ask Max about
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a bit about Max
What are you working on these days?
My main work is buying/sourcing props and furniture for films and commercials. I also direct short films in my spare time and make pottery.
What drives you mad these days?
The idea that the UK would be better out of the EU.
What makes you happy?
Cycling down empty streets in the sunshine. Ice creams in winter. The sound of ice cubes in a wine glass of water.
When was the last time you cried?
I was listening to an episode of This American Life in traffic. I didn’t exactly cry but if I wasn’t at the wheel I would have. No idea what the episode was.
What is currently playing on repeat in your earphones?
The new Radiohead album, Dream Koala, new Massive Attack & Rhye
What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?
The Brand New Testament. Some fun concepts and a great gorilla costume.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
I generally buy things on impulse and then never wear them for months. When I eventually do, it becomes all I wear. Generally charity shops and vintage stores.
What’s your go-to café in London?
No clear winners at present.
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?
Any where along the Regents Canal.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?
Walk from the Southbank into town and then visit every single art gallery.
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
Dalí, we’d take a narrow boat along the Regents canal, eat scones and drink tea. This canal travels through the heart of London and has an incredible mix of beauty and urban decay.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
Probably going to watch a film at the Rio Cinema.
What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?
The Drop in Pottery group I’ve been going to for nearly two years. It feels like a secret organisation of creatives who just wanna relax and make things.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
I’d walk from Docklands along to river to the South Bank and then head onwards to my future.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
Hackney, its where I’ve grown up and my favourite borough in London. I’d keep the rents down to encourage artists and I’d ban all large chains and coffee shops.
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
Kensington and Chelsea in general.
You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
A park, possibly Clissold or London Fields and with all of my random groups of friends.
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
Corner shop, buy booze.