Maximilian Reid is an LA-based filmmaker. He is also an intellectual—a multifaceted, creative thinker, a man of many skills, and an all-around remarkable person.
A year and a half ago, a recently graduated Max moved to LA, where he says he was happy to work on set for free in order to begin gaining experience and building his résumé. Now, Max says the tricky part, “is knowing when to say, ‘No thank you.’”
Max advises anyone interested in a similar career path to “Spend your time deliberately and your money wisely.” In the film industry, the route to success often starts as a production assistant. “And for most people that’s the right path, “ he says. “It’s where I started. But I’ve found that progress depends on luck, ingenuity, and personality.”