Raised in the wilds of Devon by ‘alternative’ parents, Max grew up immersed in fantasy, fairy tales and folklore; his passion for storytelling has driven his adventures in filmmaking and he tries to bring a little bit of magic and mischief to everything he does.
Max has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Google, Microsoft, O2, Talisker, UNICEF, Coors Light, AIA, Xero, IWC and many more.
As well as his commercial work, Max has directed several award winning short films. His debut feature You (Us) Me had a successful festival run, including East End Film Festival, The Busan International Film Festival and Filmfest Gent, earning glowing reviews from people like The Hollywood Reporter before being released on Prime Video.
Max’s latest feature film, You Are Awful is slated to go into production in late January 2023.
"British writer-director Max Sobol’s debut feature is a serial-killer romance not quite like any that have come before."
The Hollywood Reporter on You (Us) Me
"For nine scintillating minutes, this short [The Photographer] film weaves an intellectual web to test these limits inside a unique psyche better than films ten times its length"
Every Movie Has A Lesson on The Photographer
"It is the confident energy of the direction, tonal balance and powerful performances that makes You (Us) Me a pleasure to watch."
Screen Anarchy on You (Us) Me
"Max Sobol's debut directorial feature You (Us) Me is a fast paced, funny, shocking, tragic and ultimately cogent view of dysfunctional relationships at their extreme."
Twitch Film on You (Us) Me’
"The Photographer is a near-perfect short that looks at morality, responsibility, and perspective. Exquisitely made and utterly compelling, this is absolutely one to watch."
UK Film Review on The Photographer