Max is just old enough to remember editing video using VHS tape decks but too young to have a true appreciation for the phrase "cutting room floor." He's successfully circumnavigated the pressures of having a 9-5 by freelancing as a director and editor in Boston. He reassures his mom that things will be okay, showing her videos he's directed for Google, Panera, Foxwoods and Adidas as part of digital campaigns for Boston-based ad agency Mullen. She concedes those look a bit more professional than the high school track team highlight videos he used to make. Needless to say, his mother seems to enjoy dressing up for film festivals and occasionally seeing his work on the New York Times website.