Maxim Jago on Film Making, VR and The Future


Filmmaker and Futurist Maxim Jago joins Steve Waskul at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. This is a wide ranging interview covering many topics including Maxim’s latest projects and thoughts on future technologies.

About Maxim Jago

Maxim Jago is a media trainer, presenter, award-winning writer, and film director. He’s also an Adobe Master Trainer, a Grass Valley Master Trainer, author of the EDIUS Prime course book, an Avid Certified Instructor, and the creator of the ESP Teaching system—his own teaching system to make complex technologies accessible and meaningful for creative minds. He presents regularly at media events, has trained editors all around the world and been published in magazines, and has taught everyone from schoolchildren to university professors, from ABC’s top editors in Australia to the BBC’s tech gurus in the UK.

Maxim Jago began directing at 16, and studied film at the Bournemouth and Pool College of Art and Design, and then the Farnham Art college (later named the Surrey Institute of Art & Design). While studying, he worked continually on new projects, trying new roles and collaborating with all comers.

After leaving Farnham, he embarked on a series of short films, going on to produce and direct Trust Me, a feature length documentary about the work of abstract theater director, Richard Foreman.

After the success of Trust Me, Maxim began writing Orpheus Rising, which is now into its development phase.

Learn more about Maxim by visiting his website.