Max Stossel wrote this poem as he waited for the F train at West 4th on a day where it just WASN’T coming. It was a particularly hot and sweaty day and as the station filled up it got hotter and sweatier. Eventually he realized they were 250 people staring into a black tunnel and he started trying to make eye contact with people. Love & life’s greatest opportunities are hiding right in front of our faces… and breathing hot, disgusting air down our necks.
Written by Max Stossel / Directed by Matthew Freidell / Cinematography by Sean Ferry / Starring Rachel Berman & Ryan Weiss / Choreography by Celia Rowlson-Hall
Max Stossel has worked in social media since the early days of Twitter. He started out selling personalized health coaching on Facebook & Twitter for a company that was struggling to make sales through traditional channels. He went on to run social for Budweiser, where he drove a 3,400% increase in average engagement, before being trained by Gary Vaynerchuk and creating social strategies for Dove and several Fortune 100 brands. From there he began building Ocho & working with a variety of startups on their social media strategies and user experience. He very occasionally writes actionable social media advice for The Huffington Post. Max also has a talent for modern content. His first poetry video, “Subway Love” was an immediate viral success. His work has been featured by a wide variety of media.