Michael Maxxis spent the first decade of his filmmaking career directing close to 100 music videos. Highlights include Elle King’s Ex’s and Oh’s, Kygo’s Here For You, and Orville Peck’s Dead of Night, the latter being selected by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 25 Best Videos of 2019. Michael’s videos have won a combined of 11 MMVA’s, been nominated for two Junos, a Golden Frog, and several other music video awards. A live dance rendition of his music video for Elle King’s Ex’s and Oh’s was performed live at the 2017 Grammys.
Michael’s feature film debut, Puppy Love, which stars Hopper Penn, Paz De La Huerta, Cowboy Cerrone, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Madsen, and Wayne Newton has screened at several film festivals around the world, winning multiple awards.