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Max Retik


MAX RETIK

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Let's Disappear


LET'S DISAPPEAR

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY THE PARKERS

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Let's Disappear


LET'S DISAPPEAR

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY THE PARKERS

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// Listen to "Let's Disappear" on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/theparkersofficial/lets-disappear-1

Director/DP/Editor: Max Retik (www.maxretik.com)

Presented by Ido Zmishlany

Music by; THE PARKERS

Starring Anya and Kate Parker

Assistant Director/Key Grip: Ruslan Volyar

Producer/BTS Photographer: Hailey Burns

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Remnants of our White Lies


Remnants of our White Lies

Dance Film

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Remnants of our White Lies


Remnants of our White Lies

Dance Film

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Two old friends reunite over old memories.

Directed by Max Retik and Paul Lee(https://vimeo.com/paulee)

Performed by Elisa Halma and Garth Johnson

Set Photography by Hailey Burns

Shot on Location at Zorthian Ranch

(Altadena, CA) Song: Road to the Sun Part II - A.M. Architect

 

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Neverland


NEVERLAND

Featuring "Lakehouse" by Of Monsters and Men

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Neverland


NEVERLAND

Featuring "Lakehouse" by Of Monsters and Men

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A teenage girl browses a shoebox of old photographs, trying to understand the strong feelings of nostalgia she experiences.

Starring Maddie Sutton, Alex Darvin, Max Harrow, Leonard Santos, Iliza Smith, and Kayla Wolf.
Performed by Tali Greenberg

Director/DP/Editor - Max Retik
Producer - Hailey Burns
Assistant DP - Ruslan Volyar
First Assistant Director - Iliza Smith
Key Grip - Stephanie Aris
Costume Design - Mara Aleardi
Transportation/Moral Support - Joshua Irving Chodor

Poem by Zac Gorman (zacgorman.com)
Music by Of Monsters and Men: "Lakehouse"

Special Thanks to (in no particular order)
Tali Greenberg, Adam Rothbort, Jia Ming Tuan, Charlotte Greenberg, Josh Chodor, Oren Merhav, Ruslan Volyar, Volkswagen North America, Yacht Club Camera Rentals, Gabriel Rhodes, Josh Chodor, Davinci Resolve, DJI, Lensrentals.com, RED, and Josh Chodor.

 

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Flux


FLUX

A 24-hour film

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Flux


FLUX

A 24-hour film

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In the decrepit halls of a long-forsaken high school, a young boy explores his passion for the performance art known as 'poi.'
As an experiment on what can truly be accomplished in extremely limited time, this film was produced in 24 hours, from location scouting to post production. Just two boys, a Sony FS700, and a whole lot of poi. The footage remains ungraded and unaffected.

 

Directed and Edited by Max Retik

Featuring Dan Fu

Shot on Sony

Music: "La tête dans les étoiles" by Doctor Flake -- doctorflake.com/

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About


Behind the Lens

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Max

Max found his passion for filmmaking early on in life. Having discovered a new way to combine his love for visual art and storytelling, he began a lifelong mission, one that would forever change the way he looked at the world. Max attributes much of his success in filmmaking and storytelling to his ability for finding beauty in everyday life, quirky sense of humor, and an inherent compulsion to tell stories constantly. The scope of his filmography ranges from music videos to dark comedies and experimental shorts and mini docs and an online miniseries and a handful of commercial work. Film has taken him all over the world, being screened at various film festivals (including the National Film Festival for Talented Youth and Seattle International Film Festival to name a couple), shooting promotional content in Israel with the United Synagogue Youth and at the White House with the All American High School Film Festival as an alumni, and traveling for personal projects. Being self-taught, he continues to grow both as a filmmaker, and as a person. 

In the film world, currently he is attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts after taking a semester off to work at YouTube NYC. 

You can keep up to date with his film work by following him on Vimeo. You can keep up to date with his writing by checking out his blog for film and art related content and his Medium page for other writing work.

 

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Max Retik is a freelance filmmaker AND WRITER Living and working in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

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Max Retik is a freelance filmmaker AND WRITER Living and working in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

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Behind the Lens

Max found his passion for filmmaking early on when he was gifted a small camcorder as a birthday present. Having discovered a new way to combine his love for visual art and storytelling, he began a lifelong mission, one that would forever change the way he looked at the world. Max attributes much of his success in filmmaking and storytelling to a natural ability for finding beauty in everyday life, and a deep fascination with the human condition. Many of his films attempt to invoke feelings of nostalgia, what he considers to be the ultimate balance between joy and sadness. 

Film has taken him all over the world, being screened at various film festivals (including the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, two years and counting), shooting promotional content, or focusing on personal projects. Being self-taught, he continues to grow both as a filmmaker, and as a person.