Drue Metz  aka Drue Grit
Writer/Director
       

 

Origins:         San Francisco East Bay

 

Specialty:

Feature Film/TV Directing

Screenwriting, multi-media writing

Creative Direction - Copywriting
Novelist

 

Approach:

The theme, the performance and the transformation. Documentary-realist,

dramatic improvisation, cinematic visuals.

 

Interests:

Long/short form narrative.
Commercial/Cinematic Music Videos.
Making awesome music videos for my fellow Baydestrians.  (BAY AREA NATIVES)


 

For the record:  

  • Touring the country with THE LOVE EFFECT film and organization

  • Branded content currently showing on millions of Apple devices around the world

  • Directed for James Franco.  Called him James-y

  • Fight on Trojans / SF Giants / Warriors

  • Wears only Persols

  • GRAND JURY PRIZE and BEST DIRECTOR for THE LOVE EFFECT Film @ Santa Monica International Film Festival

  • Lover of the following emojis:  ✌🏻😎

 

Social:   @druegrit  //  druegrit.com

 

Direct:   drue@swankyflicks.com 

 
bio

 

Drue describes his life as doing one of three things:  writing, directing or hustling.

 

Living in Los Angeles, he has written, directed, produced, shot or contributed to over 90 film and video productions.  He co-directed James Franco's Feature Film DON QUIXOTE and is writing/directing content for Swanky Flicks & Replay Collective.

 

Drue directed and co-wrote "K GREAT THANKS" a television pilot for Dany Garcia & THE ROCK'S SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS, He served as a writer and director for a myriad of Warner Bros. Justice League movie Campaign material in the AR/VR space and just had the world premiere of the pilot and second episode of "WORDS & ACTIONS" television show on Amazon Prime.

In addition to various creative writing assignments, Drue is an avid screenwriter, re-writer, "ghoster", copywriter and soon to be novelist. Drue is the co-founder and creative director of The Love Effect Organization, raising awareness on depression, suicide and love through their award-winning film and interactive program.

 

He's currently preparing his novel debut The Incredible Existence of You and is in development on a feature film. Drue is always looking for meaningful multi-media content to write or direct for others like haaaaaaaaay. (Drue wrote that part.)

 
FLICKS

 

 

DIRECTOR'S REEL
I write, I direct, I have fun. Don't believe me? Just watch. :) 

Jarryd James - The Final Films

From his EP HIGH

"Sure Love" - Teaser

Starring Serinda Swan & Tyler Atkins

writer/director

"THE LOVE EFFECT" - Cinema
director / co-writer

 

•  Winner - GRAND JURY PRIZE - The Santa Monica International Film Festival •  Winner -  BEST DIRECTOR
     •  Nominated - Best Original Screenplay by Tyler Atkins, Ari Blinder & Drue Metz
     •  Nominated - Best Cinematography by Doug Potts
•  Winner - BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Malibu International Film Festival

•  Winner - BEST LEAD ACTOR - Tyler Atkins - Hollywood Short Film Festival

•  Nominated 2016 SAMHSA Voice Award.

DenManTau "FACES" - Cinematic Music Visual
writer / director

"LOST IN LOS ANGELES" - Feature Film Teaser
writer / director

"RAUXA LOVES DATA" - Branded Content
director

"LOST IN LOS ANGELES" - Feature Film Teaser
writer / director

Apple -  Branded Content - "Fun Time"

writer / director

Sean Cole "ALMOST FAMOUS" - Cinematic Visual
writer / director

Apple - WWDC - Hypertable

director