Max Myers

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Max is a director for film and television drama; he is currently lead-directing the new series of prime-time crime-drama series Shetland for BBC1 and Silverprint Pictures. Previously, Max directed episodes for Netflix/BBC teen-drama series Get Even; and the BBC iPlayer-exclusive film, the gripping drama-thriller ‘Is This Thing On?’ written by Vinay Patel. Max is also attached to direct the feature-adaptation of Cynan Jones’ novel Everything I Found on the Beach  and Max was recently announced as one of the directors of the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017 by Tony Hall & Idris Elba.

Max’s second short film, The Birthday Gift, a tense thriller starring Tobias Menzies and Sarah Smart, won Best Drama at the Dam Short Film Festival and Outstanding Foreign Film at the Sacramento International Film Festival 2014. Max’s first short Watching premiered at the LA Short Film Festival, and won second place at the Manhattan Short Film Festival 2010. Max originally studied at the London Film School, making several short films, documentaries and music videos.

Shetland Silverprint Pictures / BBC1
Lead-director for Season 6 of the prime-time crime-drama series (2021)
Episodes 1, 2 & 3
Series Producer: Louise Say / Exec Producer: Kate Bartlett
Get Even Netflix / BBC iPlayer / Boat Rocker Media
Episodes 3, 4 & 5 of the first season of the Netflix Original teen-drama (2020)
Series Producer: Josh Dynevor / Executive Producers: Chapman Maddox & Lucy Martin
The Athena Bryncoed Productions / Sky Drama
5 x 30-minute episodes for the teen-drama series for Sky (2019)
Series Producer: Paul McKenzie / Executive Producer: Foz Allan
Nominated for Best Drama Series at BAFTA Children’s (2019)
Free Rein Lime Pictures / Netflix
Season 3 of the popular Netflix series (Second Unit Director)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Episodes for the prime-time continuing drama (2017-2018)
The Secret Life of Boys – Christmas Special Director for the one-off 60-minute Christmas Special of the children’s comedy-drama (2017)
The Lodge Zodiak Kids UK / Disney
Director for the final block of the second series of the children’s drama – 5 x 30 minutes episodes, including the series finale (2017)
Is This Thing On? BBC Drama / iPlayer Exclusive
Contemporary drama-thriller commissioned as an exclusive film for BBC iPlayer
(Launched Summer 2015)
Producer: Catherine Moulton / Executive Producer: Hilary Salmon
“Fresh, bold and humming with dark energy… tense and viscerally unsettling” Radio Times
“A worthy essential showcase of new talent” Guardian Guide
“Very distinctive” Daily Telegraph
The Secret Life of Boys CBBC / Zodiak Kids Studios
5 x 30 minute episodes for the second season of the hit CBBC comedy-drama. Filming in Northern Ireland
Season 2 has been nominated for an award in the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards
Feature films:
Everything I Found on the Beach Attached to direct the feature film adaptation of the novel by Cynan Jones
(In development)
Short films:
The Birthday Gift Agile Films
Thriller starring Tobias Menzies and Sarah Smart (2013)
*WINNER* Best Drama, Dam Short Film Festival 2014
*WINNER* Outstanding Foreign Film, Sacramento International Film Festival 2014
*OFFICIAL SELECTION* London Short Film Festival, Dam Short Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, Sacramento International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, East End Film Festival
Watching Candella Films
Thriller starring Ian Hart, Charlie Cattrall and Susannah Fielding
Manhattan Short Film Festival 2010 – Best Short Film (won second place)
Raindance – Selected in the Best UK Short Category
British Independent Film Festival – Best Director (nominated), Best Short Film Actor (Ian Hart – winner), Best Cinematography (nominated).
Screenings at: LA Short Film Festival, Brief Encounters, Branchage, Cambridge, London Short Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest, The Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, Go Short International Short Film Festival.
Jacob’s Creek – ‘True Character’
Mail on Sunday – ‘Pocketbook’
KMPG – ‘Free-Running’
Puma – ‘Usain Bolt’
Staples – ‘Back to School’
Rethink – ‘Mental Health’
BBC HD – ‘Fiona Bruce’
Nokia – ‘Bus’
Kerrang – ‘Karaoke’
Bupa – ‘When Am I Going to Fall in Love?’
RBS – ‘Right Time, Right Place’
Barclays – ‘Recruitment’
Music videos:
The Rushes – ‘Corners’
Urban Collective – ‘Got the Power’
Blofeld – ‘Driven’