David Max Brown

David Max Brown

Maxi-D Productions pty ltd

Cape Town, South Africa

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December 2012
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About David

South African producer. Currently Head of Film School at AFDA in Cape Town
2016 produced the crime/drama, Noem My Skollie/Call Me Thief - SA's entry to the foreign language Oscars, and the magical realist film, The Whale Caller, winner of the 2016 Johannesburg Film Festival.
2014 -Supervising Producer on Skeem Saam, a daily drama on SABC.
Trained as a mentor in international film finance by the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa.

Unique traits: Producer with very strong skills in creative development and film finance




  • Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief

    Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Producer When young Abraham gets arrested for a petty crime he raises his status in prison by captivating the hardened gangsters with his knack for telling stories. He becomes the "prison cinema" whilst his childhood friend becomes the concubine of a gang boss. On their release from jail 'AB' finds romance with his childhood sweetheart and starts a new path in life as a writer but his friends rope him into a murder for which they all face the hang-man's noose. Set in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960s. The film is based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks Written by David Max Brown

  • Down

    Down (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A young boy confronts his fears and imagines the different personalities he can adopt and that he momentarily becomes before becoming himself at the end of the film.

  • The Bag on My Back

    The Bag on My Back (2013)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Skeem Saam

    Skeem Saam (2011)
    Television (Drama) Producer Set around the Rurals of Turfloop outside Polokwane. This series revolves around the ups and downs of teenagers trying to find their way through life's struggles.

  • Stay with Me

    Stay with Me (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A soldier, devastated by his war experience, returns home to his wife and community and struggles to settle the past with the present.

  • The Manuscripts of Timbuktu

    The Manuscripts of Timbuktu (2009)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • One Way

    One Way (2006 - 2007)
    Television (Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Hillside

    Hillside (2006)
    Television (Drama) Producer This medical procedural drama follows the professional and personal lives of doctors and nurses in a Tshwane medical facility.

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming (2005)
    Film (Drama) Producer Three friends come home from exile where they fought side by side as cadres in the MK, the liberation army of the African National Congress. Back home in the new South Africa revelations of betrayal test their friendship and their sanity.

  • Short Cut

    Short Cut (2004)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Producer THE SHORT CUT reveals the harsh and unforgiving reality refugees face as they journey between borders in search of a promised freedom that some say lies on the streets of Johannesburg, the famed city of gold. A Zimbabwean refugee is forced to abandon his brother in an illegal gold mine operating with slave labour, to survive the life threatening journey to free his brother our hero must place his trust in the human trafficker who sold them into the mine.

  • Crossover

    Crossover (2004)
    Film (Sport) Cinematographer A South African boxer suffers a career ending injury on the eve of the Olympics and takes to fencing and a new female boxing protege to re-enter the game.

  • A Drink in the Passage

    A Drink in the Passage (2002)
    Film (Drama and Short) Producer A black sculptor unknowingly enters a competition that is for whites only.

  • The Secret Safari

    The Secret Safari (2001)
    Film (Documentary) Producer A dramatized documentary showing how volunteers from England and Holland drove trucks full of hidden guns and ammunition overland across Africa to supply the African National Congress in their fight against the Apartheid government. Forty tons were transported under the seats of unsuspecting tourists on Africa Hinterland Expeditions between 1987 and 1993. No-one was ever caught and the mission remained one of the ANC's deepest secrets until 2001. The simple but ingenious technique of hiding the weapons was made more effective by the cover of the white tourists and the European drivers. In the 'Secret Safari' the filmmakers found the original tourists and reveal the most unusual holiday secret to very different responses. Written by David Max Brown

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