BLAKE PRUITT

 

Blake Pruitt is a writer, director, editor, producer, activist, and drag performer living in New York City. He's a graduate of the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

 

His short documentary 20MALEGAYNYC was featured on Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, The Advocate, and The Huffington Post, as well as film festivals internationally. A subsequent web series about young gay life, Male Gays, aired on LogoTV.com; that was followed by a UK spinoff: 20MALEGAY.

 

His experimental short camchat screened at film festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Blake’s short doc for Logo TV about intergenerational dating among gay men has over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

 

Blake's narrative short Read Aloud had its world premiere at NewFest 2015.

 

Blake is the proud Associate Producer of Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley, which had a theatrical run at the MoMA in 2015 and is currently streaming on Criterion Channel.

 

Blake produced four music videos from the 2015 Christmas Queens album (Katya, Sharon Needles, Jiggly Caliente, and Ginger Minj). He produced and appeared in the music video for of Montreal's It's Different for Girls

Most recently, Blake has worked in episodic television as Post Production Coordinator on Evil and Mr. Mayor and in feature films as Apprentice Editor on Andrew Ahn's Fire Island (2022) and Assistant Editor on an upcoming documentary about the obesity crisis

Blake been a working drag performer for over five years, during which time she’s produced and performed in my his shows ranging from brunch to political fundraisers to large-scale drag competitions. He's also an organizer with Reclaim Pride Coalition and IfNotNow.

Blake Pruitt