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JACK BERANEK

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DIRECTOR STATEMENT

Being born and raised about as far away from the film world as one can get, people like myself often wonder how to get closer. The best advice, it seems, is to just start making movies any way you can. With Max Bishop, I wanted to make a movie that didn't follow a narrative path so much as a path that emphasized a strange, off-kilter world and the ever-growing cast of odd characters who seemingly exist to confound Max. This is the type of cinema that excites me. I invite you to spend some time with us in Max's world.

JACK BERANEK

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR

Jack has had a passion for cinema since childhood and at the age of 17 he wrote and directed his first feature film Health Freaks. Upon its theatrical premiere, Jack was invited to write a sidebar for Lloyd Kaufman's bestseller Direct Your Own Damn Movie. Since graduating from MSU Moorhead in 2012, Jack has worked for Film Independent in Los Angeles, co-founded the video production company Flying Buttress Media in southern Minnesota and has written/directed three short films including Daytimers on which he worked with future Max Bishop collaborators including lead actor Chris Charais, cinematographer Billy Straub and others.
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SCREENING INFO
MAX BISHOP

CO-PRODUCED by STEVEN SHERMAN & JAMIE HEISLER

An unemployed hitman finds work as a janitor at the local elementary school

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