Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival and an official selection of more than 10 international festivals, MAXED OUT was written, directed and produced by James Scurlock. The film was released by Magnolia Pictures in March 2007 and was one of the best reviewed films of the year, landing on several top 10 lists, including the Washington Post and Mother Jones. The film has been screened at the United States Capitol and received the national media award from the National Association of Consumer Attorneys in 2007. Red Envelope Entertainment/Magnolia Home Entertainment released the DVD in June 2007 and it quickly rocketed to the third-most queued film on Netflix.
MAXED OUT is James D. Scurlock's first feature film. He is also the author of "Maxed Out: Hard Times and Easy Credit" which was published by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner in March 2007. It just recently won the prestigious 2008 Ridenhour Prize.