Drake Leblanc is this week’s featured Art Circle artist. He is a filmmaker and media artist, and Founder and Creative Director of Above the Beyond, a media powerhouse responsible for creating disruptive, thought provoking film and digital content. Drake is also a resident creative artist at Basin Arts.
I got into film because I saw both of my parents using cameras to document things that were important to them. As I got older, I realized that the black community was often underrepresented in media and fine art and even when they were present, it was never at the same high standards as other demographics. This developed into my mission to give my community and culture a platform to share our stories in the best way possible with style and grace.
I’ve been doing film professionally since 2016 (when I graduated high school). Everyday I try to beat what I did yesterday in creativity and quality but if I had to pick my most creative project it would be my “Silence of Quarantine”.
Each week Basin Arts is featuring a different artist in the hopes that readers will get to know more about the diverse range of artists in our community. Read more about Drake Leblanc below.
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