ANGELA SHELTON
 

Angela Shelton - writer/director

Whether producing my own projects or being hired to write and/or direct, I am dedicated to creating content that inspires, uplifts and affects change.

I’ve never liked “labels” but if you HAVE to put me into a box, you can put my work under TRUE STORIES with a FAITH THEME.

 

HEART, BABY!

HEART, BABY! is my first feature that I wrote, directed, and produced.

Heart, Baby! is the TRUE STORY of George and Doc, best friends from reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer, with songwriter Doc as his cornerman and Crystal, his devoted Christian Transgender cellmate. When George is offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics he shocks everyone by turning it down, sending Doc, Crystal, and other inmates on a journey to discover the true meaning of friendship, faith, and heart.

 
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EAGLE AND THE ALBATROSS

Eagle was made in honor of her mentors, the late Jake Eberts, and her golf coach and friend, Dr. Stuart Kaufman.

When an orphaned half Korean girl finds herself in small town America with her only living relative, she seeks out a mentor to help with the only things she loves - golf. The best player in town, the widowed optometrist, takes her under his wing, sending them on a journey to face their fear of losing loved ones and their game. The only problem is, he has three months to live.

 
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SEARCHING FOR ANGELA SHELTON

In the uplifting and multiple award-winning documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton, filmmaker Angela Shelton drives around the United States surveying other Angela Sheltons. She discovers that 70% of the Angela Sheltons she speaks to are survivors of rape, childhood sexual abuse and/or domestic violence.

Best Documentary and Audience Awards

2004 Winslow Arizona Film Festival
2004 Austin, TX Film Festival – best independent documentary
2004 Asheville, NC Film Festival – best documentary and audience award
2005 Freedom Cinema Festival in Park City, UT
2005 Sarasota, FL Film Festival
2005 Newport Beach Film Festival – outstanding achievement in filmmaking award
2005 Memphis International Film Festival – best documentary
2005 Sedona Film Festival and Workshop in Sedona, AZ
2005 Sonoma Valley Film Festival – audience award
2005 Boulder, CO Film Festival
2005 Zoie Film Festival – best documentary
2005 Durango, CO Film Festival – audience award

Charms for the Easy Life

Angela wrote the teleplay adaptation of Kaye Gibbon’s novel Charms for the Easy Life for Showtime, starring Gena Rowlands and produced by and starring Mimi Rogers.

TUMBLEWEEDS

Angela’s first feature that she co-wrote and produced is inspired by her life with her mom.

Free-spirited, four-times married Mary Jo Walker heads to San Diego with her 12-year-old daughter in this irresistible tale of an unbreakable mother-daughter bond.

 

Acting

 
photo by David Zaugh

photo by David Zaugh

Angela first began acting at 8 when she became a mime at the local mall.

She went on to do some community theater and in her teens played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. She then went into the more lucrative career of modeling and focused on her writing during her down time while all the other models were doing drugs and wasting time with playboys. What? Yes, it’s true. Luckily, she spent most of her time writing.

She landed the lead role of Meadow Adare in Gavin O’Connor’s first film, Comfortably Numb and began her professional acting career. She moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and booked a pilot every year she auditioned. She was happy to work in TNT’s BIG TIME, Fox’s ELIE’S THEORY, and the TV version of SWINGERS called HOLLYWOOD TALES.

She’s appeared in guest star roles in BECKER, CHICAGO HOPE, PACIFIC BLUE and SILK STALKINGS and is proud to have worked with Richard Benjamin when she did her first comedy role for the screen in THE SHRINK IS IN outside of a guest star on HBO’s comedy show HARDCORE TV.

She was also in AIR GUITAR NATION! As a COMEDIAN she was a regular on the Free Speech Show and Comedy Nation. She has also appeared at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Angela won an Emmy for her performance as Safe Side Superchick in the video series, The Safe Side Series, created by Baby Einstein’s creator Julie Clark.

When she booked the role as Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side Video Series, she was beside herself. She not only got to help keep kids safe, but was also thrilled to do physical comedy, all her own stunts, and play all the various characters she got to play in the video series.  The videos are hilarious.  

They are now FREE ON YOUTUBE!

Share them with your kids!

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Angela playing golf champion Tracy in  Eagle and the Albatross.

Angela playing golf champion Tracy in Eagle and the Albatross.

 

If one of her own projects has a place for her to act and not take away from her focus of directing, she loves to be in front of the camera as well.

Angela had a hilarious time gaining 30 pounds to play lesbian golf champion, Tracy, in her film Eagle and the Albatross.

While Angela is in development on other projects, she gets calls from director friends to act in their pieces so hit her up.