Maximilien Luc Proctor – CV

Work Experience

  • Ultra DogmeFounder, Editor-in-Chief (Jan. 2019 – present)
  • Art on the Run Filmschool – Teacher, ‘Intro to Avant-garde and Experimental Film’ & ‘Avant-garde Part II: Painting with the Camera’ (Oct 2020 – Present)
  • Fracto Experimental Film Encounter – Curator & Social Media Manager (Sept. 2019 – present)
  • PhotogénieContributing Editor (Sept. 2019 – present), Contributing Writer (2016 – Sept. 2019)
  • Visionaer Film FestivalPress Relations (March – July 2020)
  • Film DaftContributing Writer (June 2019 – Jan. 2020)
  • Misc. Film Work Director, B-Camera, Editor, 2nd Assistant Camera, Assistant Gaffer (2014 present, Berlin)
  • Linnen Café & Hotel – Barista, Cook, Server, Concierge, Assistant Manager (May 2017 – present, Berlin)
  • Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut – English teacher for kids’ camp as well as one-on-one tutoring (2016, Heidelberg)
  • Peppa Jane Californian Bakery & Café – Front of house operations (2015-2016, Heidelberg)
  • O’Reilly’s Irish Pub – Karaoke Host & DJ, Open Mic Night Host & DJ (2014-2016, Heidelberg)
  • Oklahoma Arts Institute Quartz Mountain – Camp counselor, Film & Video Teaching Assistant (June 2014, OK)
  • Soonervision – Broadcast cameraman at basketball & soccer games at OU (2011-2012, Norman, OK)

Selected Filmography

as director, cinematographer, writer & editor

screeners available upon request

  • the sound of the sky reflected in water (2021) – 3 min. Super 8. featured on the Millennium Film Journal Instagram page
  • snowing (2021) – 3 min. Super 8.
  • Fragments of a Memory of Another Film (2021) – 95 min. HD. (teaser clip)(IMDb, MUBI, Letterboxd) available to view on request. The opening scene was screened in-person in Philmont, NY while the audio was simultaneously broadcast on the radio.
  • peace prayer (2021) – 6 min. 4K to HD
  • Winter for Rose (2021) – 38 sec. 4K, created in homage to Rose Lowder for Women’s Day
  • Neko (2021) – 5 min. 4K & Super 8, Official Selection, Long Distance Film Festival 2021; created for ‘Refractions‘ anthology film. Featured on critic Michael Sicinski’s ‘Best Films of 2021‘.
  • Mo(u)rning Mo(u)ld (2020) – 2 min. 4K, screened in the window at Maysles Documentary Center February-March 2021
  • Monstera for Bernard (2020) – 25 sec. 4K, an ode to Joseph Bernard, inspired by his film Variant Chants. Official Selection, Mister Vorky 2021.
  • Sweet Green Sunlight (2020) – 9 min. 4K, screened on a rooftop in NYC for We Are Nature: Unearthed (9/11/2021)
  • Autumn Emma (2020) – 2 min. 4K
  • SCRUMBLED (2020) – 3 min. 4K
  • Another Saturday (2020) – 5 min. HD
  • Saturday Morning Sketch (2020) – 6 min. HD
  • Sunday Afternoon (2020) – 6 min. Super 8
  • Hazel Eye (2020) – 7 min. HD. In memory of Eli Hayes
  • True Blue (2020) – 4 min. Super 8, screened in Ute Aurand’s Bolex workshop
  • Momentary Stretch (2020) – 1 min. in ‘collaboration’ with Ken Jacobs, based on his short work ‘DeKooning Passed.’
  • A Loft Again (2020) – 42 seconds. Based on Ken Jacobs’ ‘A Loft’. Official Selection, Mister Vorky 2021.
  • SLEEPWALKER (2020) – 1 min. Official selection, Long Distance Film Fest 2020; Dhaka International Youth Film Festival 2020.
  • Moonsong (2020) – 5 min. Official selection, Long Distance Film Fest 2020.
“Love both titles, [SLEEPWALKER & Moonsong] with Moonsong the way that you break up the white light of the moon into the prismatic colors of the rainbow and then settle us back to the tree and moon giving a grounding after we have flown thru the colors.”
–Dominic Angerame (filmmaker and former executive director of Canyon Cinema)
  • Nuages, une lettre à ma mere (2020) – 3 min. Premiered on Festivalists, Feb 2020
  • LIBRA (2019) – 9 min.
  • THESSALONIKI (2019) – 6 min. An excerpt of this film screened in a gallery context alongside work by Su Friedrich and many others in the fall of 2019. It also screened in Fuerstenwald for ‘Park Flimmern’ festival (August 2019), and twice at WOLF Kino open mic nights June & August 2019 (second screening of which was the ‘winners screening’)
  • as i was moving ahead occasionally i saw brief glitches of beauty (2019) – 4 min. screened as part of ‘Presents for Jonas’ at microgallery in NYC, 2019
  • VMP (2018) – 1 min, 37 sec. featured on Vinyl Me Please website
  • ORANGE (2017) – 1 min. Official selection at Winnepeg Underground Film Festival (90 seconds or less division), Mister Vorky (Serbia), The Short Nights of Berlin, Alt Film Festival, and Life Screenings One Minute
  • Fragments of a Memory of a Film (2016) – 72 min, Semi-finalist at Los Angeles Cine-Fest, official selection Hazel Eye Film Festival

Speaking Engagements, Presentations, Participation

  • Jury Member, Dresdner Schmalfilm Tage, International Found Footage Competition – Sept 2021
  • Participant, European Film Festival Palić, Young Critics Workshop, led by Neil Young – July 2021
  • Visiting artist in Professor David Parry’s Videography course, Temple University – March 2021
  • Film Alumni Q&A in Dr. Man fung Yip’s Global Art Cinema course, University of Oklahoma – February 2021
  • Participant, Film Fest Gent Young Critics Workshop, led by Nick Pinkerton – October 2015

Selected Music Videos

Film Set Experience

Recent Writing

A full list of publications is available on Contently.

Media Mentions

Published Short Fiction

  • The Short Story About the Blocks – FU Review #6, Berlin, 2019
  • HD – Anthology: A Tale of Four Cities, Poems and Stories from Four UNESCO Cities of Literature,  Heidelberg, 2016
  • Sand Streams – The Finger magazine, New York, Spring 2014

Podcast Appearances

Discography

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