Max Walker

Max Walker has written, directed and/or produced for some of the most respected and successful productions seen on Australian and International screens over the last two decades. Beginning with a big hit on Australian Story, he went on to work for shows such as Jamie’s Kitchen Australia, Medical Emergency, Who Do You Think You Are, In Their Footsteps and Grand Designs – to name a few. His experience ranges from shooting and directing Salam Father more-or-less alone during the Iraq War (for SBS/ Al Jazeera), to managing multi-camera shoots with massive crews for My Kitchen Rules.

As Director of Special Projects for Tolo TV, Kabul, Max oversaw Afghanistan’s version of The Voice/ Idol and Sesame St, among many other shows. There he also wrote/ directed the ‘feminist’ feature film and drama series pilot, Shereen, which ‘changed the face’ of Afghan filmmaking. About a single mother working in the Kabul family court, Shereen become one of the most successful shows in Afghanistan’s history and, in the process, created the country’s first on-screen dramatic heroine.

Max is currently the Creative Director of Australian production company, Ironbark Media. His recent work has been directing for PAW Media, home of the “Bush Mechanics”, on Warlpiri/ Anmatjere lands in the Tanami Desert, NT. His great passion remains bringing stories from the ‘edge’ to those in the ‘mainstream’, and connecting the beauty of both.

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Max was interviewed about his work by Hillross Financial Services. Below is the ‘in-house’ profile of Max – produced for both staff and customers alike – designed to showcase their broad clientele and guiding philosophy.