Max the Video Maker

It’s not often that a budding video maker, 16 years old and still at school, is asked to work with a music legend.

But that’s what happened to Geraldine local, Max Paterson. Max was contacted by ‘Totally Locally Geraldine’  and offered the role of camera man for Jordan’s Luck music video ‘Geraldine’.

The music video was a blast and Max kindly sent us some fun ‘out-takes’ when Jordan visited us at the Barker’s shop.

Watch the final, full-length ‘Geraldine’ music video here!

“They invited me to coffee and pitched this pretty awesome idea that incorporated the Totally Local Geraldine community; a bit of the fun, wacky, funky side of Geraldine, and Jordan Luck’s song”, explained Max.

So that’s how things kicked off.  For Max, an opportunity to work with a huge production (a cast of half the town) and Jordan (lead singer and songwriter for The Exponents) was too good to turn down.

“I’ve lived in Geraldine my whole life. I absolutely love the wonderful rural community vibe that Geraldine maintains. It’s very much become a part of me. Although we were involved with half the town during the production, when it came to crew we were a pretty tight-knit bunch. Just myself, Merran (producer), Rachael (Assistant Director) and Jac (our sound man).”

Max told us that “Jordan Luck was so much fun to work with. From his cracker jokes, to his incredible impromptu excerpts (which almost always made the cut), we just couldn’t get enough of him.”

Max has always enjoyed art in many forms and his family has always had a strong musical influence. Max plays drums and keys, predominantly through a loop pedal, which he’s always loved. He’s also been involved in many different performing arts, even playing the lead in a full length play.

Photography is another of Max’s talents. This project was really a merging of all his different passions. Max has started a Diploma in Digital Film through the Southern Institute of Technology. He’s also taking smaller one-off classes such as Mainz Audio Engineering, Aaron Sorkin’s Screenwriting class, and others. “I still continue to work on my school curriculum, leaving a little space for commissioned based work.” Photography at Kaiteriteri beach

The Geraldine crew

After the premiere of ‘Geraldine With Jordan Luck’ at the Geraldine Cinema [L-R: Jordan Luck, Max Paterson, Merran Blake, Jac Paterson]

Max doesn’t let the grass grow. Check out the content on his social media platforms, where his talent is obvious: YouTube, Facebook and Flickr.

Max, you are an inspiration and we wish you well.