Maxim Gertler-Jaffe Maxim Gertler-Jaffe


I'm a filmmaker from Saskatoon, Canada currently based in London, UK.

My focuses include social/political documentaries and participatory, inventive, and speculative art/research methods.

I was line producer on the Emmy-nominated ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE, which screened at film festivals including TIFF and IDFA, had a North American theatrical run, and was broadcast worldwide. I was also assistant producer on THE TRUTH IS IN THE STARS, a Netflix-acquired documentary hosted by William Shatner and featuring Stephen Hawking, Ben Stiller, and Whoopi Goldberg. 

I worked for several years for White Pine Pictures where I contributed to the successful development and production of several feature documentaries. I'm currently developing projects with Ballinran Entertainment and Bliss Office.

I co-created the award-winning short scripted series WORLD AWAY and have produced, directed, and edited numerous short videos for promotions, campaigns, and events for clients such as the Writers’ Trust of Canada, Guy's and St Thomas' Charity (with The Social Innovation Partnership), and the National Education Union (with Small Axe Communications). 

In 2018, I completed an MA in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths, for which I ran a series of participatory speculative writing workshops as a way of engaging a community's socio-political imagination. I am now in production on a short animated speculative documentary and series of VR spaces about the future of Toronto's Chinatowns with architect/artist Linda Zhang.