Max is a director & writer in Los Angeles whose inclination for character-driven dark comedy probably stems from his conception in a closet at a high school house party. This teenage sex, for which he is most grateful, forms the basis of MOMMY, I’M A BASTARD!, his feature-length debut piecing together the story of his adoption. The film originated as his thesis at Yale before premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
THE DUKE: BASED ON THE MEMOIR "I'M THE DUKE" BY J.P. DUKE, produced at the AFI Conservatory, where Maps earned his MFA in Directing, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, won awards at Hamptons and Reykjavik IFF, and was shortlisted for a BAFTA. Post-grad, he shot two short films in Cuba with Werner Herzog.
Max is currently in post-production on PALM SPRINGS, which stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, & J.K. Simmons.