Maksim Varfolomeev


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2021Executive Director, Director, Producer, film production and postproduction
FIVE Pictures is my own small Dubai-based film production company, an award-winning team of creatives. We produce brand films, shorts and commercials, from the first concept to the final cut.
Maksim Varfolomeev
FIVE Pictures FZ LLE
2011 - 2015Director, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Design, Postproduction
Film (Feature)
Maksim Varfolomeev
FIVE Pictures, Dubai
2014Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Sound Design, Postproduction
Never Stop Chanting
Maksim Varfolomeev
Awakening the Soul, Dubai
2010 - 2011Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Design
Film (Docu)
Glimpses of Vraja
Maksim Varfolomeev
Vrindavan Experience
2009 - 2011Founder, Strategist, Designer, SM content copywriter
Vrindavan Experience,
Maksim Varfolomeev
Vrindavan Experience
2005 - 2009Director of Communications and PR
Human Rights Advocacy Campaign, Almaty, KazakhstanISKCON Kazakhstan
2003 - 2005Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor
Television / TV
Self-realization (‘Samoosoznaniye) TV series
Maksim Varfolomeev
Almaty TV, Kazakhstan
1999 - 20033D / Motion & Graphics Designer, Sound Design, Editor
Studio Five, Russia
Fyodor Samsonov
Studio Five, Russia
1998 - 1999Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics, Editor, Production
Maxima Communication GroupMaxima Communication Group
1993 - 1998Video Editor, Motion Graphics Designer
Television / TV
Agava TV Channel, RussiaAgava TV Channel, Omsk, Russia
  • Education

    1996Diploma in Programming and System AnalysisOmsk State Technical University (OSTU)

    About me

    Hi, I am Max, a Dubai-based award-winning director with background in advertisement. I shot a film that won me 13 awards, a TV series, filmed commercials and corporates. I am in it since 1993, editing, filming, doing motion graphics, sound design, screenwriting and constantly learning. I love creative ideas, I go for the story, I had won awards myself and helped businesses and filmmakers to get their projects off the ground. Looking forward to help you with yours!

    Additional Information

    Maksim Varfolomeev (1974, Russia) has been in the filmmaking/advertisement field since 1993, starting on TV as an editor. In 1998 he switched to commercials. After 6 years in advertisement in 2003 he shifted to Almaty, Kazakhstan, founded a production company and filmed a Self-realization (Samoosoznaniye) TV series running on Kazakhstan TV for three seasons. In 2005 he joined an international advocacy campaign for human rights in Kazakhstan as a director of communications and PR. In 2009 he returned to filmmaking and moved to India where he founded Vrindavan Experience production company and a web community with the same name, while simultaneously studying Vedic philosophy and culture. He filmed and produced Glimpses of Vraja (2011), Never Stop Chanting (2014, Dubai), Reconnection (2015, Vrindavan, India), and in 2016 ran a successful crowdfunding and SM campaign for a free release of the film. In 2017 he moved to Dubai, where he founded FIVE Pictures, a brand storytelling, advertisement and film production studio.


    These young professionals have exactly the kind of spirit talent and work ethic that you need for your next production. I have been in the business for just over 50 years and I am deeply impressed with this young couple and would recommend them to anyone looking to up level their business or next project. - GEOFFREY GIULIANO, Actor, Author, **contact removed** , **contact removed** ‬ IMDb link:

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Russian
    Experienced in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Television