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April Maxey is a San Antonio, Texas native who graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a BFA in Film/Video. Her writing & directing credits include Girl Scouting, Polaroid Girl, This Is You And Me, & After You Left which have collectively screened at over 60 festivals across 14 countries and won 7 awards internationally, such as the 100Autori Award for Best Screenplay at the Sicilia Queer Film Fest in Italy, and Best International Narrative Short at Kashish Mumbai Queer Film Festival in India for her 2012 short Polaroid Girl. The screenplay for This Is You And Me, which she co-wrote with Summer Czajak, was 1 of 9 projects in the Berlinale Talents Short Film Station in 2015. April directed 2 episodes of the lesbian webseries SameSame, which premiered at Newfest 2016. Work, a one hour drama pilot she wrote, was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Outfest Screenwriting Lab. Her most recent short After You Left has played at 2019 festivals such as Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest, Outfest Fusion and HollyShorts Film Festival.

April also works as a freelance director of photography and editor, on branded content, short doc content, music videos, and more. April and Max Skaff co-founded their production company 422LUXE in 2016.

E: AprilRMaxey@gmail.com