Shae Paterson

Shae Paterson

Cinematographer, Filmmaker and Director of Photography

Toronto, Canada

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December 2014
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About Shae

Shae Paterson is a Canadian filmmaker with over seven years professional experience in the industry. He has worked as a director of photography for a variety of projects including content for Google socials, CBC Olympics, The United Nations, and HBO's
Dolph Lundgren doc featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, to name a few. He's shot music videos for Brett Kissel, Selci, Mitchell Lawler and Damien La-grange, the latter which landed in Northwest Fest International Film Festival. He shot the documentary for Calgary noise-punk band Dri Hiev, which ended up with multiple festival placements in 2021.

Shae's professional training in entertainment production has brought him all over the world. His extensive work as a camera operator, grip and gaffer provides him with a multifaceted approach to cinematography.



  • Beautiful Distraction

    Beautiful Distraction (2016 - 2017)
    Film by Shae Paterson Media Director/ Editor/ DP Damian La Grange is a singing and rapping piano player whose production style blends live instruments with synthesizers. Beautiful Distraction, his newest single, released January 4, 2017 incorporates elements of indie rock, hip hop and R&B. The lyrical content dives into the difficulty of balancing a romantic relationship with the pursuit of a creative career. Finding someone who understands your passion and whose demons dance well with your own.

  • Rath Bicycle

    Rath Bicycle (2017)
    Documentary by Micheal Manus DP A short doc about a small family run bicycle restoration company based out of Calgary, Alberta.

  • FrankenStyle

    FrankenStyle (2017)
    Film by Shaelee Crzybull First AC A music video shot in the style of classic horror movies. I got the chance to assist DOP, Josh Engel as the first AC on the production.

  • KnowGMO

    KnowGMO (2016)
    Documentary by Nick Saik First AC A short film about the use of GMO's in our society today.

  • RDPSD - Teacher Efficacy

    RDPSD - Teacher Efficacy (2016)
    Documentary by Red Deer Public School District Director/ Editor/ DP This video was created in collaboration with Red Deer Public School District to help promote Teacher Efficacy within schools. ef·fi·ca·cy ˈefəkəsē/ noun the ability to produce a desired or intended result. Its important that we help promote good learning in schools and crafting a positive learning environment for every student.

  • The Isolated Incident

    The Isolated Incident (2016)
    Film (short) by Paterson-Peters Director/Producer A short film about a different reality with an apocalyptic setting and clones.


  • CAFF Music Video Award (Placed)

  • Featured at WESTFEST

  • Second Place at Frugal Film Festival

  • Second Place at Skills Canada Provincials

  • First Place at Skills Canada Regionals


  • Red Deer College

  • Hunting Hills High School

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