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Max Cole, 2009 Hollywood Black Film Festival
|Occupation||Director, film director, filmmaker, screenwriter|
Max Cole is an American filmmaker.
Early Life and Career
Max Cole was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His passion for directing is fueled by his love of storytelling, cinematography, and cinema. He credits his Artist Membership at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and his relentless desire to tell compelling stories, for inspiring his work.
Cole strives to shoot a variety of films under his production company, Max Cole Films. His visual style is referred to as bold, stylish, and cinematic. He has a strong interest in thought-provoking, provocative material.
In 2009, Cole received the BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD at the 2009 HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL for his 1 OUT OF 10 MUSIC VIDEO.
In 2014, Cole's short film ALONE AT MIDNIGHT received a nomination for BEST SHORT FILM at the 2014 SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL. In addition, ALONE at MIDNIGHT received a 2014 2ND PLACE SHORTY SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD at the 2014 URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL.
ALONE at MIDNIGHT has screened at the 2014 TEXAS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, 2014 CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, 2014 URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL, and will soon screen at the 2015 LAS VEGAS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL and 2015 CHARLOTTE BLACK FILM FESTIVAL.
In addition to ALONE at MIDNIGHT, Cole's film, THE DECISION, received the BEST SHORTY SHORT AWARD at the 2014 URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL. THE DECISION also received a 2014 3RD PLACE SHORTY SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD.
THE DECISION has screened at the 2014 CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, 2014 URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL, 2015 SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, and will soon screen at the 2015 LAS VEGAS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, 2015 LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, and 2015 OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Cole plans to release several short films in 2015. He also actively seeks a strong feature film screenplay.
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|2014||Alone at Midnight||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Awards and Recognition
- 2014 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival: THE DECISION Receives BEST SHORTY SHORT FILM AWARD
- 2014 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival: THE DECISION Receives 3RD PLACE SHORTY SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
- 2014 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival: ALONE AT MIDNIGHT Receives 2ND PLACE SHORTY SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
- 2014 San Diego Black Film Festival: ALONE AT MIDNIGHT NOMINATION FOR BEST SHORT FILM
- 2010 Hollywood Music In Media Awards: ADDICTED NOMINATION FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO
- 2010 Finalist: NOMINATION FOR PROJECT ILADUSK VIRAL COMMERCIAL
- 2009 Hollywood Black Film Festival: 1 OUT OF 10 MUSIC VIDEO Receives BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD