Shade began acting in the theater at the age of 8 when he made his stage debut as Oliver Twist and he was hooked. He appeared in over 15 productions through his early teens. At the age of 13, Shade began his film career with the lead role in award-winning author Patrick Carmen's short film adaptation of the book 3:15 Stories:The Beast. This role lead to Shade's decision to pursue film acting as a career.
Shade has since appeared in two commercials, as well as Heather Harlow's soon to be released short film The Punishing Business, Kimber Dion's recently released short film Goodbye, First Love, and Chris Buchal's short film Cycle Ends with You. Shade was thrilled to have a lead role in Blue Seraph's feature film, The Dark Place, picked up for world-wide distribution in 2014.
He is currently producing and acting in the documentary, At the Video Store, with director James Westby alongside actor Bill Hader and directors Gus Van Sant, John Sloss, Alex Ross Perry, Todd Haynes, Ted Hope and many others, set to be released in 2015. More news on this project soon!
Shade has recently accepted the role of young Dr. Christian in Polluted Picture's "eagerly anticipated" new feature film, Love Sick.
Shade is also a screenwriter. His short film screenplay Head Trip was selected as a semi-finalist at the Eerie Horror Film Festival in 2013, was selected as an official selection at the Sacramento International Film Festival , as well as the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in 2014. Head Trip also won Honorable Mention at the California International Film Festival and was selected as a Quarter Finalist at both the Shore Script ScreenwritingContest and the Creative World Awards competition in 2014.
He plans on producing Head Trip next year.