A Hitman man/ getaway driver comes back to his hometown to attend a funeral service, rekindle an old relationship with an old friend, and works for the most powerful man in Realestate. The Hitman driver soon realizes, that coming back home is more than he can bargain for.
Number of Pages:100
Country of Origin:United States
International Independent ScreenplayLos Angeles, Ca
September 17, 2017
Columbus Black International Film FestivalColumbus, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Offical Selection For Best Screenplay
South Carolina Underground Film FestivalCharlestown, SC
November 11, 2017
My name is Cedric Shelton. I was born and raised in Fresno, Ca. I am the youngest of 8. I grew up watching movies and TV shows like “Boy Meets World”, Robocop”, “Terminator”, “Superman”, “Batman”, and etc. I recently got into acting about 8 years ago, taking acting workshops such as, on camera commercial training, cold reading, and scene study, and improv classes. I have acted in several of movies and TV shows such as, “Stricken”, “Hawthorne”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “In Security”, “CSI New York”, “Finding Hope Now” with Avan Jogia, the star of the Abc Family hit show “Twisted”. I was also the lead actor on the ID channel on a TV series called “The Real NCIS: The Riverside Mystery. I played a role of an ex-naval officer “Kenneth Baily. And did a theater play when I was younger.
Last summer, I had written, directed, and produced a short film called “Dramatic”. It’s my first film I have made. The story is about a woman who is going through some marital problems in her marriage, while dealing with a new coworker who caught her attention. It’s a drama/ suspense story that I am submitting to film festivals. I recently fell in love in writing screenplays for almost 8 years now, and have written 10 screenplays so far. I can honestly say that I am a crime/ drama writer, because I love TV shows and movies, such as, “CSI: Miami”, Dateline NBC, “48 Hours”, different episodes of the “ID Channel”, movies like, “Body Heat”, Goodfellas”, “Marked for Death”, “Heat” “Casino” Training Day”, “The Departed”, and “The Town”.
I love the different prospective ways that cop’s and forensics teams, solves crimes. And the way, that they capture little and big details, at a crime scene. And more importantly, love learning the criminal justice system. And that’s why I love this genre. What keeps me motivated, as a screenwriter, is creating the nothing, out of something. Or turning a dream, into a reality. My motivation comes from, the things that has been going on in my life, my family and friends life, what’s going on in my city, in the entertainment and music industry, movies, books and what is going on around the world. Things like that keeps me motivated, constantly every single day. At the moment, I am thinking about my next screenplay.
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 “Hollywood Screenplay Contest”, in the Action/ Adventure genre. And was nominated in the “Southern California Screenplay Contest” in the Thriller genre. And winner of the 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.
I’m also working as a production assistant for a friend of mines movie called “Learn His Story” with would be released in 2021, 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.
I am an Award Winner Screenwriting for Best Screenplay Bronze and Silver Award, at the 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.
Learn His Story (2016) Stunt Actor. Director: Rashan M
Dramatic (2012) Director, Producer, Actor. Director: Cedric Shelton
Maybe Next Time (2010) Lead Actor. Director: Geo Haynes
Finding Hope Now (2009) Supporting Actor. Director: Jennifer Tadlock
Stricken (2009) Supporting Actor. Director: Matt Sconse
Sears Promo Commercial (2016). Director, Producer, Actor. Director: Cedric Shelton
CSI: New York (2010) Extra. Paramount Studios
InSecurity (2010) College Student. Turner Central North Productions
Hawthorne (2010) Hospital Patient. Sony Studios
How I Met Your Mother. (2009). 20th Century Fox Studios
Mary, Mary (2003) Michael. West Fresno Elementary Productions
The Comeback: Crime/Drama
Top 20 Screenplay/ Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Finalist for Best Screenplay/ Colortape Film Festival
Silver Award for Best Screenplay/ California Film Awards
Dramatic: Suspense/ Thriller
The Importance of Life: Comedy/ Drama
Top 3 Best Drama Screenplay/ Las Vegas International Screenplay Contest
Red Velvet: Crime/ Drama
Top 10 Best Screenplay/ Columbus Black International Film Festival
Top 30 Best Screenplay/ Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards
Top 5 Best Screenplay/ South Carolina Underground Film Festival
Best Screenplay/ International Independent Film Awards
I Am My Brother’s Keeper: Comedy
Best Screenplay/ International Independent Film Awards
Top 10 Best Screenplay/ Las Vegas Black Film Festival
Top 30 Best Screenplay/ Beverly Hills Film Festival
Best Comedy Featured Film Screenplay/ Hollywood Shorts Film Festival
The Triangle: Drama
Body of Heat: Drama
Nominated for Best Screenplay/ StoryPro International Screenplay Awards
Contact Info: (559) 779-4131 Email:Cedshelton@yahoo.com