journey. Harkening back to the days of jubilant railroad revivals, three bands set out in April 2011 to tour America by vintage train. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons climbed aboard amid the rail yards of Oakland and set out for New Orleans on a “tour of dreams.” BIG EASY EXPRESS documents the bands’ railway adventures; the high canyons, joyous crowds, blasted skies, late-night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory.


Director(s): Emmett Malloy

Executive Producer(s): Michael Cohl

Producer(s): Tim Lynch, Mike Luba, Bryan Ling

Cinematographer: Giles Dunning

Editor(s): Matt Murphy

Music: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Old Crow Medicine Show

Additional Credits: Everbody's Management: Adam Tudhope, New Community Management: Dane Sundseth, Slipshod Management: Norm Parenteau, S2BN Films Production Executive: Karol Martesko-Fenster, Co-Produced By: H.S.I. Productions, Inc.

Director Bio


Director Emmett Malloy has made his name making great surf movies, managing musician Jack Johnson, co-founding Brushfire Records and making some memorable music videos and films. Recent work includes The White Stripes’ Under Great White Northern Lights, the Big Easy Express and the unscripted series for HBO "On: Freddie Roach".


Sales Agent: PARADIGM

Public Film Contact

Karol Martesko-Fenster
S2BN Films
1140 Broadway, 4th Fl.
New York
New York


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