Josh Shelton is a producer-writer-director-composer committed to telling stories with HEART, whether they make you laugh or cry or simply wonder.
As a writer and producer he’s worked on scripted and unscripted series for Netflix, MTV, ESPN, PopTV, and DirecTV/AT&T as well as a comedy special produced with Jerry Seinfeld at The Geffen Playhouse. Shelton is a creative/field producer on Netflix’s hit docu-series We Are The Champions (narrated by Rainn Wilson). Most recently, he directed and produced Show Your Shelf, an interview series with best selling authors hosted by Joel Stein (guests include Lois Lowry, Rachel Bloom, and Samantha Irby). Shelton is also the showrunner/director for Twitter’s live global virtual events in 2020 and 2021, including #TwitterConnect, hosted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. As an independent producer, Shelton’s features and shorts have been official selections in SXSW, Cannes, and other film festivals internationally.
For over a decade, Shelton has been at the forefront of the digital landscape as a Telly Award and YouTube Award Winning writer/producer/director creating content that has garnered over 50 million views. He served as the interim Head of Production for Participant Media’s digital division, SoulPancake, with whom he has extensive experience producing/showrunning branded campaigns since 2015. In this role, he worked directly with the entire leadership team to ideate, pitch and produce top tier content (both scripted and unscripted) across multiple platforms. Major clients he worked with directly include: Allstate, Sprint, Dennys, Lowes, Hersheys, ConAgra, and more.
Josh Shelton’s productions prioritize hiring gender balanced creatives/crews with diversity in all positions while maintaining a safe, professional, fun and respectful work environment for everyone involved.
Shelton is always writing a new musical and drawing a new maze, so feel free to ask him about either.