Max is a multiple Emmy award-winning executive producer, writer and director of high-profile non-fiction programming. A leading pioneer in VR content creation and development, Max has directed and produced over 30 VR films with a total audience of over 150 million viewers. Max developed and executed the launch strategy and pipeline for National Geographic VR and VR their content partnerships with HuluVR and Facebook, resulting in some of the highest rated VR content across both platforms. As a co-founder of Black Dot Films, Max is at the forefront of transforming VR from just a “cool new tech” into a rich non-fiction storytelling platform that puts the audience at the heart of larger than life stories they capture. Unlike VR tech companies whose upfront hardware investments define the stories they are able to tell, BDF puts the story and content first … and then finds or custom builds the cameras the story requires. His 3-part VR series THE LONG ROAD HOME: MEMORIES OF WAR, which takes viewers inside the fractured PTSD-laced dreams of three Iraq war veterans, recently won BEST DOCUMENTARY at VR FEST. Prior to Black Dot Films, Max piloted National Geographic’s flagship documentary strand, EXPLORER, overseeing over 70 hours of programming. He also created the pilot for NGC’s long-running hit series BORDER WARS and has directed, written and produced high-end “global event”specials for NGC and Discovery.