Maximus Skaff is a queer transmasculine director, cinematographer, & editor with over 10 years of film industry experience in New York City. His visual talents have been featured in The New York Times, Good Morning America, NPR, and New York Magazine. His work has screened at notable venues such as The Roxy Cinema NYC, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Museum of Sex, and The House of Yes, and his short films have screened internationally at film festivals such as The Cannes Short Film Corner, Seattle International Film Festival, NewFest, OutFest, and Dan Savage’s HUMP Fest. Max's directorial vision is informed by his background in the visual arts and he focuses on offering diverse LGBTQ+ perspectives through his work.
Max is an active mentor with the PATHS program, led by LGBT Tech, building space for queer visibility in STEAM fields and has volunteered as a public speaker with the LGBTQ+ organization, PFLAG. He is a bilingual child advocate for The Young Center, where he offers emotional support and advocacy to unaccompanied immigrant children awaiting deportation in federal custody. You can find him running around in his beloved Brooklyn neighborhood of Cypress Hills, taking Zumba class at the YMCA, meditating at the lake while simultaneously hugging trees, and cuddling with his two cats, Kooka and Yayo.