Director Mo Shines
Mo Shines is an American director, writer and actor. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Bronx, Shines has directed and edited over seventy-one music videos for top artists including singer/actor Rotimi (Power series), Busta Rhymes, M.O.P, and from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan artist Raekwon. Shines’ work has appeared on MTV, VH1, and BET networks. As a natural born writer, he is the author of several published urban fiction books and short stories with his first being Brazen (Q-Boro Books/Kensington Books - 2005), short-story: Me and Grandma (Ballantine/Random House - 2007) and Officer Down (Self-published - 2012).
Shines is a graduate of the New York Film Academy where he studied directing and filmmaking. While his passion is directing, his gifts and training have also landed him in front of the camera as an actor in several network television shows. Shines was featured as the Stick-up Guy in episode 1 of Wu-Tang: An American Saga on Hulu and as an inmate in 50 Cent’s crew in NBC series ‘For Life.’