At the age of 13, Shade began his film career with the lead role in award-winning author Patrick Carmen's short film adaptation of the book 3:15 Stories:The Beast. Nearly four years later, Shade has appeared in two commercials, Heather Harlow's short film The Punishing Business and Kimber Dion's recently released short film Goodbye, First Love. In 2013, Shade filmed a lead role in the feature film The Dark Place which was picked up for world-wide distribution. He also recently finished filming the role of young director James Westby in the documentary At The Video Store along side directors Gus Van Sant, Johns Waters, John Sloss and many others, set to be released in 2014.
Shade recently accepted the role of young Dr. Christian in Polluted Picture's "eagerly anticipated" new feature film Love Sick, set to be filmed in 2014.
Shade is also a screenwriter. His short film screenplay Head Trip was selected as a semi-finalist at the Eerie Horror Film Festival in 2013, and was an official selection at the Sacramento International Film Festival in 2014. Head Trip also won Honorable Mention at the California International Film Festival in 2014 and was selected to the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in 2014 and as a Quarter Finalist at the Creative World Awards.. He plans on producing Head Trip next year.