New York, NY, USA
A graduate of the American Film Institute's directing program, Max Weissberg co-produced and appeared in the feature documentary film, HOTEL GRAMERCY PARK, which included cameos by Ben Stiller, Winona Ryder, and Kanye West. The film earned a jury citation at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and screened on the Sundance Channel for several years. In 2012, Max appeared in HOTEL SECRETS on Sky Atlantic TV in the UK, hosted by actor Richard E. Grant. Max’s feature film, SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK, screened at festivals including SXSW (as ROOM 4 RENT), and won best screenplay at First Time Fest (held at the historic Players Club). The film is now available on Hulu, Vimeo on Demand, Amazon Prime, Fandor, Realeyz, Tubi TV, Snag Films, Indiereign, Indieflix, and Synaptop. Most recently, Max's AFI thesis film, KARAGANDA, earned the AFI Fotokem grant and was jury-selected for the 2014 AFI DGA showcase. KARAGANDA has won 5 festival awards and has been invited to 26 film festivals in 13 countries. Max speaks fluent German & Russian, conversational Spanish, basic French, and is Apple-certified in Final Cut Pro. His recent credits include work on PBS, Sundance Channel, Discovery, VICE, MTV, VH1, CMT, and Comedy Central.
2013 - Best Screenplay (for SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK), 2014 - Best Showcase Short, Soho Film Festival, 2014 - Best Actor (for KARAGANDA), 2008 - Honorable Mention, Tribeca FF , 2014 - Honorable Mention, Dances With Films, 2014 - Honorable Mention, Santa Fe FF, 2014 - Finalist, A Film For Peace (Italy)
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