Maxwell mcguire

Writer . Director


As a writer and director, Max's projects have been financed or distributed by; Netflix, Bron Studios, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corp, Hallmark, Lifetime, CBC tv, UPtv, Canada Council for the Arts, the Harold Greenberg Fund and a number other private international distributors.

Foreverland, his most personal movie, was produced by Bron Studios and Screen Siren Media. It was distributed theatrically by Eone in Canada and sold around the world. It stars Max Thieriot (Seal Team/Bates Motel), Laurence Leboeuf (Transplant) and Oscar nominees Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear) and Demian Bichir (The Bridge) along with Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Frewer and Thomas Dekker.

Max directed, Midnight at the Magnolia (Canadian Screen Award nominee for best TV movie) starring Natalie Hall and Evan Williams for Marvista Entertainment and Netflix, where it was a TOP 10 worldwide most watched movie over the holiday season.


Love at Look Lodge, starring Clark Backo and Jonathan Keltz recently premiered on Hallmark to over 2 million viewers this past fall while Mistletoe and Menorahs starring Kelley Jakle and Jake Epstein continues to air on Lifetime TV and around the world.


He recently directed Bury the Past, a thriller starring Sarah Allen and  Damon Runyon for Lifetime, along with multiple  movies for The Johnson Production Group, Fireside Pictures, Neshama Entertainment and Marvista Entertainment. and ReelWorld Management.

Max is actively developing, Wounded, a wilderness thriller which was invited to the International Film Finance Forum at TIFF and the IFP No Borders Market in New York. Development funding from the OMDC and Telefilm Canada.


Max is currently writing a passion project with his father about the perils of retirement, titled, Freedom 65, along with a number of other projects in development.



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