Max is a director & writer whose fondness for character-driven dark comedy probably stems from his conception in a closet at a high school house party.
That hanky panky (for which he is most grateful) forms the basis of MOMMY, I’M A BASTARD!, Max’s feature-length documentary 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, a short film 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.
Currently, Max is in post-production on PALM SPRINGS, a feature film starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, & J.K. Simmons.