Angela Shelton - writer/director
Whether producing my own projects or being hired to write and/or direct, I am dedicated to creating content that educates, entertains and inspired joyful lives.
HEART, BABY! is my first feature that I wrote, directed, and produced. Spoiler alert: it’s not really a boxing movie. It might just rip your heart out and put it back together again - hopefully!
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.
SEARCHING FOR ANGELA SHELTON
This documentary was my directorial debut and shifted the course of my life. It also is the reason there is a large gap in my IMDB page, because after being told I was wasting my time with this little movie I left Hollywood and went on the road for a decade helping raise money for rape crisis centers, child advocacy centers and domestic violence shelters.
To this day, this film is utilized around the world as a tool to help break the silence and begin breaking the cycle of abuse and violence.
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.
I thought interviewing Angela Sheltons around the country would be funny! Opps, it’s not funny, it’s heartbreaking and eye-opening but it has an incredibly happy ending!
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
IN POST PRODUCTION:
EAGLE AND THE ALBATROSS
Eagle is my second feature that I made in honor of my mentors, the late Jake Eberts, and my golf coach and friend, Dr. Stuart Kaufman. After Heart, Baby! ripped our hearts after, my crew and I wanted to make a fun comedy so here it is! Opps - it’s not really a comedy, bring tissues!
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.