Ex bouncer, boxer and gang member, raised on the mean streets of East London, Max has evolved and is now an award winning writer and filmmaker. He is CEO of the American Independent Film Company and grew up watching films from Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, Martin Ritt and Walter Hill. Inspired by those iconic directors, he’s an avid fan of the western, along with Asian Cinema and films of the 60s & 70s.
In the early 90s, Max relocated to New York and started a music production company, but soon the collapse of Wall Street left him homeless and penniless. He drew upon his early days as an amateur boxer and informed by his experiences in the violent neighborhoods of East London, took on a succession of jobs as doorman and bouncer at some of New York's edgier nightclubs.
By 1993, he recognized there was no future for him on the streets, so he took a job waiting tables and began his writing career. His first big break came when he landed a development deal with Martin Scorsese's Cappa Productions, under the guidance of Barbara De Fina. Succumbing to the lure of Hollywood, Max moved west where he continues to write, direct and teach.
For his first feature, Don't Let Go, he won Outstanding Directorial Achievement 2002 at the Stony Brook Film Festival, Best Picture at Westchester and a Prism Award in Los Angeles. He has written for over 22 producers, companies and celebrities.
Recently, the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory at AFI honored him with, An Evening With Max Myers. He was invited to teach screenwriting, filmmaking and History Of Westerns at Columbia Film School in Reseda.
He teaches his own screenwriting/filmmaking class located at the prestigious American Film Institute and teaches acting for the Will Wallace Acting Company. He gives back as a volunteer acting teacher for the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory.