Max Rudenko

Max Rudenko was born in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. He graduated from the School of Cinema and Television in 2009, where he studied documentary film directing (class of Marina Razbiezhkina) and feature film directing (class Vladimir Fenchenko). He continued to study at the Gerasimov State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), the Cinematography Department (class of Igor Klebanov), and graduated in 2015. He lives in Ukraine and works as documentary film director, cinematographer and producer. As a cinematographer he made 12 documentaries. In 2020, he formed an independent production company PARADOX FILM, based in Ukraine and focused on the production of documentaries.


  • Elevation, 2021, doc., 90 min.

  • A Portrait on the Background of Mountains, 2019, doc., 85 min.

  • Between the Wolf and the Dog, 2008, doc., 20 min.

  • I did what I wanted, 2008, doc., 20 min.