Shur attended film school in Boston at a school he describes as “near Harvard.” Upon graduation, he made his way to California to become rich and successful. After a week or so of trying, he gave up and began working in film production.
He followed the production path for several years, working as a coordinator and production manager. Finally, after becoming weary of the celebrity
lifestyle he was leading, he agreed to take a staff job as assistant to Spike Jonze and his producing partner Vincent Landay. He stayed with them
for almost four years (through Being John Malkovich and Adaption), all the while shooting his own projects and being creatively involved in those of his employers.
Over the last ten years, Shur has directed commercials for clients such as Burger King and Time Warner Cable, Music videos that he swears were huge in England and he created several short films including “Lost Casting Tape” which takes us inside the mind of an actor during a doomed audition. He also directed “Font Man” a short film, which features a man named Bob who works in the “Bolding” division of a font company called FontCo. His job is “to make fonts bold”.
Shur’s mom says he is an unadulterated genius at comedy writing as well as at his current role creating visual effects for a variety of clients so high end that we’re not allowed to legally name them. Some of them don’t even have full names. He is also an accomplished photographer and his Photoshop work has appeared in many magazines, movies and music videos.