Director Ben Shelton knows how to pull at your heartstrings. In just a few short moments, Shelton's work will always tug at your emotions, and consistently bring you to tears. Whether he's filming in LA, NY, Texas, Florida, Louisiana or Missouri, the quality of his work is flawless. And in the course of his career, he has directed both Nationally Television Campaigns as well as Branded Digital Content for clients such as SOULPANCAKE, SPRINT, LOWE'S, SMUCKERS, THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS, CONAGRA FOODS, THE AD COUNCIL, FATHERHOOD.GOV, CALIFORNIA CASUALTY, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA, FOX MOBILE, MIAMI HEAT, PHOENIX SUNS, KANSAS CITY ROYALS, VISIT SEATTLE, NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND, OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN CAMPAIGN, PARTICIPANT MEDIA,, MYSPACE, CLOROX BLEACH, E-HARMONY, TIMBERLAND, THE FOX SUPER BOWL PRE-GAME SHOW.
Some highlights include...
BASKETBALL TEAM SURPRISES COACH -- 19 Million views on Facebook
(for California Casualty)
THE BOY WHO SAVED 17 LIVES -- 12 Million Views on YouTube & Facebook
(for Participant Media and the producers of the feature film WONDER)
THE HOMEWORK GAP -- 3 Million Views on YouTube & Facebook
FILM & TELEVISION WORK
Ben Shelton is the director of the Netflix Original Film Candy Jar starring Christina Hendricks, Uzo Aduba, Helen Hunt, Jacob Latimore, Sami Gayle and Tom Bergeron. Candy Jar will be released April 27th on Netflix.
Shelton is the creator of the TV series Impress Me (currently streaming on Amazon Prime). He wrote, directed and produced all 13 episodes of the first season, which is executive produced by Rainn Wilson. Impress Me stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead) and Jim Meskimen (Parks & Recreation) as celebrity impressionists who want to be dramatic actors. The half-hour comedy co-stars Angela Kinsey (The Office), Dana DeLorenzo (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Piotr Michael (MadTV) and Melissa Villasenor (Saturday Night Live), with guest stars Josh Groban, Weird Al Yankovic, Kevin Pollak and Erika Christensen.
Shelton's producing credits include two film adaptations of critically-acclaimed plays, including Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) starring Rainn Wilson, and Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy, produced by Jerry Seinfeld. Shelton produced both projects with Gil Cates Jr. and the Geffen Playhouse.
Shelton is the creator/writer/director of The Daly Show (starring Tim Daly; distributed by Virgin America), the creator/writer/director of The FlipSide (streaming on Amazon Prime), writer/director of The Messenger (a pilot presentation for ABC), writer/director of Metaphysical Milkshake (starring Rainn Wilson), the director of Bad Guys (a pilot presentation for NBC), and the co-writer/director of the award-winning short films My Name Is Lisa.
Shelton has had the privilege to also direct: Whoopi Goldberg, Betty White, Taye Diggs, Nathan Fillion, Steven Weber, Cameron Monaghan, Amy Brenneman, Grace Helbig, Chris Colfer, Brandon Routh, Dean Cain, Tom Bergeron, Michael Rosenbaum, Beth Riesgraf, Paul Adelstein, Camryn Manheim, Jean Smart, Jane Leeves, Alyson Stoner, Steven Tobolowski, Kevin Conroy, Hannah Hart, Casper Van Dien, Christina Bianco, Colleen Ballinger, and many others.
A Southern California native, Shelton earned a BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Puget Sound, and he received his film school education from visiting sets, sharing lunches, and watching Laker games with his uncle, writer/director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup).