Max Brown is an Australian Asian actor of Singaporean descent, based in Melbourne and Sydney. Unusually, Max’s career in film and TV began behind the camera, working in production for Australian broadcasters and networks before he received encouragement from Sam Worthington to step across to the other side of the camera as an actor. Beginning with a guest role on Home and Away, more recently Max Brown has been on Australia's other favourite prime time soap, Neighbours, where he played the new love interest for Kate Kendall. Following that, he played real life Australian Asian Anzac Samuel Tongway in an episode of 'Bringing Our Stories Home' on ABC iview.
Below: Max joins Asian Pop Radio's Jay John and Jhube to chat about his work
Further down: A highlight from Max's short film 'Kung Blue' and 'Glitch season 2 trailer'.
The following year, Max was part of the cast of short film 'Waiting For Angel' a Screen Australia and Tasmania Wide Angle production that has since aired on ABC2 and several international festivals. 2016 also saw Max play Kevin Dang in the Foxtel mini series 'Secret City', starring Jacki Weaver, Ana Torv and Alex Dimitriades and directed by Emma Freeman.
More recently his short film parody about racial diversity in the TV industry, Kung Blue, was selected by the Human Rights Arts Film Festival and toured the nation. Max was also cast opposite 80s action legend Jean-Claude Van Damme for an Ultratune commercial.
In 2017 Max has wrapped a role as David Goldman on Glitch season 2, starring Patrick Brammal, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan and directed by Emma Freeman and Tony Krawitz. Both seasons have recently been available on the popular streaming network Netflix. This year also saw his first film, the independent crime feature 'We’re Not Here to Fuck Spiders' alongside Lyndsay Farris, Stephanie King and Fayssal Bazzi, directed by Josh Reed and produced by Rob Gibson and Sarah-Jane McAllan. With a body of work leaning towards the romantic interest, Max hopes to continue to help redefine the role of Asian and diverse characters in western media, specifically Asian males as romantic and heroic leads. To this end, he is a volunteer with the Equity Committee for the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance.
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Edited 23/09/17: A previous version of this article did not name a producer for "We're Not Here to Fuck With Spiders" and has since been amended.
Written by: Media Release - Third Culture PR, Jason Gipps