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 @ SMIFF 2016

  • 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 70 film and video productions.  He co-directed James Franco's Feature Film DON QUIXOTE and is writing/directing content for Swanky Flicks & Replay Collective.

 

Most recently, he finished directing and co-writing "K GREAT THANKS" a television pilot for Dany Garcia’s SEVEN BUCKS PRODUCTIONS currently being acquired for online teleivsion.  He also directed the television pilot and second episode of "WORDS & ACTIONS".

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 in development on two feature films including LOST IN LOS ANGELES starring Shwayze and Tyler Atkins and another major untitled project. He is looking for short-form content to direct like haaaaaaaaay. (Drue wrote that part.)

 
FLICKS

 

 

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

"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.

Apple -  Branded Content - "Fun Time"

writer / director

Apple - WWDC - Hypertable

director

DenManTau "FACES" - Cinematic Music Visual
writer / director

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

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

"RAUXA LOVES DATA" - Branded Content
director

Jarryd James - The Final Films

From his EP HIGH

"Sure Love" - Teaser

Starring Serinda Swan & Tyler Atkins

writer/director

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