Max Bartoli

Max Bartoli

MaXaM Productions Holding LLC
Director and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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August 2012
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About Max

Media Consultant for the World Bank in Washington D.C. and consultant of other private companies in Europe, CEO and founder of MaXaM Productions, Max was the Chief Producer for the World Bank of the historic projection mapping event "Fiat Lux" held in Vatican City on December 8th during the official opening of the Jubilee of Mercy. The event, which consisted of projecting images and videos from the best photographers and videographers in the world on St. Peter's Basilica's facade and dome, was co-produced by Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions, Obscura Digital, Li Ka Shing Foundation and Okeanos Foundation and broadcast worldwide live by 5 satellites. "Fiat Lux" was covered by the media in all industrialized countries and had an outreach of 4.4 billion people.

In 2015 he Co-wrote, produced and directed “The Secret of Joy”, a $500K project made of a short film, a book and a song to raise awareness on the topic of pediatric cancer. The short premiered at the Laemmle Theater in North Hollywood and was later donated to the Kids’ Cancer Research Foundation in the US and has already won multiple awards at several International Film Festivals.

In 2010 Mr. Bartoli co-wrote, produced and directed the sci-fI feature Atlantis Down, starring Michael Rooker and X-Files star Dean Haglund. The film was premiered at the Chinese Mann Theater in Hollywood and at Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus (London) and has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Hollywood-based Entertainment 7.

Mr. Bartoli also directed, produced and edited the 8-episode TV series entitled Atlantis Rising: The Making of Atlantis Down which has was aired by Cox 11 in Virginia from February until December 2010.

In 2006 Mr. Bartoli produced and directed the short film, Ignotus, which won 25 awards at International Film Festivals in 18 months. Among them are: Best International Short Film at the New York International Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Short at the San Fernando Valley International Film Fest in Hollywood, and two Silver Pelican Awards at the Taormina Film Festival.

In 2008, Max was also a recipient of the prestigious Cisterna d’Argento, an award of the Italian Government to honor outstanding achievement in the arts, peace, economics, and science. Previous honorees include: Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, and the former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. Ignotus was viewed in a special screening in Rome by Pope Benedictus XVI, the former Italian Prime Ministers Romano Prodi and Silvio Berlusconi, among others, and from each Mr. Bartoli received personal praise for the film.

In 2004 for MaXaM Productions LLC, Max wrote, produced and directed two documentaries: Postcards From The Past and Time Travelers. From 2002 to 2004, he was a director/producer for the advertising company, Rotella and Partners for which he directed several videos and two documentaries one entitled Coliseum, that won Italy’s ‘Media Star Award’, the other: Tunisia the Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea.

Since 1998, Max has worked as a director and producer for various advertising agencies in Italy and England, directing and producing corporate and institutional videos, as well as TV commercials. In 1997 he co-wrote Metropolis a TV program which was broadcast nationwide in Italy by Italia 1, a Mediaset station, as part of the Benefit TV gala Trenta Ore Per la Vita.

Born in Italy, and having earned a degree in Media Law, Max Bartoli has spent many years working in England and the US, where he became a citizen and currently lives. He is also the author of two books published in 1989 and 1991, which won him the title of ‘Youngest European Fiction Writer’ in 1989.

From 1998 until 2005 Max has worked as a director and producer for various advertising agencies in Italy and England, directing and producing sports videos, corporate and institutional videos, as well as TV commercials.

Among the clients Bartoli has worked for there are:

-The World Bank Group
- The Italian Government (during the Genova’s G8 in July 2001)
- Johnson&Johnson
- Mercedez Benz
- Italian Telecom (http://www.telecomitalia.com/tit/en.html)
- The City of Rome
- Cinecittà Studios (http://www.cinecittastudios.it/en)
- Rai Cinema (Rai is the Italian TV Network owned by the Government - )
- Confindustria (http://www.confindustria.it/conf2007/hpeng.nsf/hp?readform)
- Confcommercio (http://www.confcommercio.it/home/English-ve/index.htm)
- Confitarma (http://www.confitarma.it/english/page.php?idpage=DBAAAAAA)
- Poste Italiane (the Italian Postal Service)
- Microsoft Italia
- Capitalia (one of Italy’s largest banks now merged into Unicredit),
- Monte dei Paschi di Siena
- La Zecca di Stato (the Italian National Mint)
- Hi-Com Productions
-Saturday Productions
- ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata – The Italian National Press Agency – www.ansa.it)
- History Press (http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/)
- British Local History Press
- HSA UK
- TunisMed 2006
- Adastral
- SimplyHealth PLC (https://www.simplyhealth.co.uk/sh/pages/homepage.jsp)
- JMP & Partners Ltd
- Arena SpA (http://www.arenaholding.it/default-en.htm)
- List
- Onix SpA

Unique traits: Works well under stress. Always delivers within the deadline and often makes the impossible possible.

Credits

  • The Secret of Joy: The Series

    The Secret of Joy: The Series (2016)
    Television (Fantasy) Producer After rediscovering her past life as a fairy in King Arthur's Camelot, Joy embraces her destiny to become the protector of earth and Camelot, and vows to eliminate Morgan Le Fay and her evil creatures.

  • Stargo

    Stargo (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Add a Plot »

  • Code Name Oracle

    Code Name Oracle (2012)
    Film (Action and Adventure) Writer 130 A.D. a man dies on the banks of the Nile, creating a cult which will change the face of civilization. Now an archaeologist and the greatest computer hacker have stumbled onto a secret that powerful forces will kill to protect.

  • I Am Neda

    I Am Neda (2012)
    Film (Short, Biography, Drama and History) Producer I Am Neda is the true story of a woman who fearlessly pursues the cause of freedom in defiance of tyranny and oppression.

  • Atlantis Down

    Atlantis Down (2010)
    Film by MAXAM PRODUCTIONS HOLDING LLC Director / Writer / Producer

  • Ignotus

    Ignotus (2006)
    Film (short) by MaXaM Productions Ltd Director / Writer / Producer

  • Tunisia: The Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea

    Tunisia: The Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea (2005)
    Documentary by MaXaM Productions Ltd - Enlighten Pictures Ltd Co-Director / Writer / Producer

  • Tunisia, the Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea

    Tunisia, the Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea (2005)
    Video (Documentary) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Postcard from the Past

    Postcard from the Past (2004)
    Documentary by MaXaM Productions Ltd - Enlighten Pictures Ltd Director / Writer / Producer

  • Time Travellers

    Time Travellers (2004)
    Documentary by MaXaM Productions Ltd - Enlighten Pictures Ltd Tunisia: The Jewel of the Mediterranean Sea

  • Coliseum - The immortality of ancient Rome

    Coliseum - The immortality of ancient Rome (2004)
    Documentary by MaXaM Productions Ltd - Enlighten Pictures Ltd Co-Director / Writer / Producer

  • Coliseum: The Immortality of Ancient Rome

    Coliseum: The Immortality of Ancient Rome (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Pawn

    The Pawn (2003)
    Film (short) by MaXaM Productions Ltd - Enlighten Pictures Ltd Director / Writer / Producer

  • The Secret of Joy

    The Secret of Joy (2003)
    Film (short) by MaXaM Productions Holding LLC Director / Producer / Writer The Secret of Joy tells the story of a beautiful dream in King Arthur's world, a land populated by valiant knights, beautiful fairies, little elves and monsters to be defeated. A world of fantasy and beauty only a child can imagine; a tale that will enchant the viewers until life will bring them abruptly back to reality.

Awards

  • Accolade Competition - Award of Merit Film Short for The Secret of Joy
    (2016)

  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Drama for The Secret of Joy
    (2016)

  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Director for The Secret of Joy
    (2016)

  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Editing for The Secret of Joy
    (2016)

  • WorldFest Houston - Platinum Award Family / Children for The Secret of Joy
    (2016)

  • Euro Film Festival 2016 Summer Edition - Best Short for The Secret of Joy
    (2016)

  • San Fernando Valley International Film Festival - Jury Award Best Foreign Language Film for Ignotus
    (2007)

  • Sardinia Film Festival - Festival Prize Best Short Film for Ignotus
    (2007)

  • WorldFest Houston - Bronze Award Best Short Film for Ignotus
    (2007)

  • Capri, Hollywood - Capri Short Cut Award for Ignotus
    (2006)

  • New York International Independent Film & Video Festival - International Film Award Best Short Film
    (2006)

  • Salento International Film Festival - Italian Short Competition Best Italian Short Film for Ignotus
    (2006)

Education

  • Libera Università Studi Sociali Guido Carli (L.U.I.S.S.) in Rome
    (1990-1996)

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