Max Mackenzie [Interview]


Hello Folks! Welcome back to another wonderful week here at Trainwreck’d Society! If you can rack your brains, and go back to about three months ago, you may remind a little gem of an indie film entitled Just Say Goodbye that was absolutely fantastic and still one of our favorite films of the year. Of course you remember it. Or at the very least, it is 2019 and you just clicked the link provided and gave it a gander and will soon know the love yourself. Either way, we are so excited to have the lead man from this project, and several other amazing pieces of work, gracing our digital pages today. It’s Max Mackenzie!

Max is an incredibly talented individual who we are so excited to have with us today. He has a great story to tell about his work in the world of performance, his work on the film we love so much, and what the future holds for this star on the rise. So Folks, please enjoy these wonderful responses from the even more wonderful performer, Max Mackenzie!




What inspired you to get into the world of entertainment? Was it an early aspiration you have had since a youth, or did you simply find yourself in this world one day? 

It was the Summer of 2014. Wanting to act is something I think was building up inside of me my whole life without my direct knowing, but it really was just like a one day thing where I realized this was something I wanted to try. Best decision I’ve ever made. 

What was your very first paid gig as a performer? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that you still use in your career today? 

My first paid gig was in the Summer of 2015 in Boston, MA. I made a WHOPPING 40 dollars for a photo shoot that was supposed to be used as a concept for a music video, but it never got made. At the time, I’m not so sure what I learned from it. But it’s nice to look back on stuff like that though and remember how excited I was to be getting paid anything to do this stuff, even if it was just 40 bucks. Although for the sake of my team, I can’t take work that pays so little anymore, thinking back reminds me of my roots and keeps my ego in check. It’s a beautiful thing, honestly. 

The film, and your performance within it, Just Say Goodbye, is an absolute masterpiece, in my opinion. It’s such a beautiful tragedy of a film that still sort of haunts almost 2 months after I saw it. So what are your thoughts on the final product that was the film? And what initially drew you to this project to begin with? 

Thank you so much, I appreciate that. I’m truly amazed with what we pulled off on such a minimal budget. I was drawn in by the subject matter, as I lost a friend to suicide my Sophomore year in high school. 



What has the audience reception been to the film since it was officially released this last May? Do you have any stories of people telling you what an impact it had on them? 

Quite a few! I’ve received so many messages from random people from all around the world who wanted to share the impact it had on them. Knowing my work has effected people in such a way is such a beautiful thing, and I’m so grateful for it. 

If you were handed the opportunity to portray the lead in the biopic of any historical figure in American history, who would it be? 

Tough question. In my mind, I’m thinking who I would actually be considered for based on my appearance, but if that didn’t matter TOO much I’d probably like to take on Tom Ford. He’s one of the most influential figures of international fashion AND film today. His career has been such an interesting turn of events from acting to fashion to directing. He is probably about 25 years out from having a biopic about him made, so let’s just put a pin in it for now. 

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers? 

I just wrapped on a new show for Amazon called The Hunt, starring Al Pacino & Logan Lerman where I play a character named Markus Roth. Keep an eye out for it in the next year! 

What was the last thing that made you smile? 

This question! 


Check out the trailer for Just Say Goodbye below, and use the Google machine to figure out how you can see this gem of a film for yourself.



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