Max Rissman

Max Rissman

Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter and Student

New York City, New York

Member Since:
April 2016
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About Max

Ever since I was four years old, when I forced his parents to watch and subsequently act out "The Wizard of Oz" with me nightly, I have been captivated by the power of stories. I wrote my first short story when I was six and my first play when I was fifteen, yet it wasn’t until I made my first film that I discovered exactly what I wanted to do with my life.

After attending college at Washington University in St. Louis, I enrolled in NYU’s MFA program in filmmaking, the first step in a life full of chasing crazy dreams.



  • The Shvitzing

    The Shvitzing (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Producer When David takes his girlfriend Amy to his family lake house for a romantic getaway weekend, he is haunted by the ghosts of his overbearing parents who can't stand Amy and want to break them up.

  • Infantile

    Infantile (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer An affectionate moment in a synchronized swimming class raises 12-year-old Mira's courage to test the boundaries of her friendship with the coach. Written and directed by Vera Sjunnesson, a Swedish filmmaker who is currently enrolled in New York University's Graduate Film Program.

  • Red Folder

    Red Folder (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department When a high school student sets out to find an elusive red folder, he finds himself trapped in an uncaring system.

  • Shelly's Possessed

    Shelly's Possessed (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Producer When two young brothers visit their teenage cousin Shelly, they can't figure out why she's acting so moody and weird. Not understanding the concept of puberty or teen angst, they suspect she is possessed by a demon....and it turns out they're right!

  • Dream #017

    Dream #017 (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A man receives a prototype device that allows him to record his dreams and play them back on his television. Through watching these dreams, he realizes that he is falling in love with his roommate's girlfriend.

  • Subtraction

    Subtraction (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer A man goes to see a doctor about a controversial surgery.

  • Your Future One Dollar

    Your Future One Dollar (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A sidewalk fortune teller shows a young man an unlikely vision of his future.

  • Hluboký Tón

    Hluboký Tón (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Julia, a vain, narcissistic woman suffers from immense dissatisfaction with her sex life. When a dumpy, clumsy tuba player moves into the apartment below her, she writes him off as a nobody. When she hears him practicing his tuba through her walls, however, she experiences the sexual gratification and pleasure that no man had been able to give her. She becomes insatiably curious about her new neighbor, but when she learns that he too has unusual sexual preferences, she must reevaluate her own notions of beauty and desirability. Written by Anonymous

  • The Infidel

    The Infidel (2010)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Based in a London suburb Mahmud Nasir lives with his pretty wife, Saamiya, and two children, Rashid and Nabi. His son plans to marry Uzma, the step-daughter of Egyptian-born Arshad Al-Masri, a so-called 'Hate Cleric' from Waziristan, Pakistan. Mahmud, who is not exactly a devout Muslim, he drinks alcohol, and does not pray five times, but does agree that he will appease Arshad, without whose approval the marriage cannot take place. Shortly thereafter Mahmud, while going over his recently deceased mother's documents, will find out that he was adopted, his birth parents were Jewish, and his name is actually Solly Shimshillewitz. He conceals this information from his family, and with the help of his neighbor, Leonard Goldberg, tries to understand the Jews, their religion and even locates his birth-father, who is on his death-bed in a nursing home. Mahmud does not know that Arshad has been checking into his background, has videotaped him setting fire to a Jewish cap during a protest, and ... Written by rAjOo (


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