In 2017 Maxim worked with Professor Amelia Oldfield of Anglia Ruskin University, to record a series of meetings that she held with families who had received music therapy in 2000-2002. Although the original intention was to document these sessions for teaching purposes the project turned into the successful and groundbreaking OPERATION SYNCOPATION, a feature-length documentary about the effectivess of music therapy for young children with autism.
OPERATION SYNCOPATION screened at the 2017 Cambridge Film Festival and won the Silver Punt Audience Award for best Feature Documentary, and has since been screened at music therapy conferences in London, Cambridge, Dallas and Wurzburg.
Made at University on the back of a £1000 Kickstarter. A disturbing examination of the psychological decay of an isolated undergraduate. Filmed entirely from the viewpoint of the main character’s laptop screen in his increasingly squalid room the film anticipated UNFRIENDED and SEARCHING by portraying a life lived online through a screen.