Max Schleser’s experimental films, moving-image arts and cinematic VR projects are screened at film festivals and exhibited in galleries as well as museums (, including FLEFF Film Festival (U.S.A.), Festival de La Imagen (Columbia), Museu da Imagem e do Som do Estado – Museum of Moving-Image (Brazil), London Gallery West, South London Gallery (both U.K.), New Zealand Film Archive – Na Tonga Sound and Vision, Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand (both Aotearoa/New Zealand), Pocket Film Festival and Videoscope (both France). His community engaged documentaries are broadcasted on TV and online ( His mobile feature film “Max with a Keitai” (2007) is included in the public film archive in the Forum des Images in Paris and “Frankenstorm” (2014) was screened on CTV, Canterbury Television (2016). He is the Creative Director of collaborative digital storytelling platform 24 Frames 24 Hours (2016) and (2018). His transmedia project #Nucleus ( won multiple awards internationally.

His industry consultancy includes projects for Adobe, BBC, Nokia, Frontier Strategy and Open Lab, among other agencies and production companies.

For screening, workshops or presentation enqueries please contact Max via email:


OPERA (Older People, Equity, Respect and Aging,, 30 min, Australia 2019)
Tales from Yambiakshire (360º video & webisode, 25 min, Australia 2019)
The Robot With a Movie Camera (5min, experimental short film, Australia 2018)
Owhiro Bay Parade (city film, 30 min, New Zealand, 2016)
Pacific Colours (mobile-mentary, 3 min, Tonga, 2014)
Party Party (mobile-mentary, 4 min, NZ, 2014)
North in South (mobile-mentary, 4 min, Columbia, 2013)
Midtown (mobile-mentary, 3 min, USA, 2013)
E Vaine Toa (collaborative mobile-mentary with the National Council of Woman, 15 min, Rarotonga, 2013)
Massey Time Capsule (mobile-mentary, Max Schleser, 4 min, NZ, 2014)
Ekaterinburg (mobile documentary in production, Max Schleser, 15 min, 2012)
Riyadh (mobile documentary, Max Schleser, 15 min, 2011)
Revolution (2006, music video for the Japanese band the Frying Dutchman, 6 min)
Whirligig (2006, collaborative documentary, Max Schleser, UK, 15 min)
Image Kraft (2005, experimental documentary, Max Schleser, New York, USA and the Ruhr area, Germany, 15 min.)
Simumentary (2004, experimental documentary, Max Schleser, UK, 10 min)
Changing Perspectives (2003, collaborative documentary, Belfast, 15 min)

Feature Films
Frankenstorm (mobile-mentary, 53 min, New Jersey, USA, 2013)
Max With a Keitai (2008, feature documentary, Max Schleser, Japan, 56 min)

Cinematic VR
Steel City (Cinematic VR, 20min, Germany, 2021)
A New Dawn (Cinematic VR, 20min, Germany, 2021)
[Mynd] Journey (360º video / cinematic VR, 7 min, New Zealand & Australia, 2018)
Neocortex (360º video / cinematic VR, 5 min, New Zealand & Australia, 2017)

Transmedia Productions
#Nucleus (transmedia experience, New Zealand, 2019) (transmedia experience, Canada, 2018)
24 Hours 24 Frames (international collaborative mobile-mentary, online 2013)


Invisible Geographies, FLEFF, USA & online, January 2018
Mobile Utopia, Lancaster University, UK, November 2017
25, London Gallery West, London UK, November 2015
POPCAANZ – Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, NZ 2015
The Performance Arcade, New Zealand Festival, Wellington, NZ, February 2014
State of Being – Warwick Blair Ensemble at Tête à Tête, London, UK, August 2013
Visual Rhythms Live AV performance, Statione Topolo, Italy, July 2013
Fringe Festival Wellington, NZ, February 2012
Palazzo Ducale dal titolo, Pavullo, Modena, Italia, September 2012
South London Gallery, London, UK, April 2012
Asma Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2011
Mobile Phone Video Production, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, NZ, June 2011
Sharmanka Theatre, Ekaterinburg, Russia, August 2010
The Foundry, London, UK, March 2010
The Foundry, London, UK, August 2009
HeART beat Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia, August 2009
VIVA VIVA, P3, London, UK, December 2008
Mobilefest, Museu da Imagem e do Som do Estado, San Paulo, Brazil, November 2008
The Magnificent Seven, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2008
Landscapes of the Self exhibition, Red Gate Gallery London, September 2006
The Foundry, London, UK, September 2006
(re)ACTOR, London, UK, September 2006
Yes MAM, London, UK, June 2005
Le Placard Festival, London, UK, August 2005