‘Maximus’ is a story of heartache, imagination and magic! Written and directed by Richard Prendergast, the film follows young India as she tells the story of her brave brother, Maximus to a seemingly uninterested listener, Mike. What follows is a story only a child could concoct. A story of loss and triumph. Of wizards and beasts. Of Angels and Warriors. This isn’t some random fantastical story, this is a carefully curated plan by a young girl desperate to tell the tale of her brother. This is Maximus. We hope you enjoyed this special film please help us to support the wizards of today by donating here www.justgiving.com/maximusfilm
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The film marks the 2nd instalment of Birdbox.Film’s monthly ‘Film Club’. At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd March, users will be able to tune into a discussion with producer Rachel Prendergast, and exec producer Benjamin Hartley. Director and Writer Richard Prendergast and hosted by The Big Picture Film Club.
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