The filmmaker behind the highly-anticipated upcoming feature, Flower joins RSA.
We are pleased to welcome Max Winkler to the talented RSA director roster. Most recently, Max wrote and directed the feature film Flower, a coming of age story that premiered at Tribeca, that will be released in 2018 by The Orchard. Known for storytelling that astutely portrays the struggles and recklessness of youth, he has also directed several episodes of Fox’s hit comedies “New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” as well as Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite” and Hulu’s “Casual.” Max made his feature directorial debut with Ceremony, a comedy he also wrote, starring Uma Thurman, Michael Angarano and Lee Pace.
“I was immediately struck by the authenticity in Max’s work,” our President, Jules Daly said. “It delivers smart storytelling and great performance, and whether drama or humor, there is something behind the eyes of his characters that’s so compelling. He is very passionate about what he does. As soon as I started talking with him, I knew he’d be a terrific addition to our company.”
“Meeting Jules was the kicker,” Max said. “Her enthusiasm and vision for the business as a whole and what she thinks I can contribute to the company was deeply inspiring and made me feel like I was where I was supposed to be.”
Max directed and produced a season of mockumentary web series “Clark and Michael,” produced by CBS and starring Michael Cera and Clark Duke. He initially gained industry attention for his short film The King of Central Park, produced with classmates via a filmmakers’ grant from USC.
Max adds, “RSA’s pedigree is obviously humbling. The work they do, in my opinion, is some of the highest in both dramatic storytelling and production value, making this company a dream place to be.”
A huge welcome to the RSA Films Family Max. Watch his work here.