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Maxwell Barbakow

Director/Writer, Test Pattern Media
New York, California United States


Max Barbakow is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles whose projects for companies like Fusion, Refinery29, & Participant Media have allowed him to chase stories and landscapes around the world, from Laos to Wounded Knee to Rajasthan to Yonkers. A graduate of Yale and the AFI Conservatory, his films have played Tribeca, won awards at Hamptons and Reykjavik IFF, streamed on United Airlines, & have been shortlisted for a BAFTA. Most recently, he made two shorts in Cuba with Werner Herzog.