Photo by Tae-nyun Kim

Maxime Chudeau, born in France in 1991, is an independent animation filmmaker based in NYC. 
A graduate of the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in scenography, Maxime has blended his skills in dramaturgy, 3D animation, set design and sound design to write films that explore atmospheric storytelling, ruthless power dynamics and immersive soundscapes. 
His awarded first short film, CIRCVS MAXIMVS (2022), screened at prestigious festivals such as Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Manchester Animation Festival (UK), and Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), among others.
Maxime is currently finishing his next film, HIGHLIFE (2024).