The Importance of LifeWritten by Cedric SheltonSynopsis: A sports agent who has his life on track, with his college sweetheart. Things turns upside down when he gets cheated on. Moves on and focus…Continue
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Tell us about yourself:
My name is Cedric Shelton. I am an screenwriter/ director. I have been a screenwriter for the past three years now. I have wrote three feature film screenplays. I have studied film at Fresno City College for the past three years. I have also acted in few films and some tv shows too as well. I am set to make my directoral debut this summer for my short film.
My goal is to, purse one or all of my screenplays, into a feature film movie and to get my name out into the entertainment industry, as a screenwriter. Also, getting into directing and being an Executive Producer for my films and other people’s films. I would love to work alongside my favorite Directors and Producers, such as, Martin Scorsese, Katherine Bigalow, Tyler Perry, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Stephen Spielberg, Spike Lee, Gary F. Gary, John Singleton, Oliver Stone, and many others My achievement goal, is to earn and win several Academy Awards. Just recently, my very first script, “The Comeback” was named in the Top Finalist of the 2015 “Hollywood Screenplay Contest”, in the Action/ Adventure genre. And was nominated in the 2016 “Southern California Screenplay Contest” in the Thriller genre. And winner of the 2017 International Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay for “Red Velvet”. I was thrilled and very proud of that moment, and believe that I will have many more great moments.
I believe, with my knowledge as a writer, great performances from my talent, crewmembers and a studio, or Executive Producer, and with a great support system from the moviegoers, I believe that I can make that dream, into my reality. I also want to give back to many communities and to be a helping hand, to many causes around the world. I also want to invest in creating businesses and investing into stocks. In addition, when I am done with writing or when writing is done with me, I want to earn my name on the Walk of Fame and to be known as the best screenwriter of All -Time. In addition, I would love to have the opportunity to be apart of your great production family, as a screenwriter, for many years to come.
And currently I have one of my screenplays is going to be develop into a theater play for some time towards the end of the year or in early 2017, called “The Importance of Life”. Which is a drama and comedy story about a rookie sports agent living his dream life being a sports agent and being with his college sweetheart. The two breaks up, and the sports agent gets a new girlfriend, purpose to her, then find unexpected news that he has gotten another woman pregnant. I’m also working as a production assistant for a friend of mines movie called “Learn His Story” with would be released in 2017, And I have shot a couple of Promo National Commercials for Sears men’s clothing line called “Structure”. You can check out the video on www.vimeo.com/ Sears “Structure” Promo National Commercial by Cedric Shelton. And also on my YouTube page at www.youtube.com/Cedric Shelton. I also produced, directed, and costarred in my Short Film called “Dramatic”, which is a mystery/ suspense/ thriller story about of Florida married woman who is going through a bad marriage, due to infidelity. While at the same time, the woman befriends a coworker that she develops a relationship with, while a Federal Agent is cracking down on a murder spree in the State of Florida.
You can find the video on www.youtube.com / Aubre Cummings/ Dramatic Short Film.
I am an Award Winner Screenwriting for Best Screenplay Bronze and Silver Award, at this years 2017 International Independent Screenplay Award. An also an official Selection for Best Screenplay at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival, Colortape International Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival. And many more selections to come.
List your credits:
Finding Hope Now- Gang Member
Learn His Story- Stand-In Actor and Assistant Director
How I Met Your Mother- College Student
In Security- College Student
CSI New York- Walking Citizen
Maybe Next Time- Michael
Forgotten Loyalties- DEA Agent
Sears Promo Commercial- Actor and Director