Max Leonida

Max Leonida

Writer, Director at Astarox Productions LLC
Director, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Editor and Music Composer

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Member Since:
December 2011
Last online:
3 days ago
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About Max

Since 1993 I received international awards for producing and directing feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries and TV series. My clients include Sony Pictures, ATM, L'Orèal, A&G, Philips, Roche, SKY, Mediaset and RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. Passionate about my work, I use the medium of film to reach the deepest of the viewer’s soul.

Unique traits: Max has a wealth of professional experience in film-making and video production in Italy and Hollywood. He began his work while studying Literature and Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan. Max’s Italian production company completed projects for numerous high profile European and American companies, including L’Oréal, SKY, Sony, ROCHE, and Mercedes Benz. In 2011, Max moved to California to work on award winning films, such as: “Beauty in the Broken”, “Memento Mori” and “A Very Lovely Dress.”



  • Saving Billie Valentine

    Saving Billie Valentine (2022)
    Film Director

  • Today's Tomorrow

    Today's Tomorrow (2021)
    Commercial by Astarox Productions Director, Editor World Rugby champion and LGBTQ testimonial Devin Ibanez brings the audience through the history of prestigious William Penn University, IOWA

  • Unprincipled

    Unprincipled (2018 - 2019)

  • Light Wounds

    Light Wounds (2017 - 2019)
    Film by Dust Dreams (Drama and Biography) Producer, Writer

  • Criseide

    Criseide (2018)
    Film (short) (Drama, Mystery and Short) Director, Writer, Editor

  • Rossi & White

    Rossi & White (2017 - 2018)
    Series by LAfirstep, LLC (Comedy and Family) Director, Writer The funny frictions between neighborly Italian and American families in Hollywood.

  • Beauty in the Broken

    Beauty in the Broken (2013 - 2017)
    Film by David and Pelé, LLC (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director

  • Bruna in Beverly Hills

    Bruna in Beverly Hills (2014 - 2016)
    TV Series (Comedy and Family) Director, Editor

  • The Temple: Dabuyaba

    The Temple: Dabuyaba (2015)
    Film (Drama, History and Short) Producer, Editor, Composer The story of a young caribbean boy who will become the next spiritual leader of his people.

  • What Separates Us

    What Separates Us (2014 - 2015)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Editor, Editing Supervisor A love story that follows a young man Daniel's struggle to find himself. He is a drinker, brawler and stuck in his small town rut. He meets Parker, a young talented painter. They balance love, friendships and growing up while they help each other grow and come to terms with their lives. Written by Anonymous

  • Memento Mori 02

    Memento Mori 02 (2014)
    Film (Drama, Mystery, Thriller and Short) Director, Composer Some people don't deserve to live.

  • A very lovely dress

    A very lovely dress (2013 - 2014)
    Film (short) by Checkered Shorts, LLC (Action, Crime and Drama) Director & Post-Production supervisor

  • Memento Mori

    Memento Mori (2014)
    Film by James Han Shik Liu (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Director

  • RUN

    RUN (2011 - 2012)
    Film by Intrinsic Value Films (Action, Crime and Drama) Executive Producer

  • La compagnia si fa Strada

    La compagnia si fa Strada (2009 - 2010)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and Reality-TV) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Backward

    Backward (2009 - 2010)
    Film by Golden Cloverleaf Inc. (Drama, Romance and Sport) Director, Writer

  • Mandala - Il simbolo

    Mandala - Il simbolo (2007 - 2008)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Director, Writer, Producer The story of a solitary monk, who lives in isolation into an ancient house, and a young female terrorist coming to visit him... They pass just 24 hours together: but that short arc of time is enough to change their lives forever.

  • Dottor Genio

    Dottor Genio (2007 - 2008)
    Television by Astarox, Srl (Comedy) Director, Producer ;

  • Varese Va

    Varese Va (2007 - 2008)
    Film by Astarox, Srl (Musical) Director, Producer A film that's a musical journey through the beauty of Varese.

  • AttivaMente

    AttivaMente (2007 - 2008)
    Film (Documentary, News and Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Mandala - the symbol

    Mandala - the symbol (2008)
    Television by Astarox Srl Director / Producer

  • Nevicherà - Monodia

    Nevicherà - Monodia (2008)
    Television by Astarox Srl / Dielle Records (Music) Director

  • Fai da te facile

    Fai da te facile (2007 - 2008)
    Television by SKY Television / Edibrico / Family Channel (Documentary and Reality-TV) Director, Co-Producer, Post Supervisor

  • E.I.R.E. 2007

    E.I.R.E. 2007 (2006 - 2007)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and News) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Non ho paura

    Non ho paura (2004 - 2007)
    TV Movie by Astarox, Srl (Mystery) Director,Producer

  • San Pietroburgo - una storia scritta sull'acqua

    San Pietroburgo - una storia scritta sull'acqua (2007)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Iran - antica Persia

    Iran - antica Persia (2005 - 2006)
    Documentary by Astarox, Srl (Documentary) Producer

  • Rinascita di un sorriso

    Rinascita di un sorriso (2006)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Magico Uzbekistan

    Magico Uzbekistan (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Non siamo eroi

    Non siamo eroi (2006)
    TV Movie by Astarox Srl / Max Leonida (Musical) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Basta basta sigaretta

    Basta basta sigaretta (2006)
    TV Movie (Music) Director Add a Plot »

  • Snaparazzi

    Snaparazzi (2006)
    Television by Sony Pictures / AXN Channel / SKY Television (Reality-TV) Co-Executive Producer / Production Manager

  • In God We Trust

    In God We Trust (2004 - 2005)
    Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Producer, Director Add a Plot »

  • Spot Sociale GILS

    Spot Sociale GILS (2005)
    TV Movie (News) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Alle radici della fede cristiana

    Alle radici della fede cristiana (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Creating FieraMilano

    Creating FieraMilano (2005)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Gino's Kitchen

    Gino's Kitchen (2005)
    Television (Reality-TV) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Spot sociale G.I.L.S.

    Spot sociale G.I.L.S. (2005)
    Theater by Mediaset / Astarox Srl Director / Producer / Executive Producer

  • Terrigena

    Terrigena (2003 - 2004)
    Film (short) by Astarox, Srl (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery and Short) Director, Writer, Producer, Editor The mystery of the women related to the secret of the earth. Life, death, birth and resurrection.

  • Buon Compleanno

    Buon Compleanno (2004)
    TV Movie (Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Pellegrini in Terra Santa

    Pellegrini in Terra Santa (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Urlo

    Urlo (2002)
    Television (Reality-TV) Director Add a Plot »

  • Burattini

    Burattini (2002)
    Theater by Teatro Estremo Writer, Artistic Director

  • Shout

    Shout (2001)
    Film (short) by Astarox, Srl (Crime, Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Producer, Editor Add a Plot »

  • Mutilazioni - Cinque volti di Cristo

    Mutilazioni - Cinque volti di Cristo (2001)
    Film (short) by Teatro Estremo Writer, Actor, Director

  • Via del corso

    Via del corso (2000)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Three girls want to have fun on a Saturday in Rome by trying to score with at least 3 guys. Meanwhile, their friends seek out two rapists and a stolen scooter.

  • Kolbe - Azione sacra in due parti

    Kolbe - Azione sacra in due parti (1995 - 1996)
    Film by Compagnia Teatro del Sacro (Drama, War and Biography) Writer, Actor, Director

  • Kolbe, azione sacra in due parti

    Kolbe, azione sacra in due parti (1995)
    TV Movie (Documentary and Drama) Producer, Special Guest The life and death of Father Maximilian Kolbe, who gave his life for another man in the Nazis killing field of Auschwitz.

  • Kolbe (interviste al cast)

    Kolbe (interviste al cast) (1995)
    interviste al cas (Biography) Composer Add a Plot »


  • "What Separates Us" (Editing Supervisor) - Machetanz Film Festival

  • "A Very Lovely Dress" (Director) - Winner of the 2016 LA Shorts Awards

  • "Memento Mori" (Director) - Columbia Gorge International Film Festival - Official Selection

  • "RUN" (Producer) - Milan International Film Festival - Winner of the Best Script Award

  • "RUN" (Producer) - 3D International Film Festival - Winner of the Best 3D

  • "Backward" (Director) - International Salerno Film Festival - Official Selection

  • "Backward" (Director) - 63rd Cannes Film Festival - Marché du Film


  • Professioni Moda, Milan

  • Catholic Unversity of Milan

  • Accademia dei Filodrammatici (Milan)

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