About Mermax

My background is broad. I am an extremely well travelled, active 50 year old with a Masters in Fine Art (Digital) and a successful career in Writing, Music and Performance. My skills cut across many disciplines - with a built in ability to work with specialists when a project calls for it. I create content, lead small orchestras, organize large productions, budget video shoots and coordinate art installations. I have a strong sense of the importance of clear communication, and a proven ability to think strategically. I am a published writer and am currently working on animating my own music video clips while I prepare to hit the live stand-up comedy circuit in New York City.

  • Industry ComedyDigitalMediaMusicPodcastingPublishingResearchTelevisionVisual ArtsJournalism
  • Sector AudioBranded EntertainmentCreative ServicesMusic MarketingMusic ProductionOriginal ContentArt Direction
  • Preferred Job Title ActorCSO (Chief Strategic Officer)CopywriterCreative DirectorDirector Of MediaWriter
  • Companies Warner Music, Nickelodean

Summary

Max’s passion for all things digital and her participation in the exploration of the cutting edge expressive possibilities of digital media encompasses on-line, performance, animation and music. Recently Max was short listed for the prestigious Marrant Family Grant for her VR Art film, “Wizardry”.

A platinum selling Singer-Songwriter/Musician, Artist-Animator, and AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) graduate Max Sharam first came to light while performing in Florence, Italy, at age 18 when RAI News Anchor, Carlo Picone invited her to audition for a hit Italian musical. Max landed a lead role, allowing her to work alongside some of Italyʼs greatest talents. From continental Europe to the Orient, Max studied Taiko drums, fronted 2 bands in Japan and while there was introduced to the possibilities of digital technology. In ’93, already a budding ‘geek girl’ Max returned to Australia where her provocative appearance on a television talent show attracted wide audiences and critical acclaim.

A bidding war followed between the major recording labels and finally a Top 10 selling single. Her debut solo album A Million Year Girl (Warner, 1996) rocketed to the top of the Australian charts and quickly sold over 80,000 copies. Max Sharam has shared the stage with greats such as K.D. Lang, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Smith, Jakob Dylan, Tori Amos, and Ziggy Marley and toured with Cyndi Lauper and Chris Isaak.

Along with playing lead roles in various stage musicals, her own one-woman performance pieces have been part of Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hong Kong Fringe Festival & New York Arts Festival. Her video piece ‘Sleeping Beauties’ was included in the 2008 Berlin Film Festival and she performed and produced the music for AFI award winning documentary Forbidden Lie$ (also shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in February 08).

The digital realm is an arena where Max continues to conceive, create and thrive.

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