Director Ben Shelton (Telly Award Winner) knows how to capture authenticity, while tugging at your heartstrings. In just a few short moments, Shelton's work delivers the full range of emotions, consistently bringing you to tears. Whether he's filming in California, New York, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Arizona, Missouri, Ohio or Washington, the quality is excellent. Over the course of his career, Shelton has directed Nationally Television Campaigns as well as Branded Digital Content for clients including…
ABC, DISNEY CHANNEL, SOULPANCAKE, NETFLIX, UNIVERSAL, LULULEMON, SPRINT, LOWE'S, NAKED JUICE, SMUCKERS, THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS, CONAGRA FOODS, THE AD COUNCIL, THE FATHERHOOD PROJECT, 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, THIS IS CLEVELAND, and MORE.
Some highlights include...
BASKETBALL TEAM SURPRISES COACH -- TELLY AWARD WINNER and 19+ Million views on Facebook
(for California Casualty)
THE BOY WHO SAVED 17 LIVES -- 18+ Million Views
(for Participant Media / & the producers of the feature film WONDER)
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT CLEVELAND?
(for This is Cleveland)
THE HOMEWORK GAP -- 2018 TELLY AWARD WINNER and 5+ Million Views on YouTube & Facebook
BEST FRIENDS REUNION -- 3+ Million Views on YouTube & Facebook
(for ABC / A Million Little Things)
STANDING OVATION SURPRISE FOR A MAN WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME
(for the film WELCOME TO MARWEN)
WHAT IF KIDS WERE IN CHARGE OF THE HOLIDAYS?
(for LOWE’S & THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA)
FATHER’S DAY SURPRISE BRINGS DAD TO TEARS
(for The Ad Council)
MILITARY KID GETS CHRISTMAS SURPRISE WHILE DAD’S AWAY
(for NETFLIX ‘The Christmas Chronicles’)
FEEL GOOD GIVING
LITTLE CHOICES CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
(for NAKED JUICE)
FILM & TELEVISION WORK
Ben Shelton is the director of the Netflix Original Film CANDY JAR starring Christina Hendricks, Uzo Aduba and Helen Hunt. He is also the creator of the TV series IMPRESS ME on PopTV & Amazon Prime, as well as THE DALY SHOW on Virgin America, and THE FLIPSIDE for SoulPancake.
As a writer/director, Shelton has sold scripts and directed projects for NBC, ABC, YouTube and NETFLIX, working with: Whoopi Goldberg, Betty White, Rainn Wilson, Nathan Fillion, Taye Diggs, Josh Groban, Weird Al Yankovic, Kevin Pollak, Tim Daly and 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, Melissa Villasenor and many others.
Shelton studied at the University of Puget Sound, and 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).