David Reviews

 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

MAX FISHER JOINS ROGUE FILMS
4 July 2022

In the past fortnight, we've included two highly impressive pieces of work directed by Max Fisher, so it's great timing for Rogue Films to be able to announce him as their latest signing. Fisher is one of those directors whose career DAVID has tracked very closely over the years, and - in that time - we've also got to know him, so it's with some authority that we can report that Rogue have not just added a first rate director to their roster, they've added a first rate human being to their team.

In an industry where the most commonly used adjective to describe directors might well be 'jaded', Max Fisher's enthusiasm is a restorative salve. Time spent in his orbit is rejuvenative and creatively inspiring, and it's a quality that clearly delivers an extra dimension to the scripts he directs.

But it's also a very focused energy, and it brings whatever's required to each project. Take, for instance, his recent work for CALM which drew attention to the illusion of positivity sometimes exhibited by those intent on suicide.


It's difficult to imagine more challenging subject matter, and having spoken to Fisher while the film was being made, we can vouch for his determination to get the tone right. He was acutely aware that, among the people who would see this film, were those whose lives had been directly touched by suicide, and he was determined to take account of their feelings, even as he strived to ensure that the film's important message was heard... a balancing act of immense difficulty.


He has a lightness of touch with sometimes difficult subjects and handles real, emotional storytelling in a way that cuts through the noise.

 ”

Fisher's recent film for the Royal Navy showcased another part of his repertoire, as he made joining the aquatic tranche of the Armed Forces look so much fun that even committed pacifists might have been tempted to sign up.


Reflecting on his own work, Max Fisher says that he looks for truthfulness in the minutiae of life: it's the little details "that make us human - a snatched glance, a resonant moment of truth in a simple visual".

Rogue MD Kate Taylor says of her new director: "Max’s work has been on my radar for a while. He has a lightness of touch with sometimes difficult subjects and handles real, emotional storytelling in a way that cuts through the noise. His work is important - and all the more memorable for it. We are delighted he’s chosen Rogue for his next chapter, and I can’t wait to get started!"

For more information about Max Fisher or Rogue, contact Kate Taylor on katetaylor@roguefilms.co.uk or call 07976 737120.

Stories

STUART PARR ENLISTS WITH JOHNNY FOREIGNER.

Director and all-round design whizz Stuart Parr has signed with Johnny Foreigner for representation.


MAX SHERMAN JOINS SOMESUCH.

Director Max Sherman has joined Somesuch for representation in the UK and the Netherlands.


JAMIE MUIR IS SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.

Director, photographer, and self-proclaimed nineties kid Jamie Muir has joined Irresistible Studios.


IT'S MARIUS TALAMPAS FOR CURATE.

Filipino filmmaker Marius Talampas is the latest addition to Curate's open-minded roster.


PRETTYBIRD UK WELCOME ROBERT WILKINS.

Director Robert Wilkins loves a good logo, which is one of the reasons he's joined PRETTYBIRD UK for representation.


DIANE MORGAN ARRIVES AT MOXIE PICTURES.

Actor, writer, and director Diane Morgan has joined Moxie Pictures for commercial representation.


DAVID AT FOCUS

At this year's Focus Show in Islington on 7th Deember, four of the industry's brightest and best will be part of a panel put together by DAVID REVIEWS.


MALIN OSAFO JOINS NEW LAND.

New Land have signed director Malin Osafo to their New Talent roster after a successful internship.


CANADA SIGN NICOLINA KNAPP.

Swedish director and photographer Nicolina Knapp has joined CANADA for commercial representation.


CATCHING UP WITH OLIVIA HIRSCHBERG

In our latest podcast, we caught up with Olivia Hirschberg of Johnny Foreigner.


HOMESPUN YARNS WINNER 2022

This year's Homespun Yarns winner is 'Dishes, Dishes, Dishes' by Emma Parkinson.


STRING & TINS TREAT THEMSELVE TO MORE DOLBY ATMOS.

String & Tins, Ciclope's Sound Company of the Year 2022, have treated themselves to a second Dolby ATMOS suite.


A TOM DREAM COME TRUE FOR RSA FILMS.

Director and proud Margate resident Tom Dream has joined RSA for commercial representation.


ADRIENN MAJOR OF POD LDN

In a recent conversation with POD LDN founder Adrienn Major, the ambitious entrepreneur explained to DAVID the thinking behind her young company.


A LEAD PERFORMANCE FOR ADAM MAYNARD AT RASCAL POST.

Adam Maynard says Rascal Post already feels like home as he becomes their new VFX lead.


TV KLAXON: SAVE OUR SQUAD WITH DAVID BECKHAM.

David Beckham takes a, er, well-earned break from his Qatar ambassador role in Save Our Squad, a new four-part documentary by 2AM's Dan Dewsbury.


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS AT COFFEE & TV.

Coffee & TV have added Zoe Cosh, Jorg Schulz-Gerchow, Rich Payne and Alfie Vaughan to their 2D department.


JOHNNY FOREIGNER SIGN ALEX SOBOLEV.

Johnny Foreigner believe Oleksii 'Alex' Sobolev can flourish in the UK after the director and his family fled their home in Kyiv.


KASPER HÄGGSTRÖM ARRIVES AT EPOCH FILMS.

Norwegian director Kasper Häggström is the toast (or perhaps toaster) of Epoch Films as he joins for UK and European representation.


VISION ARTISTS WELCOME LORENA PAGÈS

Director of photography Lorena Pagès has joined the esteemed roster at Vision Artists.


GOH IROMOTO SIGNS FOR CHELSEA IN THE UK

Canadian director Goh Iromoto has signed for Chelsea Pictures for UK representation.


TOM WAKELING JOINS IRRESISTIBLE STUDIOS.

Tom Wakeling graduated from Brunel University in 2010 with a degree in product and industrial design.


GUY LUBIN JOINS FRAMESTORE AS VFX SUPERVISOR.

Framestore say Guy Lubin is "going to fit in perfectly" as their new VFX Supervisor.


ALL HAIL KING SHE AT SOMESUCH.

Somesuch have added Radha Ganti and Robert Lopuski (aka King She) to their global roster.


IT'S KEITH MCCARTHY AT OBJECT & ANIMAL.

Object & Animal's already distinguished roster now boasts Keith McCarthy on both sides of the Atlantic.


Stories

Address: Woodbourne House, Seven Sisters, Lenzie, G66 3AW. Telephone: +44 141 776 7766. Editor: Jason Stone.