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Biography

Max Malkin

Max Malkin began directing after an impressive career as a director of photography, cutting his teeth on some of the most iconic music videos of all time for artists including Eminem, The Dead Weather, Beck, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., and The Beastie Boys. He would go on to bring his unique visual style to the world of commercials and feature films, working with such prolific directors as Jonathan Glazer, Michel Gondry, Jim Sheridan, and David O. Russell.

Max’s distinct visual aesthetic has received the attention of some of the world’s best-known global brands, having directed numerous films for the likes of Nike, Beats, Apple, AMEX, Jim Beam, Volvo, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Samsung, T-Mobile, Blue Moon, and Mercedes. “One in a Billion” – Adidas’ first-ever ad for China – was highly acclaimed for its championing of creativity and individuality in sports and took home Silver at the 2017 CLIO Awards for Fashion: Film. His work on the Nike “Unlimited” Olympics campaign similarly generated an incredible amount of buzz across social media channels and was recognized with numerous awards, including the esteemed Gold Film Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Max’s work behind the camera has earned him many accolades, including several awards for the unforgettable Nike “Frozen Moment” ad, featuring Michael Jordan, AICP Visual Style honors for Nike “Magnet” and “Move,” as well as recognition as an AICP Excellence Honoree for Nike “Freestyle.”

Max directed the primary spot before the 2020 Super Bowl kickoff. The ad campaign, titled “Next 100,” celebrates the NFL’s 100th season and incorporated many moving parts, both scripted and live, that ended with the cast running on the field in real-time before the big game. The spot has gone on to win many honors, including a Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Open/Tease.” 

Max currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three beautiful children.