Having spent over 15 years in the music video business, Shane has seen the good and bad of the industry. While Drake has personally experienced the inspirational effect music can have on the soul, he has experienced first-hand the devastating effects of addiction that run so rampant among the music community. Now, over 2 years sober he has also seen the transforming power of recovery.
“Recovery, like music, is a gift, in that it is meant to be shared for the edification of the entire community”
Shane has joined forces with Above the Noise Foundation in order to bring this gift to the world. Combining his experience in the music industry along with the strength, which he draws from recovery, he hopes to bring healing to families and individuals who have struggled with addiction and alcoholism.
Drake’s love for filmmaking would eventually lead him to his first significant mentor — a music video director who channeled his foray into the world of music cinema. Drake’s visual style has since shined in the music videos of the industry’s brightest stars (Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Timbaland, Paramore, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Will I Am, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Daughtry, to name a few), attracting the viewership of millions across the globe.
Through his history with multi-platinum artists, Drake can be credited for helping shape the original visual styles for many popular bands. One of the more noteworthy instances is Panic! At the Disco’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” the band’s first single to have a music video. The video — which won Video of the Year at the 2006 MTV VMAs, and was voted MTV’s Best VMA Winning Video of All Time in 2011 — was Drake’s first award-winning video, and only the beginning in a series of highly acclaimed works. Drake would go on to win top honors at the CMA, ACM and CMT award shows.
In addition to music videos, Drake has also seen significant attention for his commercial and branded work. He joined American Idol and Ford to launch the team’s “on air” music video spots into a new level of creativity and viewership— all of which premiered on American Idol.
More recently, Drake has continued his pursuit of excellence in the world of music videos and short films, creating exciting new work for such artists as Motley Crue, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Tegan & Sara, Yo Gotti, Chris Brown and The New Girl’s Lamorne Morris. Currently, Drake is starting production on Moving Day, his first major feature film.
Shane Drake is a filmmaker hailing from Redding, California.
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