IS A LOS ANGELES-BASED CINEMATOGRAPHER AND IATSE 600 CAMERA OPERATOR, FOCUSING ON both PROFICIENT TECHNICAL ABILITY AND EMOTIVE IMAGERY THAT MOVES A STORY FORWARD.
HIS LOVE OF FILM BEGAN AT AN EARLY AGE, HAVING WRITTEN HIS FIRST FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY AT THE AGE OF 13 AND SHOOTING DOZENS OF SHORT FILMS WITH HIS FRIENDS. BUT after getting IN TROUBLE FOR MANUFACTURING HIS OWN SQUIBS, he started focusing on other career paths WITHIN THE INDUSTRY.
Drew received FORMAL instruction FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA'S LIMITED-ACCESS FILM BFA PROGRAM where he focused in motion picture cinematography. An opportunity provided to him through family friends of ALLEN DAVIAU, ASC (E.T., The Extra-terrestrial, Empire of the sun) afforded drew the ability to study the craft of lighting first-hand from one of the great CINEMATOGRAPHIC masters, two-time academy award-winner John Toll, asc (Braveheart, legends of the fall).
THOUGH TRAINED ON 16 AND 35MM MOTION PICTURE FILM, DREW HAS LONG BEEN A PROPONENT OF DIGITAL ACQUISITION SYSTEMS, CURRENTLY FAVORING the ARRI line of CINEMA CAMERAS. HIS professional WORK HAS TAKEN HIM TO BOTH INHABITED AND REMOTE LOCATIONS IN 25 COUNTRIES AND HAS BEEN SHOWCASED INTERNATIONALLY AT THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES' COURT MÉTRAGE (2011) AND MULTIPLE DOMESTIC FILM FESTIVALS, INCLUDING SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL'S "PROJECT:DIRECT" (2009) AND THE PRODUCER'S GUILD OF AMERICA'S "MAKE YOUR MARK" SHORTS COMPETITIONS (2014) WHERE THEY PLACED IN THE TOP-TEN IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CATEGORIES.
Today, DREW STRIVES TO MERGE HIS CLASSICAL STUDY OF FILM WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS.
In his spare time, Drew is an avid PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER, DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER and is restoring his beloved W460 Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen, affectionately nicknamed "Puchy."