CV Max Bloching

Date of Birth:        18.08.1994, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Address:                 Erkstrasse 21, 12043 Berlin
Mobile:                   +44 7761 614494 / +49 176 25269239

2020 – 2022           Goldsmiths, University of London, MA Artists` Film and Moving Image, part-time
2017 – 2020            The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), BA (Hons) Social Anthropology, 1st Class
2014 – 2015             University for Film and Television Munich, visiting student

Film – directed work:

2022        Sleeping Glaciers Dreaming Slowly (pre-production)
2021        What current is under the sea?, 17 mins. Installation, ‘Second Body’ group show at ATP Gallery, London
2020        Unwritten Letters, 59 mins. Co-directed with Abd Alrahman Dukmak. Producer, camera, sound, montage.
Screenings among others at:
Creative Mentorship Program 2019 | Royal Anthropological Institute; Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon 2020; RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2021; Ethnografilm Paris 2021; Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology 2021; Mimesis Documentary Festival, Boulder, Colorado, USA 2021; The Archive of Migrant Memories, Rome; Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Baltimore, USA 2021, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Bard College, New York, VU Amsterdam, University of Bremen etc.
*Winner of the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize
*Distributed by the Royal Anthropological Institute
2013 – present: direction of various music videos for artists like Me and Marie, Gise, Henning Sieverts etc.

Film – sound work:

Freelance sound recordist for clients such as Netflix, Al Jazeera, KBS, PBS, Visual Artists, Universal Music e.g.:

2023        James Richards at Bonner Kunstverein, sound design
2022        Birkenstock x Benedict Redgrove; Dir: Benedict Redgrove, sound recordist 
                The Other Mendelssohn; Dir.: Sheila Hayman, sound recordist 
                 Innocence; Dir: Guy Davidi, sound recordist
2021        Women in newsrooms, Prod: Soo Jeong Kim for KBS, sound recordist
2020        Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt, sound recordist
2019        The Devil Next Door, Dir. Jossi Bloch and Daniel Sivan, Netflix Documentary, sound recordist
2018        Printed Circuit, Dir: Dan Robert Lahiani, video installation, sound recordist
2017        The Astronaut, Prod: HFF Munich; Dir: Linda Schiwa Klinghammer, musician
                The Orphan´s Gift, Dir: Dan Robert Lahiani, video installation, sound recordist
2016        Never Look Away, Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmark, add. assistant director
                Battleship Approven, Dir: Marwah Tibi, Zainab Productions for Al Jazeera, sound recordist
                For Medalia Productions, Israel & Palestine, sound recordist:
                Sacred, Dir: Hilla Medalia
                The Oslo Diaries, Dir: Daniel Sivan & Mor Loushy
                Muhi - Generally Temporary, Dir: Tamir Elterman and Rina Castelnuovo
                Kosher Beach, Dir: Karin Kainer
2015        My Art, USA, Prod: Andrew Fierberg, Dir: Laurie Simmons, 2nd assistant director
                The Eremites, Italy, Prod: Zischlermann Filmproduktion, Dir: Ronny Trocker, ass. location manager
                The Skin of Others, Germany, Prod: Loptafilm, Dir: Thomas Stiller, 2nd assistant director

Conferences & Workshops:

2023        RAI Film Conference 2023, ‘Envisioning planetary futures through ethnography and multiple media’, speaker
2022        HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, film symposium, writer
                 Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya; scriptwriting workshop with Bard College New York, tutor
                 Bard College New York, Bard College Palestine, Bard College Berlin; guest speaker
2021        HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, peer reviewer
                Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya; filmmaking workshop with Bard College New York, tutor
                ‘Mediterranean Crossings. Refusal and Resistance in Uncertain Times’, anthropological conference, University of Milan, speaker
                Royal Anthropological Institute Conference 2021, Panel Discussion: Chronotopes During Crisis, contributor
                Open City Doc, participant at Archives in Non-Fiction Cinema workshop with Onyeka Igwe
2019        Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival (RAI), participant at Creative Mentorship
                Locarno Film Festival, participant at Basecamp
                Open City Doc, participant in Documentary Storytelling workshop with Catalin Brylla

Double bass (training with Henning Sieverts (HMTM Munich) and Wolfgang Lauppe (Bayerische Staatsoper)
2011-present: Session musician for artists like HMLTD, Xvoto, Gise, Martina Eisenreich, Tom Zimmer etc
2011 – present: Levantino; jazz trio. Release of debut album “Chapter One” (2014) @ GLM Music; 100+ concerts  across Europe; 200+ engagements as live music band.
Awards:  Nomination “European Young Artists´ Jazz Award Burghausen” 2014; “Creole“ world music award 2013; Award for Arts and Culture of Rosenheim 2012; Bavarian Youth Jazz Award Jugend Jazzt 2010

2015        Volkstheater Munich; Siegfried by Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel Dir: Christian Stückl, music
2014        Volkstheater Munich; The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare; Dir: Christian Stückl, assistant composer
2013        Volkstheater Munich; Ghetto by Joshua Sobol Dir: Christian Stückl, music and supporting actor

Misc.: German (native), English (very good), French (good). Driver’s License. Mental Health First Aid responder.