Based in Chicago, Blake grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and was attracted to filmmaking at a young age. He started writing fiction in elementary school, which led to screenplays and shooting short films, and blossomed into filmmaking once he reached high school.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University, where he gained a wide set of experience and acclaim. Since graduating college he's successfully crowdfunded over $17,000 for his films, had his movies play in Kansas City festivals, produced over 100 pieces of web content, written and directed over 15 short films and is currently finishing sound and color on his first feature film, The City of Dried Fountains.
He's currently the Junior Digital Designer for Mediavine, Inc. where he's in charge of video content and podcasts. As a video producer/editor, Blake starts with what the piece needs to impart on the audience then constructs his work from there. As a filmmaker, Blake directs films surrounding Missouri and Kansas City, basing narratives off characters that embody the culture he grew up with.
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