Max Bishop

Comedy, Featured | 84 minutes | 2021 | 4K | USA


In this crime comedy, an out-of-work hitman finds employment as a janitor at the local elementary school. What could go wrong?

Max is trying to be a hitman. But like any aspiring entrepreneur, business can go south. Without a contract and in need of a job, Max finds employment as a janitor at the local elementary school. While Max tries to make sense of his new, murder-free environment, he finds himself under the surveillance of Lucy, a 10-year-old student who knows about Max’s prior occupation and wants to hire him to knock off her class bully. Wanting nothing more than to be a hitman, Max accepts the contract... but something is stirring inside him. As Max and Lucy’s worlds collide, and low rent mobsters become entangled in the hit, Max must choose between fulfilling his hitman dreams and recognizing the humanity of his target.

Cast & Credits

Chris Charais (The Ballad of Travis Hunter)
Iris Seifert (Under The Stadium Lights)
H.T. Altman (The Ballad of Travis Hunter)

Written, Produced, Edited & Directed by Jack Beranek

Winner: Best Feature Dramedy
Bare Bones Film Festival

Winner: Clu Gulager’s Best Youth Lead Actor – Iris Seifert
Bare Bones Film Festival

Nominee: Robert Rodriguez Indie Auteur of the Year – Jack Beranek
Bare Bones Film Festival

Max Bishop is a fantastic, surreal projection that creates its own genre.”
St. Paul Filmcast

Writer-director Jack Beranek’s Max Bishop could easily exist in the same universe as Joe Vs. The Volcano. They both present audiences with a humorous if slightly grim look at how redundant tasks and mind-numbing work can crush one’s soul.”
– Film Threat