Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP!as host Scott McCausey interviews author and cinematographerMax Elliot Anderson.
Max Elliot Anderson literally grew up in the film production business. His father, Ken Anderson, was the founder of Gospel Films in Muskegon, Michigan, and later, Ken Anderson Films. Mr. Anderson won Best Cinematographer for his work on the feature film, Pilgrim's Progress. This was also the first feature film for actor Liam Neeson, known for his work in Schindler's List, Star Wars, and other films. Max has also won national Telly awards for his productions of Youth Haven, a Safe Place for Kids, and Tracy's Choices. Tracy's Choices was also awarded Best Christian Documentary. Other programs he has produced have won numerous local, regional, state, and national awards.
Mr. Anderson was a producer on the nationally televised PBS special, Gospel at the Symphony that was nominated for an Emmy, and won a Grammy for the double album soundtrack. He has produced, directed, or shot over 500 national television commercials for True Value Hardware Stores.
In addition to his film and production work, Max Elliot Anderson has written thirty-five action-adventure and mystery manuscripts for readers eight and up, especially boys. Seven of these books, Newspaper Caper, Terror at Wolf Lake, North Woods Poachers, Mountain Cabin Mystery, Big Rig Rustlers, Secret of Abbott's Cave, and Legend of the White Wolf have been published. In the next few months, they will be republished. Those are expected to be followed by many more.