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Maxine Trump

Helpman Productions
New York, NY

Maxine Trump's feature documentary Musicwood, was a New York Times Critics' Pick, a festival award-winner and played in theaters and on TV networks around the world. TO KID OR NOT TO KID is Maxine's latest documentary, the film has just finished production so we are in the very fortunate position of seeing a sneak peek of the film before anyone else. The film will be starting it's festival run after our screening before the film will be available to the general public. 

Maxine has directed short documentaries for the TV network TNT, Sundance Channel, BBC, TLC etc. She worked for the BBC in London for seven years as a development executive for scripted comedy before emmigrating to the USA, working as a TV commercial director and producer for eight years. She won BDA awards for her work on numerous commercial projects for Network TV and agency clients, including AMC, National Geographic, PBS, BBC America, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, American Cancer Society, L'Oreal, Oreos etc. 

Maxine is on the selection committee for DOC NYC and Nantucket film festival, a Manhattan chapter leader of the Non-profit film group Filmshop, the author of the documentary guide "Diving into Documentaries" and teaches documentary filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, She holds an MFA from London Metropolitan University, lives in Brooklyn, NY and continues to direct her own feature documentaries as well as producing and editing for documentary clients.