Nashville, TN may seem like an unlikely place to spark filmmaking dreams, and Blake McClure’s first inspiration came from an equally unlikely source, the Ernest movies, which filmed in and around his East Nashville neighborhood. Seeing those crews produce movie magic revealed the world of filmmaking to McClure, and he later began his own career as a PA on the set of the Coen Brothers' O Brother Where Art Thou?
In the years that followed, he honed his talents -- ultimately becoming a top tier cinematographer. He went on to shoot four seasons of SNL Shorts with superstars like Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hanks. He also has an ASC Best Cinematography award for his work on the first four seasons of Comedy Central’s star-studded Drunk History, featuring celebs like Will Farrell, Octavia Spencer and Aubrey Plaza.
Currently, much of McClure's time is spent shooting and directing TBS’s series Miracle Workers starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi, as well as NBC’s AP Bio, which stars Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt.
In demand as both a cinematographer and director, Blake has filmed in a variety of locations including Prague, Cambodia, Mexico City, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Copenhagen, Toronto, and all over the United States.