Maximón Pictures is a production and consulting company founded by Michael Meredith in 2002. Since its inception, the company has produced a number of award-winning and acclaimed projects. Feature film titles include THREE DAYS OF RAIN, with Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Jason Patric and Lyle Lovett; and THE OPEN ROAD, with Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. Projects currently in the works include BLACK SPRING, executive produced by Wim Wenders, as well as RETURN TO TIMBUKTU, produced by Alex Gibney. Maximón also consults on a wide range of brand and marketing initiatives for clients such as Wells Fargo, the TODAY Show, Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News.
Michael is an American independent filmmaker and photojournalist. Following a rough cut screening of his debut feature film, the acclaimed German director Wim Wenders offered to Executive Produce and the two became frequent collaborators. Three Days of Rain, written and directed by Meredith, premiered in competition at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival before playing the Berlinale and other top festivals around the world. The award-winning cast included Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Lyle Lovett and Jason Patric. Next, Meredith and Wenders co-wrote and collaborated on the film Land of Plenty, which starred John Diehl and Michelle Williams. The critically acclaimed drama premiered at the Venice Film Festival, opened worldwide and earned Williams an Independent Spirit Award Nomination. Meredith followed by writing and directing The Open Road, starring Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Mary Steenburgen, as well as Justin Timberlake and Kate Mara. As a photographer and documentarian, he strives for diverse, game-changing stories told from unique perspectives. He has reported from inside Cuban prisons, the front lines of Afghanistan, the back dunes of the Sahara and the streets of Timbuktu.
Michael is a long-time resident of New York’s Greenwich Village, where he lives with his wife and suspiciously athletic children.
Amit Nizan is an accomplished marketing professional applying her advertising production roots to independent film and content. She has won creative and effectiveness awards in the advertising industry, including work for msnbc.com, Absolut, Martha Graham Dance Company, Sprint/Nextel and A&E. She was formerly the Brand Director for NBC News managing marketing initiatives for digital properties and shows including the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline and Nightly News. Nizan produced her first narrative film,”Con Los Ojos Cerrados” in Havana, Cuba, working alongside an entirely Cuban cast and crew. Most recently she produced documentary interviews and archival footage for the upcoming film “The Ice Bowl,” and is currently the supervising producer on the documentary “Return to Timbuktu.” She works on story development, production, and marketing for Maximon Pictures’ feature, short, television, and branded content initiatives. Nizan also spearheads marketing consulting work for clients such as the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and Wells Fargo.
Amit attended the University of Florida, the Stern School of Business and the renowned Grad Film School at NYU. She has a passion for football, siblings and Belgian Cinema.