Big Screen Symposium

Max is a writer/director from Auckland, New Zealand. He’s been a bartender at a New York go-go bar, a New Zealand youth ambassador, a piano soloist, a writer for New Zealand’s biggest women’s magazine; the host and director of groundbreaking GLBT television series QUEERNATION, a two-times Goethe Institute scholarship recipient, a full-time writer for five years on prime-time serial drama SHORTLAND STREET, a writer on both seasons of the TV2 comedy drama STEP DAVE – and most recently, the writer and director of EVERYTHING WE LOVED, his multi-award-winning feature debut produced by Tom Hern (THE DARK HORSE, PORK PIE) and Luke Robinson (BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD).

EVERYTHING WE LOVED (2014) played in competition in a slew of festivals, including Palm Springs, Munich, Sāo Paulo, Seattle, St Petersburg and Marrakech. It won Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the 2014 NZ Film Awards, Best Actor at St Tropez, and Best Director at VTXIFF 2015 in Texas.

EVERYTHING WE LOVED remains the number one most-watched title on the NZ Film On Demand VOD platform. Max now has two features in NZFC-funded development, both again with Tom Hern and Luke Robinson as producers; one set in New Jersey, USA, the other set across Piha and Berlin.

Max is gay, the son of a microbiologist and a kindergarten teacher, and grew up in the agricultural epicentre of New Zealand that is Palmerston North.

See Max Currie in the following session:

The Makings Of Great TV with Cate Shortland & Tony Krawitz – Sun 25th September, 9:00 am.