Civic Films is gritty, mixed media storytelling. Civic Films celebrates Native people in creative industries and prioritizes working with Native American artists. Civic Films productions are dynamic combinations of dreamlike visual art and layered audio mixes as soundtracks.
Fox Maxy is a Payómkawish and Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians filmmaker based in San Diego, CA. Her first feature length film, Gush, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2023. For 2022-2024, she is a Vera List Center Borderlands Fellow created by the New School, Parsons New York and Arizona State University. In 2022, Fox was awarded the opportunity to be the Sundance Institute’s Merata Mita Fellow. In 2020, COUSIN Collective supported the director with her first grant. Fox’s work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NY, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), ImagineNative Film festival, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), BlackStar Film Festival and Lincoln Center among other places. Currently she is working on her second feature film about mental health.
where to see work currently:
Academy museum of motion pictures
*available in LA until Aug 2024
LA Times, november events, “Dusty Tapes”
read about past screenings:
Blessings and transmutations, interview
Nd/nf 2023, film at lincoln center
MoMA, halloween, “Gush”
Hyperallergic, what to see, “Gush”
Sundance film fest 2023, “Gush”
Brooklyn acadmy of music program, 2023
Toronto int film fest 2023, “F1ghting”
Deadline, sundance Mereta Mita fellow 2022
Filmmaker magazine, “Gush”