Maxwell Polley

State / Territory
New South Wales
Membership Type
Maxdigital Pty Ltd


  • Cinematographer
  • Second Unit Cinematographer
  • Camera Operator


  • Aerials
  • CASA Drone Pilot
  • Gimbal Operator
  • Underwater


  • Advertising
  • Corporate
  • Documentary
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Short Film
  • TV Drama
  • VR
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Max Polley is a freelance cameraman who started out shooting and editing news in the Northern Territory’s Outback. Locations ranged as far West as the Kimberley and as far East as Cape York.
Based between the Gold Coast and Sydney, Max works to produce a broad range of content for both television and online platforms.

The early 1990’s saw a move to London and over the next few years Max filmed everything from current affairs and sporting docos to music videos in over 50 countries.
Whilst based in Europe, he filmed behind the scenes on movies such as “A Fish Called Wanda”, “Boogie Nights”, James Cameron’s “Titanic” and more recently the “Lego Movie”, Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and “I Frankenstein”
Working to tight deadlines, Max also spent time based in the UK filming, editing and uplinking stories for the London News Network on a daily basis which has served as a terrific discipline for running his own business. Max is currently serving as Director of Photography on Foxtel's Love it Or List It Australia.
Max has received numerous ACS awards for his work as a Director of Photography.

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