Eleanor Columbus, a 2011 graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, formed Maiden Voyage Pictures in 2013.
Eleanor Columbus was born in New York City and raised mostly in San Francisco, CA. Prior to running Maiden Voyage, Columbus worked on several independent features in Manhattan, and worked as an assistant to Peter Glanz and Neda Armian in New York, rounding out her early education of filmmaking gathered from growing up on the sets of her father -- writer, director, and producer Chris Columbus. As the oldest child of a film family, Columbs was from the beginning, a natural storyteller. Her gift blossomed in NYU’s welcoming and competitive atmosphere. The confidence born of her years of study at NYU enabled her to help create Maiden Voyage Pictures with her father in 2014.
Maiden Voyage’s film credits include Sara Colangelo's LITTLE ACCIDENTS, Jonas Carpignano's MEDITERRANEA, Robert Eggers' THE WITCH, and Sian Heder's TALLULAH. Maiden Voyage’s fifth film by Geremy Jasper, PATTI CAKE$, was in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and closed Directors' Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Maiden Voyage’s sixth endeavor MENASHE, directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, also premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Maiden Voyage has completed principal photography on YES, GOD, YES a romantic comedy directed by Karen Maine.