Max Gutierrez is an ASC award-winning cinematographer and director for commercial, promotional and music video production. A member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild, he has an eye for visual storytelling, a sincere appreciation for the collaborative process and a passion for motion imaging.
His directing portfolio has been honored by some of the most recognized organizations and award shows in the business, including the One Club, The Clio Awards, The Addy’s and the Young Director Award at Cannes. In 2008, he was profiled in Shots Issue 102 and Create Magazine.
With over fifty music videos and live music shows to his credit, Max has shot such bands and artists as Phoenix, The Airborne Toxic Event, Weezer, Snoop Dogg, The All-American Rejects and The Doobie Brothers. His directing has been featured in Billboard Magazine (April ’11) and nominated for Best Music Video of the Year honors by the Latin Grammys, MTV Europe, the Premios Juventud Awards and the Orgullosamente Latino.
Through his work in television, Max has teamed up with NBC, CBS and HBO to shoot episodes and promos for such shows as Last Call With Carson Daly, The CBS Early Show, Eastbound and Down, True Blood, Girls, Real Time with Bill Maher, Game of Thrones and The Newsroom.
The American Society of Cinematographers has twice recognized his cinematography, first with the A.S.C. Heritage Award for Outstanding Cinematography Honorable Commendation in 2005 and later with a nomination for the same award in 2006.
That same year, Max first stepped into features photographing such films as FLOURISH, starring Jen Morrison (House, Star Trek) and Leighton Meister (Gossip Girl) and Something’s Killing Tate, starring Jocko Sims (Jarhead, Dreamgirls, Crash the series). The Frozen, his most recent collaboration starring Brit Morgan (TRUE BLOOD) AND Noah Segan (BRICK, LOOPER), was released in Winter 2013.
A San Francisco native, Max graduated from UC Berkeley before joining Broadcast Production at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. In 2006, he furthered his education earning his Masters Degree in Film and Video Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.