Maximilian Andreas Schmidt is a film director and audiovisual artist from Germany.
Born 1994 in North Rhine Westphalia, Greek roots. High school diploma, then completed training in camerawork and montage. Some music, stage experiences as an actor in theaters and started a studie in literature. He is now studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne since 2018 and is part of the filmmaker-duo "the XZ.". So far he did several short films, commercials, video arts and music videos.

official selection, Generate!° Festival für elektronische Künste 2017 - "SAG ES NICHT"
official selection, MACHT KUNST! Video art competition presented by UFA  - "FREQUENYC"
official selection, BIIF - Best Independents International Filmfestival 2017 - "HEILIG" MUSIC VIDEO
special mention jury prize, backup filmfestival weimar 2017 - "HEILIG" MUSIC VIDEO"
best music video december 2016, noisey germany - "HEILIG" MUSIC VIDEO​​​​​​​