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, photojournalist, and founder of Maximon Pictures. His feature debut, Three Days of Rain, showcased performances from an award-winning cast including Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Lyle Lovett and Jason Patric. The film, written and directed by Meredith, attracted the likes of renowned German director, Wim Wenders, who signed on as EP, launching a series of collaborations between the two filmmakers. Three Days of Rain went on to premiere in competition at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival, followed by screenings at the Berlinale and other global festivals. Meredith and Wenders co-wrote Land of Plenty, one of the first collaborations between the two, starring John Diehl and Michelle Williams. The critically acclaimed drama premiered at the Venice Film Festival, later opening wide and earning Williams an Independent Spirit Award Nomination. Meredith went on to write and direct The Open Road, starring Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Mary Steenburgen, as well as Justin Timberlake and Kate Mara. Michael’s most recent documentary, The Ice Bowl, chronicled the legendary NFL game played between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. The film was dubbed “one of the most interesting shows in network history” by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. As a photojournalist and documentarian, Meredith has reported from the front lines of Afghanistan and around the world.
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.